One of the hardest things about illness is speaking to family and friends about what’s happening. Our Family Support Team can help make things a little easier. We organise support groups and provide various ways for you to engage with those closest to you. We can help you talk to children, offer general information and advice, and give support to those who are bereaved.View resources
We’re here to support your emotional and spiritual needs. Our counsellors offer a safe space to process what can be complex and overwhelming emotions. Our chaplaincy team offers support to those of all faiths and none, helping consider the biggest questions and talk about your life.
Our Social Workers will help you and those close to you with the practical tasks that need to be taken care of. We’ll help source practical help at home, point you towards advice on debt or income maintenance, help with housing, schools and employers, and offer social and emotional support. Whether you’re thinking about going home or moving to another care setting, our social workers are here for you.
Due to COVID-19 we have had to change our approach to delivering our complementary therapy services, but we can still offer therapies in IPU from Tuesday to Saturday between 9am and 3pm. Our complementary therapists are on hand to in-patients who wish to receive short sessions of reflexology, reiki and aromatherapy (excluding massage). These therapies are tailored to individual needs and offered together with conventional medical treatments to maximise wellbeing.
Our Therapet team are currently on furlough, but we are holding a virtual pet show in their honour to raise funds for the Hospice, which everyone can get involved with. We look forward to welcoming our four-legged friends back soon. You can find details about the pet show here
An important part of living independently after a diagnosis is staying as active as possible. Key to that is having your environment set up to help you move around safely. Our Occupational Therapy Team will provide you with equipment and guidance that helps you with everyday tasks. Our Physiotherapy Team can teach you techniques to deal with symptoms such as breathlessness and fatigue, provide guidance on appropriate levels of activity, and work specifically on things like strength and balance.
The arts can bypass words. They can offer a creative outlet and support in times of change and loss. Our Arts team offers a range of sessions and projects using diverse arts media such as music and songwriting, painting, creative writing, photography and film making.Our Arts Service