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Welcome to our Wellbeing Hub, an online resource to support you and help to promote your health.

As part of our Wellbeing Unit, the Wellbeing Hub provides access to a range of enjoyable programmes and activities that help improve confidence and independence to help you cope and feel well. If you’re feeling fatigued or struggling with anxiety, as a patient, a carer or a family member, please find details below or contact us on wellbeing@stcolumbashospice.org.uk to arrange a taster session.

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Programmes

We look forward to bringing lots of health and wellbeing benefits to support people living with palliative conditions. These programmes are available to you at home, in our wellbeing unit and in the community. These programmes are currently running as taster sessions to give participants a feel for the services, and will be transitioned into 4 to 12 week programmes when suitable, with weekly sessions covering a range of themes to empower you to live well.

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Number of sessions: 6 *Currently running as taster sessions

Start date: June 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Assessment form required

Breathing matters

Sometimes it can feel like breathlessness is impacting every area of your life.  It can make you feel anxious and fatigued too.  In breathing matters, we will explore ways that you can manage your breathing to allow you to live your life more fully.  The sessions are run by therapists who will be able to show you techniques to help you breathe more easily.  You will also be able to share your experiences in a safe space with others in a similar situation to you.  And there’s always time for a cuppa!

Number of sessions: 6 *Currently running as taster sessions

Start date: June 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Assessment form required

Enquire now
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Number of sessions: 4

Start date: June 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Assessment form required

Managing fatigue

A small group activity to explore what fatigue is, what causes it and how it affects your daily life - the things you need to do and want to do. You will have the opportunity to share and learn with others in a safe environment and consider how fatigue can affect mood and sleep. We'll help you to identify practical ways to manage your fatigue and achieve a better quality of life.

Number of sessions: 4

Start date: June 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Assessment form required

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Number of sessions: 10-12 *Currently running as taster sessions

Start date: June 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Available online

Assessment form required

Mindfulness

This is currently running as a taster class, with the potential for the introduction of a 10 to 12 week programme based on demand. This class is designed to help us be more kind to ourselves. You’ll learn short meditation practices and other skills that may help calm and settle you. Together, we’ll help you to be more present in the moment to enjoy the here and now.

Number of sessions: 10-12 *Currently running as taster sessions

Start date: June 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Available online

Assessment form required

Enquire now
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Number of sessions: 6 *Currently running as taster sessions

Start date: April 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Assessment form required

Falls prevention

Having a fall can really knock your confidence and may prevent you from fully participating in life. We’re here to help you tackle some of the understandable barriers that fear of falling can bring. Learn from our skilled practitioners about getting round more safely.

Number of sessions: 6 *Currently running as taster sessions

Start date: April 2022

In-person session

Hospice Building: Wellbeing Studio

Assessment form required

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Timetable of activities

We have lots of activities promoting wellbeing that are open to anyone with a palliative illness, their carers & family members. Sleep better, move better, feel better. From arts to movement, relaxation to meditation, we have something to support everyone. All our activities are bookable 2 working days in advance and require no long-term commitment. So, you can plan and take control of your wellbeing needs as and when it suits you. Take a look at our timetable of activities and see the ‘Wellbeing resources’ section below for more information. 

Thu
26 

May

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Managing Fatigue - Programme |1 hour

11am-12pm

Family & Friends Support Group |1.5 hours

1.30-3pm

Fri
27 

May

Mindfulness - Programme |1 hour

11.30am-12.30pm

Relaxation |1 hour

1.30-2.30pm

Mon
30 

May

Relaxation |1 hour

1pm-2pm

Tue
31 

May

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Breathing Matters - Taster |1 hour

1.30-2.30pm

Wed
01 

June

Falls Prevention - Taster |1 hour

1.30-2.30pm

Thu
02 

June

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Managing Fatigue - Programme |1 hour

11am-12pm

Family & Friends Support Group |1.5 hours

1.30-3pm

Fri
03 

June

Mindfulness - Programme |1 hour

11.30am-12.30pm

Relaxation |1 hour

1.30-2.30pm

Mon
06 

June

Rights and choices |1.5 hours

2-3.30pm

Tue
07 

June

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Breathing Matters - Taster |1 hour

1-2pm

Wed
08 

June

Falls Prevention - Taster |1 hour

1-2pm

Thu
09 

June

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Managing Fatigue - Programme |1 hour

11am-12pm

Family & Friends Support Group |1.5 hours

1.30-3pm

Fri
10 

June

Mindfulness - Programme |1 hour

11.30am-12.30pm

Relaxation |1 hour

1.30-2.30pm

Mon
13 

June

Relaxation |1 hour

1pm-2pm

Tue
14 

June

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Breathing Matters - Programme Week 1 |1.5 hours

1.00 - 2.30pm

Wed
15 

June

Falls Prevention - Taster |1 hour

1-2pm

Thu
16 

June

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Managing Fatigue - Programme |1 hour

11am-12pm

Family & Friends Support Group |1.5 hours

1.30-3pm

Fri
17 

June

Mindfulness - Programme |1 hour

11.30am-12.30pm

Relaxation |1 hour

1.30-2.30pm

Mon
20 

June

Relaxation |1 hour

1pm-2pm

Life Story Soundtracks |1 hour

2.30pm-3.30pm

Tue
21 

June

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Breathing Matters - Programme Week 2 |1.5 hours

1 - 2.30pm

Wed
22 

June

Thu
23 

June

'Move to Improve' |1 hour

10-11am

Managing Fatigue - Programme |1 hour

11am-12pm

Family & Friends Support Group |1.5 hours

1.30-3pm

Fri
24 

June

Life Story Soundtracks |1 hour

10.30am-11.30am

Mindfulness - Programme |1 hour

11.30am-12.30pm

Relaxation |1 hour

1.30-2.30pm

Wellbeing resources

Forest Visualisation

Enjoy a walk through nature from the comfort of home, taking in thoughts of fresh air, leafy surroundings and beautiful peaceful spaces.

Invite to Daydream, Relaxation

It’s important to take time with our thoughts and give ourselves permission to daydream. Relax and reflect through daydreaming, at any time of day, from your comfortable place.

Mindful Breathing

Developing mindfulness using our breath (or our hands) as our focus of attention. This simple (though not so easy!) discipline brings us back to the present moment.

Body Scan

The Body Scan meditation is a foundational practice of Mindfulness, training our capacity to pay attention, and to become aware of what is happening in our minds. We do this by slowly focusing on different areas of the body and allowing body sensations to be felt and experienced as they are, bringing an attitude of kindness to the experience.

Wellbeing support

There's a lot of information out there, so to make life simple we've compiled a list of organistions that might be able to help. Please remember that our Access team are here to help direct you to services here at the hospice and in our community too. Find out more below.

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Access team

If you feel you could benefit from some support for yourself or a family member, please contact our friendly Access team on 0131 551 7751. They will be able to direct you to the right services to meet your needs.

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Community space

We’ll be hosting community groups for Duchennes and Dementia, bringing relaxation, company and enjoyment to those affected by these conditions. We’ve also got some wonderful workshops lined up to help you build up a playlist of music or a library of your life stories. More information to follow soon.

About our wellbeing service

In April 2022, we proudly opened a new wellbeing unit, responding to the changing needs of our hospice community. We believe in rehabilitative palliative care, empowering people to actively manage their conditions themselves, enabling them to live fully and enjoy the best quality of life possible. It's a multi-disciplinary approach, with our whole team of specialsts working together to provide care through in-patient beds, specialist out-patient clinics, in-person and virtual classes and wellbeing programmes.

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Stay up to date with wellbeing news

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