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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a taster session.
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.
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!Enquire now
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.Enquire now
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.Enquire now
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.Enquire now
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.
Enjoy a walk through nature from the comfort of home, taking in thoughts of fresh air, leafy surroundings and beautiful peaceful spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.
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.Find out more