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Wellbeing service

Our wellbeing service offers support to make it easier to manage symptoms and enable you to live well with your condition. The service is available to inpatients, outpatients and those in the community.

Supporting people to live well

Welcome to our wellbeing service

In April 2022, we proudly opened a new wellbeing service, 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 specialists working together to provide care through in-patient beds, specialist out-patient clinics, in-person and virtual classes and wellbeing programmes. Our wellbeing service is free and open to all.

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Access to wellbeing activities wherever you are

We offer interactive classes and self-management programmes, as well as Music, Art and Complementary Therapies as part of our wellbeing service. These are offered via our new wellbeing hub - bright studio space for in-person sessions, with virtual capabilities to reach people in the comfort of home. You can access the wellbeing hub online to find enjoyable classes, useful resources, relaxation activities and tips to help you cope and feel well.

Explore our Wellbeing Hub

Support for your loved ones

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.

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Helping creative expression and connection

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

Helping you relax

Our complementary therapy service is available Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Therapies for inpatients include reflexology, reiki, aromatherapy, massage and Indian Head massage. We also now provide virtual complementary therapies to outpatients in our community. These therapies are tailored to individual needs and offered together with conventional medical treatments to maximise wellbeing.

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Helping you stay active

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.

Helping with the day-to-day

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.

Helping find peace of mind

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.

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