You are able to access a range of emotional support with the counselling team via telephone or Zoom calls or 1:1 support. We run face to face Carers Group, Creative Workshops and Mindfulness sessions. You can also find information and activities that are related to the group support that we offer on the One Day at a Time section of the website, as well as other topics that you may find helpful.
Mindfulness - Mindfulness is about learning to pay affectionate and wise attention to everything you experience in the present moment. Studies show that it can help with stress, anxiety and even pain relief. We offer a fortnightly session where attendees are guided through mindfulness and meditation practices. The session is open to anyone connected to the hospice.
Gentle exercise - Enjoying a sense of wellbeing through gentle exercise such as yoga or Pilates.
Singing workshops - A great way of expressing yourself and finding joy, whether you consider yourself a singer or not!
Supporting young people - Talking about how best to support young people in the family, and what to say to them at this time.
Gatherings and events - We regularly arrange opportunities for patients and their families to attend an event, a time for you to get to know us and each other and introduce members of your family to the hospice. Previous examples of this have been a barbecue, a picnic, a Mad Hatter's tea party and an Easter Egg Roll, to name just a few.
Introductory visit - We know it can be hard to attend the hospice for the first time, so Supportive Care like to invite you, and those close to you, to come to an Introductory session, where we can tell you about some of the support we offer and can show you around the therapy rooms, art room and other spaces. Stay for lunch and get to know other members of the hospice community and let us know what groups or therapies you would like to take part in.
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