Our Wellbeing Centre acts as the hub for a variety of support group meetings (both for carers or loved ones and for those who have been bereaved) and for complementary therapies.
We have several groups on offer, and each one aims to offer the type of support that you or your loved ones need most. Our Chat & Cherish Café sessions offer support (and sometimes complementary therapies) for carers, and our Buddy Group and Bereavement Coffee Morning sessions offer support for the bereaved.
While we provide care for a wide variety of illnesses, not just cancer, we do have a specific service for cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. This service is called Time for You, and the sessions offer a chance for you to enjoy relaxation, support and companionship through complementary therapies.
Complementary therapies work alongside conventional medical treatments. They do not aim to offer a cure, but they can be very helpful in supporting symptom control and enhancing your sense of wellbeing. Available therapies include adapted massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, a variety of relaxation techniques, a range of beauty treatments and Indian head message. Our team will work with you to help you find the right therapy that will help you relax and feel restored.
For more information about our support groups or the complementary therapies on offer, please email us or ask your Hospice Community Nurse Specialist, staff in the Day Hospice or your In-Patient Unit nurse. The Family Support Team can also refer both patients and carers.