Supporting independence and wellbeing

The first programme is a series of psychological support days which focus on helping you to maintain a sense of independence and wellbeing. Advice and support will be offered by members of the multidisciplinary team, covering practical information on:

  • specialist symptom control
  • nursing assessments
  • referrals to other health and social care professionals
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • chaplaincy
  • our counselling psychologist’s services

The sessions are held on alternate weeks. In the first session you will identity your aims for attending, and an action plan relating to your attendance will be produced. As the sessions progress, the team will meet with you to ensure that your needs are being addressed. The aim is for you to have achieved everything you need to from the programme after your 6 sessions have been completed.

Therapeutic clinic

The second programme is a therapeutic clinic run as a short course for six weeks. It focuses on providing you and your family with information to help you understand the options, support and services that are available to you, enabling you to make your own decisions. This is sometimes described as ‘empowerment’.

The programme includes sessions on:

  • Making choices for the future
  • Financial and benefits advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Information on local services
  • Psychological wellbeing 

Lunch and refreshments

Lunch and refreshments are provided

Referrals

Referrals can be made by a member of the Hospice Team, your GP or Community Nurse, your hospital consultants or specialist nurses in the community of hospital. Transport can be arranged if needed, please contact a member of the team for more information.