Wellbeing Workshops

What are Wellbeing Workshops?
They are one and a half hour to two hour sessions that cover different issues aiming to help patients and their loved ones cope with day to day life and managing their illness.

Who can attend?
People who are living with a progressive life-limiting illness and their carers (family member or friend), who would benefit from:
– Learning specific techniques to manage symptoms caused by their disease or treatment
– Group support of others in a similar situation

Do I have to come to all the workshops?
No, they are stand-alone workshops. You are welcome to attend some or all. Sandwiches, snacks and beverages are available to buy from the Hospice café at lunchtime.

When/where are the sessions held?
Morning workshops start at 10.30am and end around 12 noon. Afternoon sessions start at 1pm and end at 2.30pm. They run at the Hospice throughout the year.

Do I need to bring or wear anything special?
We would advise that you wear loose, comfortable clothing and that you bring any medications that you may need to take during your visit.

Wellbeing Workshops

Our 2017 timetable for the workshops will be available soon!

‘Managing Fatigue’
Fatigue is a common symptom of many illnesses or their treatments. If you don’t have the energy, even the simplest day to day tasks become difficult. This session looks at how you to maximise your energy levels and how to make the most of the energy you have.
Click here to open a ‘Managing Fatigue’ leaflet.

‘Sleeping Well’
Everyone understands that getting a good night’s sleep helps you manage your everyday life. This becomes even more important when your sleep may be disturbed by medical problems, medication, stress or depression. This session focuses on the practical things you can do to get a better night’s sleep.
Click here to open a ‘Sleeping Well’ leaflet.

‘Managing Stress’
Stress and anxiety (and even panic) are normal reactions. But if stress, anxiety or panic is starting to interfere with our daily life, then it’s time to do something about it. This session looks at what stress is and how to use our normal bodily reactions to our advantage so we can be more relaxed.
Click here to open a ‘Managing Stress’ leaflet.

‘Keeping Moving & Catching Your Breath’
This is a practical session open to everyone. It will be adapted to your physical abilities, but if you have difficulties moving independently then you would benefit from bringing someone with you to help.

The Breathing Session is designed to help you understand what your body is doing when we breathe. By understanding you can then learn techniques to cope with shortness of breath and to aid relaxation.
Click here to open a ‘Keeping Moving & Catching Your Breath’ leaflet.

‘Soothing Hands’
Complementary therapies are natural, gentle, non-invasive treatments that are used to complement traditional medical treatments. They can help to restore balance emotionally, physically and spiritually, soothing the mind, the Body and the Spirit.

Patients and their carers can find out more about complementary therapies and how they can be used at home.
Click here to open a ‘Soothing Hands’ leaflet.

‘Learn to Relax’
A 12 week programme that introduces you to the benefits of relaxation in everyday life. During each session, you can try a different relaxation technique, and learn how relaxation can help you cope with anxiety, sleep problems and fatigue.
Click here to open a ‘Learn to Relax’ leaflet.