Supporting the supporters

We support families and carers, enabling them to find time and space for themselves and learn practical ways of coping with being a carer.

Carers’ Programme

Our Carers programme provides support for you as a carer of one of our patients. This 7-session programme is designed to help you, as a carer, to cope with any worries or pressures that you are facing. It will also give you useful advice and information, and provide an informal environment where you can meet other carers and share experiences with each other.

Carers’ Clinics

Our Carers’ Clinics are held on various days at the Beacon Centre. We offer a range of complementary therapies which can help aid relaxation and wellbeing, improve sleep, lower stress and anxiety levels, and ease muscular aches and pains. These include; Relaxing Massage, Indian Head Massage, Natural Lift Facial Massage and Energy Healing. Perfect for carers who are feeling stressed, worried or tense.

Carer Therapies

Many of our Living Well activities are aimed at both patients and their carers or family members to attend together. Some offer help and advice with managing symptoms such as anxiety or fatigue, others offer a creative outlet for the feelings and emotions which can build when living with an advanced or terminal illness. We will provide guidance about which activities are appropriate for carers and relatives to attend.

Supporting Children

Coming to terms with the illness and death of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience for adults and children alike. Children may struggle with uncertainties and fears which they can find difficult to cope with and hard to talk about.

This is where our dedicated Child & Family Support team can help. We work with parents and schools to help them understand and support the child or children in their care. Sessions with a Phyllis Tuckwell counsellor or psychologist can help children and families to discuss their feelings in a safe and supportive space, and we also work with teachers to help them understand what the child may be experiencing and learn how to support them at school.