Sometimes it can be helpful to meet with other people who understand what it’s like, whether you are someone who has been diagnosed with a terminal condition or whether you are a relative looking for some support in exploring your feelings. We offer support groups where you can learn about yourself while feeling more connected by sharing your experiences with others.
The Hospice offers a number of support groups which may help you:
- support groups led by a counsellor
- Community Cafe
The Psychological Support Team runs support groups which are led by a counsellor and enable you to meet others experiencing similar feelings and also to help you build a support network. Going to a group for the first time can seem daunting but you can be sure of a warm welcome - people will understand how hard it can be to take that first step.
The Community Cafe is a drop-in service for anyone: people receiving Hospice services, their family and friends, the recently bereaved, and people wanting to learn more about the Hospice. You do not need to be referred and our dedicated volunteers will make you feel welcome, answer your questions and signpost you to any Hospice services you may benefit from. The Community Cafe is open every Friday, 10am-12.30pm, and you can drop in on the day.
Having therapy in a group environment can have many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns.
Going to a group for the first time can be daunting, but you can be sure of a warm welcome. People will understand how hard it can be to take that first step.
It can be helpful to meet with other people who understand what it's like.