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The Haverhill Hub support groups in Haverhill
Support and friendship for those in the final chapters of their lives and their loved ones is on offer in Haverhill.
The Haverhill Hub is running two different group sessions in a bid to increase the help and support it offers those facing long term or life-threatening illnesses, their families and carers.
Abi Morris, Community Liaison and Administrator, said: “As a centre we strive to offer the help and support that those across our community in the final chapters of their lives and those caring for them need.
“Our groups and open sessions allow people to find out a little bit more about us, as well as the help and advice they could receive from the Hospice alongside others who may be dealing with similar experiences.”
A Men’s Group returned to the Camps Road centre on Monday, 5 September offering support, friendship and a friendly ear
Abi said: “It can often be difficult to talk about illness, caring for someone who is unwell or a bereavement to family and friends.
“Our Men’s Group can offer a relaxed and informal means of support. They share their wisdom with a generous sprinkle of laughter thrown in for good measure.”
The group will meet between 2.45pm and 4.45pm and will continue to do so on alternate Mondays.
From Tuesday, 6 September a new weekly Open House drop-in session started at the centre from 10am to midday. The session offers the chance to meet and chat to others in similar situations in a comfortable and relaxed space.
Abi said: “Open House is an opportunity for people to get advice, information and peer support, with the Hospice on hand if needed.
“Each week we may incorporate mini-educational segments around subjects such as breathlessness, managing fatigue and nutrition.”
For more information on either of the groups please call The Haverhill Hub on 01440 848260.