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Body Image and Wellbeing

Body image is how we think and feel about our bodies. Having concerns about body image during illness is common.

Illness can cause changes to how our body looks including:

  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Swelling of different parts of the body
  • Scarring
  • Some changes to the body are unseen but still affect body image.

There are different ways the Hospice can support you with body image concerns including:

  • Complementary Therapy
  • Wellbeing Days
  • Advice on hair loss and signposting
  • Psychological support