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The Palliative Peer Support Café

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The Palliative Peer Support Café

St Nicholas Hospice Care has launched a weekly-drop in group for people with a long-term or life-threatening illness in Bury St Edmunds.

The Palliative Peer Support Café takes place at The Apex in Charter Square, every Wednesday, from 12.30-2.30pm. It will provide a space for people at any stage of their illness, to talk things through with people in the same situation.

Sarah Price, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Family Support Practitioner, said: “Life changing illness can feel overwhelming, people may feel frightened, anxious, sad, angry, powerless and alone. At the same time as coping with their own feelings, people have to plan for end-of-life, death and dying, work out how to talk with their family and friends, learn medical language and navigate their way around medical settings.

“The café will be an informal and open place where people can laugh, cry, get angry or frightened or crack a joke or two.”

Where?

The group will be held at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD

When?

The group meets every Wednesday, 12.30 – 2.30pm.

Get in touch

For further information about the Palliative Peer Support Café, please contact the Hospice’s Family Support Team by telephoning 01284 715572 or emailing family.support@stnh.org.uk.