Need to talk?
Call our 24/7 advice line for health care professionals and families if you need support with symptom management and end of life care.
The Positive Living Group is designed to offer coping strategies and support for you and the loved ones around you. It is for anyone who has received a diagnosis of a life-shortening illness.
The group runs over a four week period and is led by Hospice healthcare professionals.
What happens in the sessions?
Each Positive Living session starts with a discussion on subjects such as symptom management or advance care planning. Participants are invited to talk about their experiences and fears. After a break for lunch there is the chance to relax, often with a pampering treatment, and talk to Hospice staff.
Feedback from attendees of Positive Living
- ‘I don’t feel like I’ve been coming to a hospital, hospice or medical environment. This place is a sanctuary’.
- ‘It was a wonderful experience. People talk to you about what illnesses they have and there are no secrets. Everybody wants to share because we’re all in the same boat.’
- ‘When I came this morning I didn’t feel 100 per cent well. I felt rotten. But do you know what? I feel great now.’
Booking a place
To find out more, or to book a place, please contact the Independent Living Team on 01284 766133.