Need to talk?
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.
Praise for Positive Living
Some of the things that people who have attended the Positive Living group have said:
- ‘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.’