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Positive living

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.’