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Wellbeing Care

About Our Wellbeing Care

Our Wellbeing Team supports patients and families across all our hospice services, ensuring their emotional, social, spiritual and psychological needs are at the centre of their care.

The Wellbeing Team provide individual support packages to meet your family’s need. Services we offer include;  

  • Support and therapeutic groups for children
  • Adult and children’s bereavement support
  • Social worker to support with advice and coordinating care
  • Complementary therapy
  • Creative therapies
  • Spiritual care and support
  • Counselling for adults and children
  • Carers support
  • Therapeutic workshops and events

The team will discuss your needs and agree a support package with you.

The Wellbeing Team can only accept referrals from patients, or families of patients, who have already been accepted for our hospice care.

If you or your family member is already being cared for by one of our hospice services, a referral to the Wellbeing Team can be made by their Key Worker or you can make a self referral by emailing wellbeing@havenshospices.org.uk

About our services

You may think that Spiritual Care within a Hospice setting is only for people with religious or overtly spiritual beliefs or practices. In our Spiritual Care we will seek to meet any religious or spiritual needs but our Spiritual Care meets all people equally and focuses on what is important to them as individuals.

Spiritual Care for you may simply mean support from a person who understands your feelings or fears at this time. Spiritual Care involves everyone in supporting the human spirit in others. We are all unique individuals who hold to diverse beliefs and practices through our cultures and experiences in life.

We respect all and support all people equally and respect all cultures and experiences whether religious, spiritual or simply from our common humanity. 

We seek whatever helps to bring the individual peace of mind, a sense of their worth, inner strength, affirmation and meaning. Any person may receive benefit from our shared approach to Spiritual Care and need not have a religion or spiritual path to benefit from it.

Our specialist bereavement team offer a wide range of services that are each tailored to your individual needs. A member of the bereavement team can support you to access the right service for you at the right time. Find out more here.

Enabling patients to develop their creativity and try something new, while engaging in a therapeutic activity that is relaxing and meaningful during this difficult time in their lives. Activities include; painting, creative writing, photography and gardening. Our creative therapists help patients to share their story through memory boxes, life story writing and other activities.

A range of supportive therapies offered alongside medical treatment. Many people with life-limiting illnesses use these to help them cope with the disease and the side-effects of treatments. The therapies we provide are massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology and reiki.

The Wellbeing Team offers support for the whole family including carers and children. The support package is tailored to the individual and can include group support, emotional wellbeing support or counselling for those with a higher level of need.

Related services

Find out more about how our Wellbeing Team can support children, young people and adults living with complex or incurable conditions, as well as their families. 

Bereavement support

Resources

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