It’s completely understandable that you and your loved ones will experience a range of emotions after being told you have a terminal illness. Whether you’re feeling bereft, angry, confused, or depressed, you are not alone in your feelings. 

The counselling service is available to you during illness and into bereavement.  Counselling enables you to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe space, you will be supported to explore these in some depth and helped to consider ways that may help you cope during this time. 

We also offer bereavement services to the family or important people of patient who have died whilst under the hospice care for up to 2 years.

The bereavement drop-in runs every Wednesday at the hospice between 10 – 11.30 am, no need to book. At this you can receive support and also find out about our bereavement group, and our bereavement counselling.

Almost three quarters (72%) of carers in the UK said they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring, while well over half (61%) said their physical health had worsened.

Jake is thankful for the counselling support he received from the Hospice when his mum was ill. To anyone who isn’t sure or doesn’t think it will help them he says:

“Don’t brush it off.  Be open-minded, give it a go and see what happens.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without it and the support of my family. The Hospice staff are very focused on everybody, they’re so kind and caring.”

To read Jake’s story click here

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