Support Groups and Complementary Therapies: The Wellbeing Centre

Our Wellbeing Centre acts as the hub for a variety of support group meetings (both for carers or loved ones and for those who have been bereaved) and for complementary therapies.

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Many of these complementary therapies can also be accessed in our Day Hospice, in the In-Patient Unit (IPU) or in your own home.

Support Groups

We have several groups on offer, and each one aims to offer the type of support that you or your loved ones need most. Our Chat & Cherish Café sessions offer support (and sometimes complementary therapies) for carers, and our Buddy Group and Bereavement Coffee Morning sessions offer support for the bereaved.

In collaboration with Weston Oncology, we offer a service called Time for You, which offers a chance for you to enjoy relaxation, support and companionship through complementary therapies. This service is open to those using hospice services and to cancer patients. To find out more, please speak with a member of our team or your hospital oncologist.

Sometimes it is hard to express how you’re feeling in words.
At Weston Hospicecare, we hold a one-hour weekly Expressive
Movement Therapy group in the beautiful, spacious garden room
at the Wellbeing Centre. Expressive Movement Therapy is a form
of creative arts therapy where you can have the chance to share
with others and express yourself in your own way, using your
own choices of gentle movement, music, words, colourful props
and, at times, laughter. Anyone is welcome to join in, and you can
choose how much or little you want to do.

Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies work alongside conventional medical treatments. They do not aim to offer a cure, but they can be very helpful in supporting symptom control and enhancing your sense of wellbeing.

Available therapies include adapted massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, a variety of relaxation techniques, a range of beauty treatments and Indian head message.

Our team will work with you to help you find the right therapy that will help you relax and feel restored.

For more information about our support groups or the complementary therapies on offer, please email us or ask your Hospice Community Nurse Specialist, staff in the Day Hospice or your In-Patient Unit nurse. The Family Support Team can also refer both patients and carers.