Being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness can have a significant emotional impact on you. It is normal to feel anxious and stressed about the uncertainty of your future and how your illness will affect you and those close to you. Our team are on hand to help you deal with the range of emotions that relate to being diagnosed with a progressive, life-limiting illness.

A Counsellor can talk things through with you and explore issues such as change and loss.

A Social Worker can help you to navigate the complex health and social care system, including access to Welfare Benefits.

Our Spiritual Care team can explore spiritual or existential concerns with you, through talking or using approaches such as mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and/or religious practices.

Stress, pain and symptoms of your illness can be relieved by complementary therapy treatments offered by our Wellbeing team such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Emotional Freedom Technique and Reiki.

Our groups and activities offer the opportunity to socialise with people in a similar situation to you, which can often help with emotional wellbeing.

If you need informal information, advice and support, our Information Service can point you in the direction of local and national services or resources to help you.

Our Bereavement Service offers bereavement support to adults and young people.

Useful Contacts

Bereavement Support: 01245 457 308 (Adults) or 01245 457 416 (Ages 4-18)
Clinical Advice Line: 01245 455 478 (8am - 8pm, 7 Days a week)
Information Services Team: 01245 457 378
Spiritual Care: 01245 457 311