Living Well

What is Living Well?

Living Well is a four week therapy based group programme put together by the Therapy Team at the Hospice.  The physiotherapist, complementary therapists and staff from Aneurin Leisure, have collaborated to put together practical tips and advice to help our patients live well with their condition.

The programme is open to patients and one relative /carer if appropriate.  The maximum number in each group is 10, including relatives / carers, so on occasion people may have to be placed on a waiting list.

Patients can be referred by any member of clinical staff at the Hospice.  The group is designed for patient’s who find that the following problems affect how well they are able to complete everyday tasks.

  • Fatigue
  • Breathlessness
  • Anxiety

Patients must also be well enough to:

  • Commit to a four week programme
  • Attend Day Centre

For patients who have more severe symptoms, alternative therapy options can be considered.

What does Living Well involve?

Living Well is a four week programme, held on Wednesdays usually from 10.30 until 12 midday. The group sessions have three parts:

  • Education
  • Exercise
  • Relaxation

What topics does Living Well cover?

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Activity
  • Energy management
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation

If you feel this is something you may benefit from please contact one of the therapies team at the Hospice who will be happy to talk it through with you.


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