The Living Well Programme is re-launching.. virtually!
We are excited to announce the re-launch of our virtual Living Well Programme. This previously was a 6 week face to face group programme, however, due to the current situation of the COVID pandemic, we are unable to safely facilitate this. We have adapted this service to support our patients in the community to stay connected and receive vital support to deal with their health condition. We plan to do this virtually by sending packs out with advice, information and tasks to complete – adapted to each patient. We will follow up weekly with a phone call or video zoom session (depending on your preference) to share ideas and discuss techniques which have helped. The Living Well Programme is for patients who are dealing with long term health conditions and experience symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, low mood, breathlessness and pain. The programme is also available for carers of these patients too. Living with illness can be hard, so our Occupational Therapist will be able to support you to consider coping mechanisms, practical techniques, or simple ideas which aim to improve wellbeing and allow you to live life to the fullest. This will be a 6 week programme looking at planning & pacing techniques, nutrition, fatigue & exercise, stress & relaxation, sleep, and therapeutic activities.
If you would like to discuss a referral for Living Well Programme please contact St Mary’s Hospice on 01229 580305 and ask for Louisa Warner – Occupational Therapy.
You can also discuss this with your GP or health professional and request a referral.