b'Our CareLiving WellWe provide a range of other services, with the aim ofLex, our new improving the lives of patients and their families, via ourcreative therapist, Living Well team. The team works in our Living Well centre inspent time with one Barrow, as well as at the Hospice and, covid permitting, willof the patients on increasingly be out and out across the region deliveringour IPU, who drew services in the community. the most amazing picture.This gave The pandemic meant that many of our Living Well services hadhim the opportunity to pause because, for example, it was not safe to deliver groupto express himself work. Our team used this time for reection, looking at whatthrough his artwork: we provide and how we deliver it, so that we could improvedoing this has made and make an amazing service even better. Covid helped us tome feel like me, I realise how important socialisation is to our overall health andlove the outdoors wellbeing and how this has been greatly missed since theand nature and spring of 2020. With this in mind we have looked at what elsesometimes you just we can oer and are delighted to have been able to expandfocus on your illness and not what is outside your window. our provision with a number of new programmes. These include creative art therapy sessions, our Feel Good Days,We also have a new very talented and experienced inhouse Fatigue, Anxiety and Breathlessness Programme (FAB), Physicalcomplementary therapist join our team, Kelsey Warren.Activity Exercise sessions, and weve even refreshed our much loved Day Hospice. We have also realised the dicultiesKelsey said: I am pleased to have the opportunity to tell you a people face getting to our programmes and with this in mindlittle about myself and my role at St Marys Hospice. I have we will be delivering some of our programmes in our localrecently come to work at St Marys Hospice as a communities (Furness areas, South Lakes, Grange, Millom andcomplementary therapist within the amazing Living Well Team. Duddon Valley).This is a really exciting time to have started in post, as services are recommencing. I have recently been in contact with the previous volunteers who are all excited to come back and support the complementary therapy service. I am also hoping to recruit further volunteers which would enable the service to be extended to further patients and families. Complementary therapy is something I feel passionate about. Having started my training over 20 years ago and having provided treatments to friends, family and over to members of the local community through running a mobile massage business. I have been fortunate to see the many benets massages and holistic treatments can bring to people. This includes relaxation and an opportunity to de stress. It helps to improve mood, supports pain relief and aids sleep. Tailored treatments such as oncology massage and myofascial release help with the management of specic conditions. Treatments such as hot stone massage and Indian head massage oer deep relaxation and the opportunity for people to nd a little sanctuary at the most dicult of times.'