Living with illness can be hard. There are different ways people find to manage illness. Some find it helps to talk with those with similar problems, learning together how to manage. Many find staying active through exercise and other activity helps. Having fun with others can also take your mind from your illness.
Our experience is that we can learn how to influence our health and improve our wellbeing.
It’s all about enabling you to enjoy life – understand yourself better, connect with other people and feel the benefit of kindness, friendship, support and having a good laugh.
The Living Well Team:
We have a team of therapists, nurses and health care assistants who provide a range of group and individual therapies for people living with long-term conditions that impact on their lives. These are provided in our Living Well Centre in Barrow, as well as at the hospice in Ulverston and within the home setting. The team are skilled at adapting therapeutic techniques and approaches to meet the needs of individuals.
Who is the service for?
St Mary’s Living Well Services are for people living with any illness which impacts negatively on their life and may shorten it. This includes lung, heart or neurological illness or cancer. Family carers can also find it useful to attend these services.
St Mary’s Living Well Services come in different forms depending on the needs of the individual. Once you are referred to us we will work with you to identify your needs and find the part of the service that works best for you.
What support is available?
Although we are unable to offer face-to-face services due to the Covid pandemic, we are working on delivering new, improved programmes and we are keen to start these as soon as it is safe to do so.
Please check back here regularly for updates on all our Living Well Services.