Paul’s story

We understand that life-shortening illnesses affect not only the patient, but also their network of family, friends and carers. Our Family and Bereavement Support Service provides psychological, emotional and spiritual support for patients throughout their illness and for their families and carers, leading up to and following bereavement. People may need varying levels of help …

Emma’s Story

Emma, Mum of two was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She was scheduled for preventative surgery but was told the day before the operation they had found two lumps and then the cancer spread. Now 4 years on, she’s here to tell us her story. “Sometimes when people come to the end of line …

Lynn’s Story

Lynn joined the St Marys Hospice online bereavement group over 12 months ago following the very sudden and sad loss of her sister who was aged 49. Lynn explains- I found out about the group from my hospice bereavement support worker. I have found the group extremely helpful especially in the early days and months …

Olivia’s Story

Olivia attended one of the Make, Do and Mend Workshops following the sad death of four of her Grandparents. Here Olivia shares his story- “I decided to join the Make, Do and Mend Workshop to learn something new whilst receiving support. It was good to talk to others who were also experiencing loss and to …

Paul’s Story

Paul attended one of the Make, Do and Mend Workshops following the sad death of his wife ‘Jean’ in April 2018. Here Paul shares his story- “I found out about the Make, Do and Mend Workshops through an advertisement in the local paper. I popped along to the workshop to find out a little bit …