Living Well

Living Well is an approach facilitated by St Wilfrid’s Hospice that provides a range of support to empower our patients, their families and the wider community.

Living Well

Living Well is an approach facilitated by St Wilfrid’s Hospice that provides a range of support to empower our patients, their families and the wider community.  This helps us to evolve the hospice’s mission for our community to live well at the end of life. This support takes many forms, such as clinical interventions or treatment, education groups, providing social connections and linking with community groups and organisations. This could take place in the Living Well Hub and other areas of the hospice or through external links. Using feedback from personal experience we will continue to focus on person-centred support to inform our future planning.

Please see below for our current Living Well activities. Please contact Dawn Osborne on 01323 434251 for further information.

Welcome to our Living Well Hub

Situated at the hospice, this welcoming space is available for one-to-one patient appointments in our treatment rooms, group activity in our Garden Room and classes and individual therapy appointments in our Gym. These groups and activities are facilitated by the Multi-Disciplinary Team (Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Complementary Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants, Nursing and Social Workers).

It’s also home to our Community Links network information resource. This is where we display information and leaflets from external organisations that offer a variety of support and activities available in our catchment area.

Linking with community groups and organisations

Through our Community Link Network, we establish connections with groups and organisations that may offer services and activities that could be of interest to our patients, carers and those who have been bereaved

Timetable at a glance:

Day Activity Time Room
Monday FAB (Fatigue and Breathlessness) Group 3pm to 4pm The Garden Room
Tuesday Hub Drop-in 2pm to 4pm The Street Café
Wednesday Seated Exercise Group 11.45am to 12.30pm The Gym
Wednesday Patient Support Group 2pm to 4pm The Garden Room
First Wednesday of the month Tea at Three 2pm to 4pm The Street Café
Wednesday Thrive 10.30am to 11.30am The Gym
Thursday Living Well Matters 2pm to 3pm The Garden Room
Friday Relaxation Group 2pm to 3pm Online via Zoom

Full Timetable


Fatigue and Breathlessness (FAB) Group - 3-4pm - The Garden Room

A 4-week rolling programme aimed at supporting those struggling with fatigue and/or breathlessness to self-manage their symptoms. The aim is to provide people with a toolkit of strategies to empower them to remain active and independent with everyday activities. Referral only.


Living Well Hub Drop-in - 2-4pm - The Street Café

An opportunity for patients and carers to meet our drop-in team in a relaxed and informal environment. The drop-in offers Nurse-led and Therapy-led clinics and an opportunity to learn about further support in the community. A weekly, sociable event where you can meet other people who may be facing similar issues. Weekly Drop-in.


Patient Support Group - 2-4pm - The Garden Room

An informal meeting place for individuals known to the Hospice to meet every week for gentle respite. We focus on being welcoming and inspirational in a safe and supportive environment. The group enables patients to discuss what matters to them whilst exploring and sharing their personal experiences. Weekly drop-in.

Seated Exercise Group - 11.45am-12.30pm - The Gym

The aim of the class is to provide weekly exercise to help maintain a current level of mobility, fitness and quality of life. Referral only.

Tea at Three - First Wednesday of every month - 3pm - The Street Café

Tea at Three is an informal support group for anyone who has been bereaved. Tea at Three meets at 3pm on the first Wednesday of each month in The Street Café at the hospice. Drop-in.

Thrive - 10.30-11.30am - The Gym

The name is in the title! Thrive. This is an 8-week circuit-based exercise programme aimed at improving function and quality of life. Referral only.


Living Well Matters Group - 2-3pm - The Garden Room

This is a 6-week programme which introduces patients to St Wilfrid’s, the services we provide and the members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team you’ll meet along the way. It’s a gentle introduction to the hospice support that patients may need to access during their palliative journey. It is also an opportunity to discuss what support is available in the community from statutory services. Referral only.


Relaxation Group - 2-3pm - online via Zoom

This weekly group is from the comfort of your own home and is open to patients, carers and those who are bereaved. The group practises various techniques to help with relaxation, including breathing techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness meditations and guided visualisations. This relaxation can assist with breathlessness, anxiety, stress, tension, insomnia and pain as well as improving quality of life and wellbeing. Referral only.

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