Everyone from John Taylor who is with you and your family providing care and treatment can be trusted with your feelings and fears of loss and bereavement.
Our Bereavement and Well-Being Team provides a service for both adults and children during this very difficult time.
We will listen and can help you plan for what that means for you and your family.
Talking to someone you already trust can be a big help with fear, emotional and spiritual pain and isolation. We have a team of accredited Psychological Therapists and Well-Being Volunteers who can offer you a choice of therapies – where and when you need them.
Our team can see you at home, in the hospice or in the house in our grounds called Stone’s Throw. Our teams support families before and after their loved one has died. If you are our patient, you can be assured that we will be there for your family too.
People of faith and people with no spiritual beliefs tell us that knowing spiritual care is on hand brings comfort. We have a dedicated quiet space that can be used at any time of the day and night.
If it is your wish we can liaise with your church, gurdwara, mosque, meeting house or temple, to bring your faith leader to you or you can see one of the spiritual care team based at the hospice.
All of our team can support you and give you time and space to explore well-being and inner peace, to share hopes, fears and beliefs and to be held in prayer, worship and in mind.
For a guide to helping with the practical and emotional issues around death, download our What do I do now? booklet.
Sometimes we simply can’t find words for what being ill or seeing your mum, dad, grandparent, wife, husband, partner or friend being ill means to us. Talking can be the last thing that we want to do. Some things just feel unsayable.
Our accredited Art Psychotherapist offers people a different way to explore and express their emotions, working with children, young people and adults, individually and in family groups.
Our art psychotherapy helps people to say the unsayable in different ways. It may be drawing or painting, creating sculpture or photography. Art psychotherapy is not about being a talented artist, it’s about experiencing relief without needing to start with words.