Primrose Hospice runs a number of support groups for patients and their families. They are a chance to meet people going through the same experiences and share advice, support as well as enjoy great company. They are facilitated by professionals from Primrose Hospice.
Men’s Cancer Support Group
Primrose Hospice’s Men’s Cancer Support Group meets every Thursday from 10am to 12pm. It is a chance to meet other men going through similar situations. Members are given the opportunity to to talk about whatever they like and spend time with others who understand what they are going through.
It is facilitated by a qualified male counsellor and the aim is to keep things as informal as possible. If you are interested in attending this group or for more information please contact Julie Kimberley on 01527 889799.
The group is a non clinical support group that is facilitated by the Volunteers manager and is open to younger women living with a life limiting illness. The purpose of the group is to provide peer support in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
There are a number of ‘feel good’ activities which are suggested by the group for example make overs and various craft activities. The group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 1030-1230 in the Garden Room.
Some of the benefits shared by current members include:
“I have really enjoyed the group as I find it uplifting and have met some lovely people.”
“The hospice itself is a wonderful place to come to. I was reluctant for sometime but that was time wasted. From the moment you walk in you realize what a happy place it is. The activities organized are things which I probably would not have tried otherwise. The decor is modern and bright, the staff always greet you with a big smile. I am so grateful to have the GALS group.”
Please contact Jo Wright if you are interested in attending.
At Primrose we recognize the importance of looking after carers too. We have a regular carers support group along side direct access to support and assessment from Worcestershire Association of Carers. Please ask any member of the care the family support team staff for support and advice.