Primrose Hospice’s Wellbeing Service is designed for people with a life limiting illness to help you manage and maintain your quality of life. The Wellbeing Service is aimed at meeting your individual needs and is therefore tailored to your specific needs and goals.
At an initial assessment, there is an opportunity for you to share your goals, worries and concerns. You may be offered support at the hospice or we may guide you to some other services.
One of the Wellbeing groups that is offered at Primrose Hospice is our Therapeutic Singing group, which meets every Wednesday morning. During the group, patients and their carers can enjoy singing familiar and new songs together in a group. They meet in the safe space of our Day Hospice, led by our expert Therapeutic Singing leader, Ruth.
Singing can help in many different ways. Research shows that it can:
- Relieve stress
- Improve lung function
- Help to develop a sense of belonging and connection
- Enhance memory in people living with dementia
- Improves mental health and mood
- And much more
This group is for anyone living with a life-limiting illness such as palliative heart failure, lung conditions, cancer, neurological conditions and more.
Dawn, our Head of Clinical, said: “The therapeutic singing group has really made a difference to both patients and staff; the feel-good factor is amazing. The impact this session has on people who are suffering with mild dementia is breath-taking, they come in finding it difficult to speak in a sentence but sing along knowing all the words to the songs. I have been told that one of the patients doesn’t stop talking on his way home! Amazing.”
Once you have come to the end of your programme you may wish to look at community-based projects and activities. Our Wellbeing Lead will help guide you.
For further details please contact Primrose Hospice on 01527 871051 and ask for the Wellbeing Lead