Therapy and Wellbeing

Can we help?

Ring our 24/7 advice line on 01785 270832.

We can answer enquiries and signpost you to specialist teams and other organisations who could help.

During weekday office hours, we can also take referrals to our care.

Advice line
01785 270832

Patients chatting together around a table

Drop in

Struggling with a new palliative diagnosis? Don’t know where to go to get support?

Join us for a chat or meet with others and our friendly team. You can also refer yourself for our care and book clinical, support and therapy appointments with us.

Every Tuesday from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Location: Therapy and Wellbeing Centre, Weston Road, Stafford, ST16 3SB.

How we can help

We have a range of clinics to help you manage your condition including complementary therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, lymphoedema care, counselling, spiritual care, family support and more.

Our team of expert professionals supports palliative patients to live well and more independently.

We can help from day one. You can have our support from the point of diagnosis and we can give you great advice, even if you don’t wish to receive treatment.

Our expert team delivers quality, compassionate care and emotional support. It is made up of doctors, palliative nurse specialists, nurses, healthcare assistants, complementary therapists, physio and occupational therapists, counsellors and family support workers.

When you are referred to us you will receive:

  • an assessment
  • tailored support from our highly skills team of healthcare professionals.

This could include:

  • symptom management, including attending a six-week course on wellbeing and our FAB course which covers fatigue, anxiety and breathlessness
  • receiving complementary therapy – massage, aromatherapy and other treatments to help you relax and sleep better
  • receiving occupational therapy which helps identify strengths and difficulties in life and provides activities and solutions to help alleviate some challenges
  • receiving physical therapy to help with movement
  • specialist advice and management for the effect of lymphoedema
  • help with advance care planning – the opportunity for you to shape your care in the future, ensuring your wishes and needs are considered
  • psychological and spiritual support including counselling for you and your loved ones
  • space to get social or find some solace, with access to refreshments and our stunning, therapeutic gardens.

We assess patient’s social needs and support anyone who may be isolated.

We can support patient’s virtually by:

  • telephone support calls
  • Zoom social sessions
  • Zoom relaxation sessions.

And, in certain instances, we can also provide home visits.

We want to be there for every family when they need us. 

We are working more with hidden communities such as the LGBTQ+, BME, veterans and those who may be homeless.

The Therapy and Wellbeing team at Katharine House Hospice.
The Therapy and Wellbeing team.
A patient receiving complementary therapy.
We offer a range of complementary therapy treatments to help you relax and sleep better.
Patients sitting and enjoying a drink outside under the gazebo on a summers day.
Relax with a drink in our outside space and gardens.

How can I get help?

Speak to your doctor or another healthcare professional to be referred to our services and get our help.

“Katharine House have provided me with medical treatments but so, so, much more, they have offered me kindness, a true understanding of my daily struggles, an acute professional awareness about how my health affects all areas of my life and I’ve not found this all encompassing approach with any other medical organsiations. I’m also given excellent access to emotional and wellbeing support.

“They look after my whole body and soul and with such compassion and knowledge. They make me feel safe and looked after at the most frightening and difficult time of my life.

“I have services from them I never knew existed locally, including lymphoedema clinics, wellbeing groups, counselling, consultant services and pain management. They have also cared for friends and family in palliative situations with love and dignity.”

Melissa, Patient

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