Well Being Day

 A six week programme in self managment of fatigue, anxiety and breathlessness.

Support and practical advice for coping with the challenges of illness.

Every Thursday  9:30 a.m – 3:00pm

 

Who is Well Being Day for?

The service is open to individuals suffering from fatigue, anxiety or breathlessness related to a physical illness.  For example Cancers, Respiratory Disorders, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Heart Failure.

It is an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, and share experiences and advice in an informal environment that offers support, understanding and confidentiality.

 

What is Well Being Day? 

  • It is a programme to enable individuals to self manage their illness at home following a 6 week personalised programme.
  • The aim is to keep individuals well and reduce the need for hospital admissions/GP appointments.
  • It helps individuals adjust to their illness and live as well as possible.
  • Lunch will be provided (12:15-1pm)

 

What support is available?

  • Initial and on-going assessments with Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical clinic
  • Anxiety management
  • Breathlessness management
  • Fatigue management
  • Complementary therapies
  • Relaxation
  • Social work clinic
  • Talking group
  • Simple massage
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Lymphoedema treatments
  • OT & Physio

 

Patient comments

93% of patients have found the programme very useful

      "I've enjoyed my time here"

      "I wish it would go on..."

      "For me the programme has been excellent"

      "I thought the overall service was good and most helpful, excellent feedback from all staff."

      "...most helpful and comforting..."

      "All staff very helpful and calming"

 

How is the Well Being Day accessed?

You can be referred by any health or social care professional (Nurse, Consultant, GP, Physiotherapist etc.) or self refer and an initial assessment will be offered.

Let us help you help yourself

Lunch and all services on Well Being Day are provided free of charge

Individual appointments, if required, can be made with:

  • Social worker
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Chaplain
  • Counsellor
  • Doctor
  • Complimentary Therapist

For more information about this service contact Cathy Browning on 01785 270819/20 or email care@khhospice.org.uk

 

Are you experiencing

Fatigue

Anxiety

or Breathlessness?

If you think this service can be of help to you please contact us on:

01785 270819 or 270820