6th June 2022

Carers Week 2022

Complementary Therapist wearing a blue short sleeved top with hospice logo. Sitting next to a therapy couch

It’s Carers’ Week and we’re celebrating all those who make such a difference to their loved one’s quality of life.

Alongside caring for patients, we offer a range of services to ensure carers are supported too. This includes group sessions, and one-to-one support.

Christine, who is a carer for her husband, has regular sessions with our complementary therapist Liesl (pictured) where they focus on breathing techniques and relaxation.

“From the moment I get up in the morning to when I go to bed at night, I am on the go,” explained Christine.

“Liesl has been a god send for me. I thought, at first, I can’t see this working but it does. I don’t know what I would’ve done without this little bit of me time.”

So far, Christine has had five sessions over the telephone with Liesl. She has also been sent a relaxation CD and aromatherapy sticks to support the sessions.

Carers’ Week runs from June 6 to 12, and this year’s theme aims to make carers more visible, valued and supported.

Find out about our support for families and carers