What are Living Well courses?
Our free Living Well courses take place on Fridays and are designed for people with a life-limiting illness to help them to learn new skills, strategies and techniques through education, exercise, therapies, creativity, relaxation, and group support.
The courses are open to people living with a life-limiting condition such as cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease and who are registered with a south Worcestershire GP. With many courses participants will be encouraged to practice techniques to learn how to manage symptoms at home; to help gain the maximum benefit from the course and develop confidence to continue practising once the course has come to an end.
As the Living Well programme is individually tailored to your specific needs and goals, it begins with a short assessment, which lasts up to an hour. At the end of the assessment you may be offered an individual programme (which may be one or more of the courses below) or signposted to an alternative service. During your Living Well programme you will be offered a re-assessment at key points. Once you have come to the end of your programme you may wish to look at community-based projects and activities to continue to practice your skills and benefit from the courses you attended.
Read our supporting you to live well flyer for more information
Courses on offer
Coping with illness: 6 – 8 week course
Adapted Tai Chi
Managing your breathlessness
Arts and crafts
Finding inner peace:
Complementary Therapies: Appointments subject to availability
Our Living Well courses are co-ordinated and run by a wide range of hospice staff with support from trained volunteers. If appropriate you may be referred to other hospice services. Please contact a healthcare professional to be referred to the Living Well courses. If you have any questions please contact the Living Well Team on 01905 63963 ext 2042.
We are unable to provide transport for the Living Well sessions. We do have a free car park and are easily reached by a regular bus service.