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Maintaining Wellbeing

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to make significant changes to ways in which we deliver a number of our services. Whilst it hasn’t been possible yet to welcome back outpatients to the Hospice building, we continue to support patients remotely.

Amongst other virtual support, we launched two weekly Outpatient support initiatives:

  • ArtSi (Art for Self-isolation), in collaboration with The Hospice of St Francis – aimed at enhancing wellbeing through creative practice and generating a sense of connection. Each week an activity was shared via email, social media and on our website for patients, carers, those bereaved and our community to try. Many shared their creations with us by sending in photos of their artworks.
  • Weekly Wellbeing Tips – each week a simple tip or idea was sent via email, social media and on our website with the aim of helping people to maintain wellbeing during what are uncertain, worrying times. Tips included mindful walking, sleeping tips, quizzes and exercise.


Emily Santos, our Creative Arts Wellbeing Co-ordinator, said: “The Hospice provides such important wellbeing support for our community and in such difficult and uncertain times we wanted to make sure we could still provide this vital support and connection for our patients. The feedback we received was brilliant and it was great to see the amazing artworks created each week.”

To be kept updated about our Creative Arts activities, please email: to be added to the mailing list.