Therapeutic activities

Therapeutic activities

Our therapeutic activities and short courses provide an opportunity for people living with an incurable condition to come together and learn new skills.

The sessions aim to improve quality of life and people who have attended sessions tell us the courses have allowed them to share memories, be creative and helped to improve well-being.

Patients attending the Focus on Living centre are able to access our free patient transport service and we do our best to provide this where possible. Many patients prefer to make their own way to the centre or arrange their transport with the North East Ambulance service.

Sessions

  • Positive steps
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drop-in support groups
  • Fatigue management
  • Tripudio exercise class
  • Creative writing
  • Music therapy
  • Acupuncture

“The setup of the sessions is very informal and designed to make patients feel completely at ease in a confidential environment. They are a great way for patients and carers to experience first-hand the services provided here, aswell as an opportunity to access support and advice at St Oswald’s and in the wider community.”

Carole Taylor

Positive Steps

Have you or someone you care for been diagnosed with a terminal illness? Are you looking for a support group for patients or carers?

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Relaxation sessions

We offer an 8 week Relaxation courses for patients and carers on Mondays, 10.30am - 12pm at the Hospice in Newcastle.  

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