When you are affected by cancer, having the right kind of information and support at the right time is essential. The Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Blythe House Hospice provides a confidential drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer. It is open Monday-Thursday, 10.00am-4.30pm.
Caring for Carers
If you are caring for a family member or friend, Blythe House Hospice can support you. The Hospice Carers’ Group provides a safe, relaxed environment where you can share problems, concerns, or experiences with other people in a similar situation. Each session includes a speaker covering practical issues such as financial advice and welfare rights, spiritual and emotional support, symptom management, employment rights, and much more.
The group meets in the lounge of Blythe House on the second Tuesday of each month, from 5.00-7.00pm. There is no need to book: just drop in.
For further details, please contact Rachel Cannon or Louise Furmston on 01298 815388.
Bereavement Support Groups
The drop-in bereavement support group offers professionally-led support for adults in a warm, positive, and supportive atmosphere. Group meetings are open to all and are held at Blythe House on the first Tuesday of every month, from 5.30-7.00pm. You can attend whenever you feel in need of the support of the professional team. There is no need to book, but please call Blythe House on the day of the group, to ensure it is going ahead as planned.
Blythe House also offers a Theraputic Bereavement Support Group. This group is facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor and takes a structured approach to exploring the grief process than the drop-in group. This group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, from 5.30-7.00pm, and attendance is by appointment only.
For further information about Blythe House’s bereavement support, please contact the counselling team on 01298 875087.