East Lancashire Hospice

Creative and Support Therapies

creative and support therapies

Creative and Support Therapies provides holistic therapeutic activities designed to improve your wellbeing.

Many people and and research shows that when people engage in a meaningful and purposeful task they become emerged in that moment and they can feel in control.

Creative and Support Therapies aim to help you develop strategies to overcome life’s obstacles, set goals for yourself and be supported to achieve them. This is achieved through creativity and sharing with others in a similar position. Our therapies aim to enable you to increase your confidence and inde­pen­dence, whivh can help to empower you to manage any changes in your condition. Support is also available for you and your family within hospice services if it is required.

People who attend are encouraged to participate in art, craft, music, exercise, gardening, conver­sation, discussion, debate and reflection (or if you’d prefer, you can just watch and listen). Through activity it gives you the chance to share life experiences, connect with others, gain new skills or interests and rediscover those that have been lost.

You can contact us directly or through your hospital doctor, GP, district nurse, specialist nurse, ward nurse, nursing home matron or community matron.

To speak to someone regarding creative and support therapies please call 01254 287005.