Wellbeing Programme

Wellbeing Programme

Wellbeing Programme

Our Wellbeing Programme offers a range of therapeutic activity groups, one-to-one sessions and telephone support for people living with an advanced, progressive illness in Hastings and Rother and their carers.


Our Wellbeing Groups have been designed to empower and enable. The groups are led by our Wellbeing Assistants and qualified clinicians from our Rehabilitation, Social Work and Spiritual Support teams. All our groups are held at the Hospice. You can see the current timetable below:

Drum Together A fun drum-based exercise and social group, using seated drumming to music. No previous musical experience or skills are required to engage and is appropriate for a wide range of abilities.

Open Gym – Open Gym offers access to our exercise space and gym equipment following a one-off assessment and induction with a member of the team. Attendees can independently follow their own exercise and rehabilitation programme for up to 6 sessions and can accommodate a maximum of 4 people at a time.

Moving Forward Exercise Group – focusing on your physical goals, our Moving Forward Group is led by our physiotherapists and aims to support with improved strength, balance, flexibility, stamina and confidence.

Tai Chi Qigong Group – a seated movement class that aims to develop skills in doing regular independent Tai Chi for the benefit of the body and mind.

Guided Relaxation Group – our Guided Relaxation Group provides the space for patients, family members and carers to try various styles of guided relaxation and offers the opportunity to learn and engage in self-care.

Growing Together Group – our Growing Together group offers gentle physical support, increased self-confidence outside and support with the emotional experiences of death, dying and loss. We welcome patients and carers to share their knowledge of gardening and nature, whilst also offering the space to learn new skills that can be enjoyed at home.

Breathlessness Support Group – our Breathlessness Support Group provides education and practical advice on how to live alongside breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath.

One to one sessions

In addition to the groups, the Wellbeing Programme also offers one to one sessions, including:

  • Walk to Wellbeing – a personalised, walking based, exercise programme to maintain and promote independence and wellbeing.
  • Embracing Anxiety – focusing on aspects of understanding anxious feelings and learning techniques to manage and live well alongside anxiety.
  • Stories for Life – patients can record memories and stories for family and loved ones to treasure with our audio biography service.

How can I access the Wellbeing Programme?

You’ll need to be registered as a patient or carer with us. To find out more, please click here.