Day therapies for your wellbeing

Our caring hospice staff and friendly volunteers will do their very best to help you live as well as possible with your illness.

Depending on your needs, you can attend one or several of our day therapy sessions. We have a range of therapeutic, creative, social and supportive sessions to choose from to help with your rehabilitation and independence so you can enjoy a better quality of life. We can support your family and friends too.

Support tailored to your needs

We know everyone is different, so we’ll work with you to set your goals and help you choose day therapy sessions that are right for your needs – whether those are physical, emotional, spiritual or social. 

Our day therapies can help you in many different ways, by:

  • maintaining your quality of life and helping you to adapt to any changes in your condition and day-to-day living
  • helping you to learn new ways of coping with your illness
  • promoting a greater sense of control, purpose and wellbeing
  • providing a supportive environment for you to discuss your hopes and fears, and your goals and care options
  • giving you any support and information that you, or your family and friends, may need

Fatigue, anxiety or breathlessness (FAB) group

If you have a progressive illness and are struggling with symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety or breathlessness, this seven-week programme can help. We’ll teach you techniques to help you cope with these symptoms in your day-to-day life.

Connections

At these sessions, we find out what your care and support needs are at home. This means we can give you advice and information on other services and community resources that can help.

Step by step

This is our fun, low-intensity exercise group which can help improve your movement, balance, coordination and confidence.

Therapeutic and social activities

We have a variety of therapeutic and social activities to suit people with different abilities and interests. These activities include creative and expressive arts and crafts, music, conversation, relaxation, reminiscence, memory boxes and stories, and much more. 

Complementary therapies

We offer a range of complementary therapies including massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. Our therapies are all designed to make you feel good by helping to reduce stress, promote relaxation and improve your feelings of wellbeing. Appointments are available throughout the week.

Family days

We organise regular social events for everyone who attends our day therapies, including family and friends. At these friendly and informal gatherings, you can meet members of our hospice team and other people who are affected by an illness. We’ve also invited musicians, speakers and even alpacas to make our events extra special, so ask us for more information if you’re interested in attending the next one.

Carer support group

The people caring for you, such as your family or friends, are welcome to join this group for practical and emotional support, and tips on looking after themselves. They can also meet other carers and have a chat over tea and coffee.


How to get our support

Ask your GP about our services or contact us to have a chat about how we can help. You can also visit our hospice to find out more.

Phone: 0131 470 2223

Email: edinburgh.community@mariecurie.org.uk

Help to get to the hospice

If you need help to get to our hospice for a day therapy session, we have a team of volunteers who can provide transport for you. Contact us on 0131 470 2223 to find out more. 

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