Support for families

Your family may need support and we can help them too. We can offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to the family members and close friends of people being cared for at the hospice.

Visitors' facilities

We have several comfortable areas where families can relax and a canteen serving meals and snacks. We also have folding beds for relatives who would like to stay overnight.

Self expression through art

Group 1 is held on Wednesday from 11am-1pm and Group 2 is held on Thursday from 1pm-3pm.

Led by a qualified art teacher, this group will help you to express your feelings through artwork, while trying something new and enjoyable. Open to patients and their carers. No experience is required and individual sessions may also be arranged.

Tai chi class

This class is held on Wednesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Tai chi helps with movement and concentration. It is also fun and relaxing. This is a popular class with patients and carers alike.

Complementary therapies

Sessions are available from Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm.

Our wide range of safe and natural complementary therapies do not replace traditional care, but patients often comment on their relaxing qualities and overall benefits.

Therapies include: acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, Indian head massage, massage, reflexology, reiki, relaxation and shiatsu.

Sessions are open to carers too.

Confident Caring group sessions for advice and support

If you are looking after someone and would like information and advice to help you with your caring role, you could join the Confident Caring group. At each session, you can meet other people in a similar situation to yourself in a relaxed environment.

Two clinical nurse specialists will lead the sessions, covering a range of topics including practical advice, benefits, carers’ rights and how to manage symptoms.

To find out more, phone 0141 557 7515, email confidentcaring@mariecurie.org.uk or download the information leaflet below.

Emotional support and counselling

Our experienced and trained social workers and counsellors can help people adjust to changes in circumstances. They will get to know your family, including children or grandchildren and focus on how best to support them and help them manage any emotional difficulties.

You can arrange appointments for one-to-one counselling or monthly drop-in sessions.

Bereavement support for families

We also provide bereavement support for families dealing with the loss of someone close.

Services are open to the family members of patients who have received care from the hospice or the Marie Curie Nursing Service.

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