Caring for you

The Open Programme

Courses available

Helping you cope when your life’s changing

When you’ve been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, how you feel physically and emotionally can take you by surprise.

Our Open Programme offers a range of courses designed to help you cope better with your illness. Developed by our experienced healthcare professionals, it has been designed to give practical advice and information to build your skills and confidence.

To attend a course or to find out more about the Open Programme please call 01793 816124.

Wellbeing through art and complementary therapy

Experience some complementary therapies and relaxation. Alternatively lose yourself exploring your artistic skills under the guidance of our art therapist. Or do both!

Living with breathlessness

Learn how to lessen the impact of breathlessness by developing practical techniques and coping strategies. Gain confidence to exercise at a level to suit your needs.

Managing fatigue, maximising energy

Find ways of reducing the impact of fatigue. This workshop has practical exercises to help you overcome tiredness and explores the effect that sleep, nutrition and stress play in fatigue.

Benefits of exercise

Keeping active can help improve confidence, wellbeing, strength and stamina during illness.  Join in with a variety of exercise taster sessions to suit all abilities.

Managing stress and learning ways to relax

Understand the effects of stress and anxiety and learn skills and techniques to manage their impact including relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Nutrition workshop

Our dietitian will provide you with information and practical advice on how to manage problems with appetite, diet and associated issues. Explore meal and recipe ideas. Partners or carers welcome.

Adapted Tai Chi exercise taster sessions

A chance to participate in some gentle exercise with others, suitable for all levels of ability, in a relaxed informal setting.

Sleep workshop

Come along to this short session and gain advice and information on how to improve the quality of your sleep.

To attend a course or to find out more about the Open Programme, please contact 01793 816124 or complete the below form

The Open Programme Leaflet 2018

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Open Programme at Prospect Hospice