Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

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Wellbeing Support Sessions

Our team at Weldmar Hospicecare are not just able to provide medical care and treatment, but we are also here to support your emotions and wellbeing too.

These new, tailored weekly sessions provide support for patients, carers, and those going through bereavement.

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Whether you are a patient accessing our services, a carer receiving support or you are experiencing grief and loss, our Patient and Family Support team are here for you. In addition to offering counselling, spiritual support and complementary therapies, our Wellbeing Support Sessions provide patients, carers and those experiencing bereavement the opportunity to come together and receive support in a relaxed and informal environment.

Although more sessions will be on offer from January 2023, we are currently able to provide a number of activities, facilitated by staff and volunteers experienced in providing emotional support. The sessions are for anyone receiving support from Weldmar Hospicecare and are held at either our Inpatient Unit building in Dorchester or at our Trimar House building in Weymouth. As well as providing you with the appropriate support, you will also be able to meet like-minded others and build friendships and a network outside of the sessions.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions (with more being introduced in locations across Dorset very soon), please speak to your Weldmar Community Nurse about a referral.

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"I am thrilled with the care you have all given me since my husband passed away. I have the arts therapy and I have met so many people that suffer like me, and the ladies that run the arts group have made it feel it’s worth not giving up!! I was very lonely and at 90 years and married for many, it’s hard, thank you!"

Coffee Morning/Social Group

Monday mornings at Trimar House/ Tuesday mornings at our Inpatient Unit

Enjoy a chat and a cuppa at one of our Coffee Mornings!

Pamper and Relaxation

Tuesday afternoon at our Inpatient Unit.

Our pamper and relaxation sessions provide the opportunity to experience some complementary therapies, including reflexology and Reiki. We also have staff and volunteers on hand to treat you to gentle touch therapy and hand massages. You can even have your nails painted too! A chance to unwind in a relaxed setting, while having the opportunity to meet with others.


Wednesday mornings at our Inpatient Unit

Calling all those with green fingers, or all those who wish to have a go at tending to an allotment. We will be working the land, growing fruit and vegetables, working on improving our allotment by building a new shed and installing new benches. A great project to be involved with. All within a stones throw from the Inpatient Unit.


Wednesday afternoon at our Inpatient Unit

Love singing? Told you were no good at it at school? Wish you had the confidence to sing but only currently get your vocal cords going in the car or the shower? This group is for EVERYONE. Come together to enjoy singing in a group. No experience necessary. And certainly no auditions!

Arts & Crafts

Friday mornings at our Inpatient Unit

Get creative and be with like-minded people. Work on your own project ideas, or be guided by our Creative Practitioner.

Games Café

Friday afternoons at our Inpatient Unit

A chance to join together to play some board game favourites.

Day Services Hogsback Chapter

Making the most of every day

Wellbeing Support Sessions provides a great example of how Weldmar Hospicecare helps patients and their loved ones make the most of every day.

As Muhammad Ali said, ‘Do not count the days; make the days count‘.

Our patients have been able to ride Harleys with the Hogsback Chapter, actor Martin Clunes has brought his heavy horse Bruce to visit, we have had donkeys visit at Christmas, and so much more!

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