Our Individual and Family Support service will help you, your family and carers throughout your time with us.

We also hold support groups and offer spiritual care.

Emotional Support

Individual and Family Support

A life-limiting or life-threatening illness is emotionally and mentally challenging.

Our team of psychotherapists and counsellors will help you come to terms with your illness, helping you to understand your emotions. We do not stop caring for you during or after remission or bereavement, but work with you to support you, your family and carers as you process and come to terms with what you have experienced. We help you to rebuild your life.

We offer:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy

For more information about Individual and Family Support please email counselling@sbhospice.org.uk.

Emotional Support

After Life

If you have had a diagnosis of a life-threatening health condition, you might not know where to turn for information and guidance about your health, finances and spiritual needs. Come and meet our team of professionals, here to help you.

Join us to explore how to approach planning for your future. Sometimes we don’t express our wishes to loved ones for many different reasons. Talking about the future can feel frightening and we can have worries about the unknown.

We are holding AFTER LIFE events in March, June and October to help you explore your future from a spiritual, medical, relational, financial, legal and practical point of view. Join us in the safe sanctuary of our beautiful Butterfly House environment for an afternoon where you will hear from all of the speakers, followed by a Q&A and a limited number of one-to-one appointments with panelists. We very much hope you can join us for this exciting event.

All sessions are on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3 pm on the following dates :-

  • March 23rd
  • June 15th
  • October 12th

Event free to South Bucks Hospice patients and their families. £15 for non-patients. For tickets please click here.

Emotional Support

Spiritual Care

Spiritual beliefs and faith can be a source of strength.

Often when a person is diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness, they may seek solace in a faith that they follow or have lost.

Living with a serious illness can cause you to question your beliefs. We provide support for our patients, their families and carers in search of meaning and hope. The most common question is ‘why?’. Our spiritual care team are here for people of all faiths, or none.

Our leaflet on Spiritual Care can be found here.

For more information about our spiritual care please email spiritualcare@sbhospice.org.uk.

Emotional Support

Bereavement Listening

Almost half of the emotional support we offer at South Bucks Hospice is to those who have been recently bereaved.

In response to this, from January 2022, we are launching a brand new Bereavement Telephone Listening Support Service.

Our bereavement listeners will phone every week for up to three months to help support anyone who has lost a loved one to a prolonged, advanced life-limiting illness, with a GP in the South Bucks area.

Our leaflet on Bereavement Listening Support can be found here.

For more information about our Bereavement Telephone Listening Support Service email listening@sbhospice.org.uk.

Emotional Support

Support Groups

Support groups are a helpful way to connect with people facing the same diagnosis or similar challenges to yourself

Our Bereavement Support Group runs for six weeks at a time, several times a year.

Please contact our nurses for details of the next course dates by emailing nurses@sbhospice.org.uk.

These two groups run every week:

  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Positivity Art Group

Please contact our nurses for more details by emailing nurses@sbhospice.org.uk.