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Virtual wellbeing sessions

New volunteer-led sessions for our patients and carers, join us online!

Book your online wellbeing session

Open to our patients and carers, our new volunteer-led wellbeing sessions have been designed to provide online support while we are not able to reopen our Living Well Centre.

These virtual sessions can be accessed via a mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

From music therapy to mindfulness, quizzes to guided meditation, our skilled volunteers are running regular sessions online to support your wellbeing.

Scroll down for our latest session times.

How to book:

Email wellbeing@stch.org.uk including your details and which session(s) you’d like to attend.

Our Wellbeing Team will get back to you with details of how to join online.

Available now: recordings of two short guided meditations by Graham and Nicola.



to book a place

Upcoming Wellbeing sessions:

Mindfulness meditation with Nicola

Monthly – every first Thursday of the month.


Guided relaxation with Graham

Weekly on Tuesdays at 3pm.


Sharing music and memories with Ann

Monthly – every third Friday of the month.


Social quiz with Ian

Monthly – every fourth Wednesday of the month.


Please contact wellbeing@stch.org.uk to register your interest and book sessions.

Music with Ann Beresford

I’m a music therapist and both work and volunteer for the hospice.  You may have seen and or heard me play the piano in the Octagon.   The Friday sessions will be an opportunity to share a musical experience that will minister to your needs at this time, whether they are emotional, spiritual, social or physical. I play piano, guitar, small harp and cello. I sing and write songs and improvise but this session isn’t about me…it’s all about you!

To help me ‘tune in’ to you both a little quicker it would be helpful to know what kind of music you like and how you have used music in your life.

Social Quiz with Ian

I have been running quizzes in the Hospice Living Well Centre and am pleased to now be able to offer them online.

You don’t have to be Brain of Britain, just come along for a chat and a laugh and see if you know any of the answers!

Guided relaxation with Graham

I have been volunteering for the hospice for many years and am usually found in the Living Well Centre running relaxation and meditation sessions for patients, visitors and staff.

Join me on Tuesday afternoons for 45 minutes of guided relaxation. The session will help to focus the mind and senses on a place where you can feel safe, peaceful and calm. This exercise will also use the mind to help with reducing any stress or tension in the body as well as feelings of worry or anxiety.

Mindfulness with Nicola Preston Bell

I am an experienced hypnotherapist specialising in solution-focused psychotherapy and volunteer for the hospice.

Mindfulness is about coming to our senses with compassion, curiosity and without judgement. When we are feeling in turmoil about life, instead of running away, mindfulness gently encourages us to turn into the skid and sit down with all our emotions, accepting ourselves warts and all.

In these sessions we will use guided imagery to enable you to calm your busy mind and improve your attention, deepen your focus and help you to explore your creativity and resourcefulness.


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