Day Therapies

Our Day Therapies aim to empower adults living with a palliative life 
limiting condition and support their families and carers.  

Our support is tailored to your individual needs to help you and those closest to you to manage the impact of your illness.  We promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing:

  • To help enable you to make choices about your current and future care. 
  • To help you manage your symptoms.  
  • To help you develop coping strategies and to obtain skills, knowledge, and confidence. 
  • To help you remain as independent as possible.
  • To help enable you to live as full a life as possible and to help make every moment count.

Our Day Therapies are open 4 days a week (Monday to Thursday) from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Our team is made up of qualified nurses, nursing assistants, a creative therapist, a complementary therapist and a team of volunteers.

More information is available in our leaflet here

We offer:

A Self-Management Group Programme (Mondays)

Teaches strategies which can help you to take control of your symptoms.
Sessions include fatigue, anxiety, breathlessness, sleep, pain, fall prevention and the importance of staying active, gastrointestinal problems and nutrition and planning for the future.
Hair and beauty and complementary therapies appointments are also available. 

More information is available in our leaflet here

Wellbeing Group Programme (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

We have a varied timetable of uplifting and relaxing activities including: quizzes and games, arts and crafts, gardening, spiritual support,
discussion groups, relaxation sessions, armchair exercises and singing and music. Hair and beauty and complementary therapies appointments are also available.

More information is available in our leaflet here

Peer Support Group for Families and Carers (alternate Wednesdays)

Family and friends are vital in the care of people who are living with a palliative life limiting condition but it is also important to take care of yourself.  
You can join us to chat with others for support.

More information is available in our leaflet here

A Virtual Wellbeing Group Programme (Wednesdays)

Themed live sessions: arts and crafts, arm chair exercises, quizzes and games, prayer and talk, discussions groups,
relaxation and hand massage and gardening projects.

More information is available in our leaflet here

How to take part

If any of our groups are of interest to you; please contact your Health Care Professional to make a referral.

We accept referrals for adults in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale with a diagnosed palliative life limiting condition. We also accept referrals for the main relative/ carer for our peer support group. 

We encourage people to make their own way to Springhill Hospice but if this isn’t possible, we are able to offer transport to and from Day Therapies thanks to our team of volunteer drivers. However, if you are unable to get in or out of a car without help, we may need to arrange ambulance transport to bring you.

For further information please contact us on 01706 649920.

Creative Therapies

Our Creative Therapies include a wide range of activities available to both our In-Patients and Day Therapies patients.

Activities include Art and Crafts and Therapeutic Group Work which are co-ordinated by our Creative Therapist, supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. 

Therapeutic Group work is stimulating and dynamic, reminding our patients that they are people and not just an illness. We help them to see themselves as individuals and not just patients.  

Our group sessions are individually led by members of the Psychological and Supportive Care Team and include:

  • Laughter classes
  • Indoor bowls
  • Group discussions – reminiscing, politics, music time lines and many more.

We encourage patients to get involved and experience the different activities available because it enhances wellbeing and social skills, helps rediscover their creative side and is fun!

How do creative therapies help?

Creating art and self-expression through colour and other media is enriching and therapeutic, creating the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and hobbies, provoking a real sense of ‘can do’. Each piece of art work is lovingly created and treasured, often becoming a family heirloom.

Many of our patients have a level of disability which impacts and limits their dexterity and level of social engagement. Working in a group encourages talking, laughing and distraction from their worries and concerns. We introduce patients to numerous crafts including card making, pottery and jewellery making.

We have several local artists who volunteer and come along on different days and teach basic painting skills, rekindling forgotten talents and nurturing new hobbies. We also have patient’s whose work is so good they sell their paintings to the public and raises money for the Hospice.

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