Hospice launches new group for people with a long-term or life-threatening illness

St Nicholas Hospice Care is launching a new weekly-drop in group for people with a long-term or life-threatening illness in Bury St Edmunds this month.

The first Pre-Death Café, taking place at The Apex, in Charter Square, on Wednesday, May 29, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, will provide a space for people at any stage of their illness, to talk things through with people in the same situation.

Sarah Price, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Family Support Practitioner, said: “Life changing illness can feel overwhelming, people may feel frightened, anxious, sad, angry, powerless and alone. At the same time as coping with their own feelings, people have to plan for end-of-life; death and dying; work out how to talk with their family and friends, learn medical language and navigate their way around medical settings.

“The café will be an informal and open place where people can laugh, cry, get angry or frightened or crack a joke or two.”

The Pre-Death Café will then continue at the Apex every Wednesday, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

For further information about the Pre-Death Café contact the Hospice’s Family Support Team by telephoning, 01284 715572 or emailing, family.support@stnh.org.uk

Pictured above, Sarah Price, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Family Support Practitioner, gets set for the first Pre-Death Café.

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