PEER Enjoyment Afternoons

The Peer Enjoyment Afternoons offer a supportive environment for patients to participate in a range of leisure activities to maximise enjoyment and quality of life. Staff and volunteers provide a friendly welcome with plenty of laughter and emotional support. Volunteers run activities with support of the Wellbeing at Cynthia Spencer Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and rehabilitation assistant.

Sessions can be developed around patient’s interests and activities can be adapted to enable patients with differing levels of function to participate in meaningful leisure occupations, which can sometimes be difficult without support.

A variety of activities are offered including:

  • Artistic and creative projects
  • Topical discussions and quizzes
  • External talks / services
  • Music
  • Food and drink
  • Sensory
  • Time in the Hospice garden
  • Reminiscence and memory storing activities
  • Complementary therapy 1:1 sessions

The programme also enables patients to socialise with others in a similar situation.

If particular needs are identified for example physical, social, emotional or spiritual needs, we can refer and signpost to other services or advise on symptom management.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is for people who have a life limiting disease. 

What does it involve?

We understand that the social benefit of attending wellbeing sessions is incredibly important. We have put a programme together to ensure our patients have regular social contact over the telephone with either a member of our team or a volunteer. Calls will be made either once or twice a month and where possible it will be the same person who calls you. We will also send out monthly packs including entertainment and activities and regular advice on various aspects of your wellbeing.

How can I be referred to this programme?

Please speak to your consultant, nurse, therapist or GP if you want to be referred to this programme.

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