Oakhaven Wellbeing - we are here to support you
Welcome to Oakhaven Wellbeing. If you are affected by a life-limiting illness, are a carer or are living with a loss or bereavement, we are here to support you.
You do not need a healthcare referral to benefit from our wellbeing support, activities and services. We offer support at the Coates Centre at Oakhaven Hospice and out in our community - read on for more information.
To find out more on how we can support you please click here to complete our Expression of Interest form and one of the team will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
Wellbeing support at the Coates Centre
Oakhaven Wellbeing is based at the Coates Centre, set within the grounds of Oakhaven Hospice. The Centre offers a space to meet with others who are affected by a life-limiting illness, are carers, or are experiencing a loss.
You are very welcome to drop in to the Coates Centre, which is open from Monday to Friday, between 10am to 4pm (closed bank holidays). Our trained, dedicated volunteers are available to chat over a cuppa and provide information about our services.
We offer a wide range of support groups, practical drop-in sessions, social groups and planned wellbeing activities every month... or just simply sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
“I just wanted to say how grateful I was for your help. Your kindness and understanding helped me through an awful time. Thank you.”
Wellbeing support in our communities
We understand that not everyone can get to the Coates Centre, so we bring Oakhaven Wellbeing out to you in your local community. We love to go out to cafés and community centres and we enjoy collaborating with many organisations in the community.
How to contact the Oakhaven Wellbeing team
If you would like to chat with one of our team to find out more information, you are welcome to pop in between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Find us at:
The Coates Centre
Lower Pennington Lane
Oakhaven Wellbeing News
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By Karen Silverthorne Whatever you have going on in your life right now, it’s important to pay attention to your health and wellbeing. Looking after your physical needs can have a knock-on effect on your mental state and this can put you in a better position to help yourself and those around you. Exercise can […]Read More
By Karen Silverthorne It seems there are so many extra difficulties to face at the moment and the idea of making end-of-life plans may be something you find difficult. But by giving consideration to this now, it can lessen anxiety if you become unwell and can help those you are close to if you’re not […]Read More
By Paula Noyce, Counsellor As a palliative, oncology and bereavement counsellor, some of the most common descriptions I hear used by those who have lived alongside loved ones through illness and death are, ‘completely drained’, ‘exhausted’, and the feeling of ‘running on empty’. It is the inevitable impact of being alongside a significant person, whether […]Read More
By Steph McClean, Psychotherapist Throughout life, most of us keep an eye on our health and wellbeing. However, there are times when we are more anxious about our health than others. It might be that we need to go back to our GP for a persistent issue, or we need tests or scans to see […]Read More
By Paul Hatchard, Chaplain It’s the conversation no one wants to have isn’t it? In fact, in a survey conducted by the charity Dying Matters they found that 72% of the British public are uncomfortable discussing dying, death and bereavement. It’s true that it’s an uncomfortable subject – we’d rather not think about it. Yet […]Read More
By Mette Nielsen, Counsellor Life has suddenly been turned up-side down for all of us and not least our children and young people because of the outbreak of Covid-19. Schools, colleges and universities have closed early. There may not be any transition preparations for going to the next stage for primary school children nor proms […]Read More
By Steph McClean, Psychotherapist When we have a loved one who is being cared for at the end of life, the choices and decisions we make matter. A key part of palliative care is about helping people make informed decisions in advance if they can; for example about where they want to die and how […]Read More