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Welcome to the St Barnabas House Blog

Here you'll find articles about what we do, and how we support people with life-limiting illnesses. All blogs written by expert hospice staff, patients and family members - on a range of topics we're passionate about and think you'll find interesting.

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The benefits of mindful walking
Find out about our mindful walking group, supporting family members of St Barnabas patients. We look at the the benefits of taking time out to be present and connect in nature.
Dying Matters Week – Helping you talk about death
This year’s Dying Matters Week (6-12 May) will explore the way we talk about death and dying. Our presence and words can build bridges of connection and comfort, as chaplain Sarah Bell explains.
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Michael and Barbara’s story
"We felt so welcome when we first arrived, and nothing seems like too much trouble. Everybody we have met has been absolutely brilliant."
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Brian’s story
"Being able to access counselling sessions through the Patient and Family support team at St Barnabas House has been amazing."
How your business can support your local hospice
Find out how supporting your local hospice is great for morale and staff engagement, as well as making employees feel proud of the place that they work for their commitment to supporting a local cause.
Help with sleeplessness when you’re receiving palliative care
Complementary Therapist, Mel, gives us some top tips for sleeping and relaxation if you're living with a life-limiting illness.
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Looking back over 50 years of loving hospice care
St Barnabas House opened in 1973 and fifty years on, the support from our local community has helped care for more than 45,000 local people and their loved ones.
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Helen and Adrian’s story
"Whilst I’m lucky to have an amazing support network, grief still left me feeling lonely and isolated. Because, until you have experienced the pain of loss, I don’t think you can fully understand how it feels. "
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What is a bereavement support group?
Counsellor, Alice, tells us all about the Connections bereavement group aims to bring together people who are isolated in their grief.
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Volunteering as a bereavement counsellor
Belinda, a volunteer counsellor, has been at St Barnabas for six years after initially joining us on a placement. She tells us what its like volunteering with patients and families.
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Fiona’s story
"Despite all this, Mum’s happiness and humour was quickly picked up on by the nurses and it was beautiful to see the connection they had with her. "