Living with a life-limiting illness, or coping with grief after a loss, can be overwhelming.
People may experience anxiety, low mood, trouble sleeping, feelings of being overwhelmed, and difficulties in talking to family and friends about what they are going through. It is normal, and very human, to experience all these emotions.
“I found the Psychology Service to be person-centred, responsive, supportively challenging and, above all, human and kind in a very dark and helpless time.”
Where to go for support
If you would like additional support in your management of illness and bereavement, this is offered through the following routes.
Rowans Living Well Centre
Rowans Living Well Centre offers a range of support services if you are living with a life shortening illness or if you have experienced a loss. Please see here for more information.
Sometimes, the distress a person experiences may begin to significantly reduce their quality of life and day-to-day coping. Therefore a referral to Rowans Psychology Service could be beneficial.
People referred to the service are ordinary people going through out-of-the-ordinary life experiences such as serious illness and loss that are causing psychological suffering.
Our team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Counsellors based at Rowans Hospice, are compassionate professionals trained to support people with a life-limiting illness, their family members and carers, and people experiencing bereavement.
Therapy sessions give you a confidential, supportive space to talk openly. Your therapist will work with you to help you find ways to look after yourself, using a range of therapeutic approaches to ensure you get the best care, suited to your unique needs and experience, at the right pace for you.
Rowans Psychology Service requires a referral in order to provide support. Referrals can be made by Rowans Hospice Inpatient and Day-care Services, local NHS Specialist Palliative Care Teams, or GPs based in the Portsmouth, Fareham & Gosport and South East Hampshire area. The service is run through a partnership between Rowans Hospice and Solent NHS Trust.
If you have any questions or want further advice, please call the Psychology Service on 02392 238 548.