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Caring for your wellbeing

We care about you and your loved ones, and we aim to understand and meet their needs. We have a team of counsellors, spiritual carers, therapists, wellbeing volunteers and bereavement volunteers whose focus is on supporting you and your loved ones emotionally and spiritually.

Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor Sarah Guy

Our Wellbeing Services


Our trained and experienced counsellors are here to listen to you and your family’s emotional concerns, and provide support.

At the hospice, we offer one-to-one support as well as support groups for those with life-limiting conditions and their families, and art therapy to help support your wellbeing.

Bereavement support

We understand that bereavement can be isolating and can provoke strong emotions that can be difficult to talk about and manage. We offer a safe and confidential space to talk about your feelings with one of our trained bereavement volunteers or counsellors.

Please click here for a list of useful contacts should you feel you need them.


Spiritual Care

We promise to see you as a person and not ‘just’ as a patient with an illness, or a carer for a patient. Through listening, caring, understanding and connecting, we will help you be yourself.

Our colleagues and volunteers in our Spiritual Care Team have expertise in spiritual wellbeing. The team come from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds and can offer pastoral, religious and spiritual support for patients and their families, of all faiths and none.

Our Spiritual Care Rooms are fully equipped to cater to the spiritual needs of all. We encourage friends and relatives to make use of these rooms to pray, remember, appreciate or simply to spend time in the tranquil space.


Support for children and young people

We offer you expert support for the children in your family and those caring for them. Our dedicated Children’s Healing and Therapeutic Support (CHATS) Team, work with children at home, in our Children’s Room at our Selly Park site, in support groups, and alongside schools.

We can support children with their needs using play, talking and creative activities to help them express feelings, ask questions, and find ways of coping and making memories.

We can also support you as a parent/carer with your emotions and questions about how best to support a child. We tailor the support for your child and family depending on their age, personality and interests.

Sally Roberts and Samantha Kelly, Children's Therapeutic Practitioners at Birmingham Hospice

Art Therapy

Sometimes people can find it hard to express how they’re feeling verbally and find it easier to share their emotions creatively. Activities such as drawing or painting give that person a different outlet for their thoughts and feelings. We offer art therapy for those who would like an alternative way to express themselves during their healing and grieving journey.

I am just so thankful after everything they have done for me."
Lesley – who received counselling from Birmingham Hospice

All our services are free of charge. Your donation makes a difference.


Can buy a teddy bear with a recording of a loved one’s voice for a bereaved child to treasure as a keepsake.


Pays for a bereavement support session to help a family member cope with the loss of a loved one.


Pays for a community nurse to visit someone at home, helping them manage their symptoms and coordinating their care.


Covers the cost of a home visit from an Occupational Therapist to help people to be as independent as possible.