Wellbeing Centre

Our Wellbeing Centre aims to provide specialist rehabilitative palliative care to meet your individual needs and offer respite to support families and carers. Our patient centred approach empowers you to live life well at home and with quality.

We aim to provide a safe, caring and compassionate environment where you can socialise or take quiet time out to relax or perhaps pursue a new hobby all in the tranquil setting of the hospice. We aim to support you achieve a sense of wellbeing and peace of mind here at the Wellbeing centre whilst we help and support you, your carers and families through this difficult and challenging time. 


General information

The Wellbeing Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. 

We offer a blended model of care whereby patients are allocated to visit us one day a week for a period of six weeks initially or a ‘drop-in’ option where you can book onto our daily activities without staying for the duration (this will require your own transport).

Patients are encouraged to make their own way to the Wellbeing Centre but if this is not possible please speak to the staff and they will try to arrange for a volunteer driver to pick you up and return you home. If you have difficulty getting in a car or are on oxygen therapy we will request ambulance transport for your and this is subject to availability. 

Once you have been referred, you will be contacted by telephone and offered a date to attend for assessment that lasts approximately one hour. You and your carer (if you so wish) will have the opportunity to look around the centre and hospice.

A meal and refreshments are provided free of charge when attending for the full day (please speak to a member of the team if you have any special dietary or feeding requirements).

Referrals can be made to the wider disciplinary team as required. and medical review by the hospice doctors is on a needs basis. 

If you're attending for respite support, you will have a regular monthly assessment of symptoms to help ensure the service is continuing to support your needs. It may be during these reviews that the level of support from the Wellbeing Centre changes, for example, you may ‘drop in’ to services rather than attending the full day. We aim to support you in moving forward and living as well as possible at home.

You can be reassured that referrals into the service can be made at any time by yourself, your carer or members of the wider multidisciplinary team. 

Our friendly and dedicated team of staff and volunteers are committed to providing an excellent service and meeting the needs of individuals. They are on hand and happy to talk to you if you have any concerns or worries about the centre. 

Download a copy of our Wellbeing Service leaflet here


Patient information

Advanced Care Planning 

Coping with breathlessness

Opioid medication in Palliative Care

ReSPECT Information for Patients and Carers

Covid-19 resources

Breath therapy/relaxation videos

We know that this can be a very a difficult time for people suffering with anxiety, including some of our Wellbeing Centre patients, so the team at Lindsey Lodge have put together a series of videos, to aid your wellbeing at this difficult time.

The first video is a preliminary video, which introduces the rapid relaxation. The second video is a simple breathing exercise, and the third video is focuses on the rapid relaxation technique.

All three videos are available to view here


Staying active at home resources

The CSP has adapted a simple set of exercises designed for older people to help prevent deconditioning whilst living in isolation.
Developed by physiotherapy experts the exercises will help older people stay strong, improve mental health and prevent falling.

What we offer

  • One to one support from various members of the clinical team
  • Complementary therapies and relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Arts and crafts and creative therapy
  • Memory work
  • Chair based exercise
  • Breathlessness and Fatigue clinics
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy
  • Psychological support
  • Lymphoedema (Appointment based)
  • Counselling and Pre/Post Bereavement Support
  • Advanced care planning

Occupational Therapy

The aim of occupational therapy rehabilitation is to promote participation in meaningful life activities to maximise independence and explore ways of completing your valued daily activities your way. An individual, person-centred assessment is offered to identify your current and potential abilities. Occupational therapists use a problem-solving approach with you and your family to help reduce the barriers preventing participation in activities such as work, rest, sleep, leisure, personal cares, domestic tasks and more. Treatment may include:
  • Energy conservation strategies
  • Managing fatigue
  • Using adaptive equipment
  • Falls prevention
  • Cognitive assessment and rehabilitation
  • Posture and seating
  • Anxiety management
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Relaxation techniques

Breathlessness Clinic

This service is for people who have cancer or a progressive life limiting disease, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or heart failure, that affects their breathing. We will teach you techniques to help you to manage your breathlessness better. We will, if appropriate, advise you about the following;
  • Breathing control techniques
  • Positions to help alleviate breathlessness
  • Fan therapy
  • How to conserve energy during everyday activities
  • How to pace activities
  • How to manage anxiety/panic attacks
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Chest clearance techniques
  • Exercises

Enablement Gym

Our ‘Positive Moves’ enablement gym is situated in the heart of the wellbeing centre and is accessible for all patients known to the hospice, including those staying on our inpatient unit. The equipment in place is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness alongside building strength and stamina, but above all, support people to remain active. For many individuals, the gym provides a different environment to engage in exercise which is proven to benefit both physical and psychological wellbeing – particularly when diagnosed and living with a life limiting condition.

Currently, the gym enables our physiotherapists, advanced assistants and occupational therapist to provide rehabilitation in both a one to one or group format.

Fatigue Clinic

Our Fatigue Clinic is for those who have a life limiting illness that impacts on energy levels and stamina. The occupational therapist will explore your daily routines and how fatigue impacts on your life. You will discuss different energy conservation strategies to help cope with fatigue during your everyday activities – including information regarding how to achieve better sleep. Treatment includes techniques that will support you to self-manage fatigue as a symptom:
• Fatigue and activity diary
• Ergonomic assessments
• Pacing, planning and prioritisation of activities
• Cognition
• Mood
• Sleep hygiene
• Relaxation and mindfulness techniques
• Joint work with the Breathlessness clinic
• Advice on managing meaningful occupations such as washing, dressing, working, gardening
• Goal setting


Breathe Easy Enablement Programme

The Breathe Easy Enablement Programme (also known as BEEP) has been designed and developed by Lindsey Lodge Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Sally Brownsell and Advanced Care Practitioner Occupational Therapist Sarah Hodge to support individuals diagnosed with complex respiratory conditions.

The programme runs over a period of eight weeks and delivers a programme of exercise in the Lindsey Lodge enablement gym for the patient, as well as separate carer support sessions and a joint education session for both patient and their carer. The sessions cover a number of topics including breathlessness management, fatigue management, advanced care planning, recognising red flags (prevention of hospital admission), anxiety/low mood management and relaxation.

The programme is delivered by a number of healthcare professionals including therapists, our specialist palliative care consultant and counselling team alongside community providers including the respiratory complex care matrons.

Dragonfly Beauty

A whole host of beauty therapies and pamper sessions are available for patients, carers, families, staff and volunteers, along with any North Lincolnshire patient or carer living with a life-limiting condition and the public. All delivered in the safe and tranquil surroundings of Lindsey Lodge Hospice. 

Download our Dragonfly Beauty treatment list here


Anyone wishing to refer themselves, or a patient they are caring for, can simply phone 01724 270835, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Following the referral the patient will be invited to the Hospice for an assessment, which will be carried out by health professionals in the Lindsey Lodge Team, who can then work with the patient and their family around care planning, and the services that may benefit them going forward.

Contact us

This area of the website aims to give a general introduction to all our patient services, as well as answering some of the questions you may have about Lindsey Lodge Hospice. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to call us on 01724 270835 or email llh.enquiries@nhs.net 

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