Herriot Wellbeing Network

Herriot’s Wellbeing Network offers physical, practical, emotional, social and spiritual support, tailored to a person’s individual needs.

Herriot’s Wellbeing Network offers physical, practical, emotional, social and spiritual support, tailored to a person’s individual needs. Together with health and social care partners across the region, Herriot Hospice Homecare is developing a range of outpatient services to help local people access the right support, at the right time, in the right place.

The support available includes outpatient clinics to help people affected by terminal illness to manage symptoms, as well as accessing peer support groups and professional advice.

As this service develops, new clinics and services will be available to people living with terminal illness across Hambleton and Richmondshire. And as our plans take shape to transform the former Lambert memorial hospital into a hub of care and support, the building is set to offer inpatient care at the heart of Thirsk as well as providing a base for our growing outpatient services, including the Herriot Wellbeing Network.

Herriot Wellbeing Network services

1:1 emotional support

You can talk on a 1:1 basis with our Wellbeing Network team, about anything which concerns you regarding terminal illness. This may range from questions and worries around practical, emotional or financial issues which are part of the journey towards end of life. Where appropriate, our team may refer you to other types of support. Anyone affected by terminal illness is welcome to join us for a series of 1:1 sessions, and the service can also support with memory work, leaving messages for a friend or family member. Herriot can also provide this service via home visits.

Access to this support is via a health professional, who can email wellbeing@herriothh.org.uk or call (01423) 878 189

Weekly drop-in at Sowerby Parochial Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm

If you’re affected by terminal illness, bereavement or emotional wellbeing, our wellbeing team invite you to drop into Sowerby Parochial Hall every Tuesday, 2-4pm. You can access information and meet others for peer support over a cuppa.

Please note: New venue from February 6. Sowerby Parochial Hall,The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk, YO7 1JG


Share & Support (coming soon)

Share&Support will be a new peer support group for people living with terminal illness, their families and carers, to come together to provide each other with social and emotional support in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Supported by our specialist wellbeing team, a variety of support will be offered, from practical to emotional, as well as signposting to other services which may be of value to patients, their families and carers.

Share&Support weekly sessions will take place at Herriot Hospice@The Lambert in Thirsk, once open later in 2024.

If you are a patient or carer who would like to come along to our Share & Support group, please speak to your health or social care professional involved in your care who can refer you into the service.

If you are a health or social care professional wishing to refer someone to Herriot’s Share & Support group, please call our Wellbeing Team on (01423) 878 189 to make the referral.

Befriending, sitting and driving volunteer-led services

Herriot’s befriending, sitting and driving volunteer-led services provide reliable social and emotional support to people in their own homes. Volunteer support can range from help with simply being there and listening to a short drive or walk out. Volunteers can also assist with light practical tasks such as gardening, or a lift to an appointment. Find out more.

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