Occupational Therapy | The Hospice of St. Francis

Occupational Therapy

​Occupational therapy helps people live life their way by finding ways to help people with an illness to do this. We offer a whole range of services from fatigue management workshops, our HOPE course plus 1:1 advice on relaxation.

We use relaxation to promote wellbeing and offer this through different techniques such as adapted Tai Chi, relaxed breathing, simple muscle relaxation exercises in both group and 1:1 sessions. Learned relaxation techniques then can be used at home.

f yourself, a relative or partner would like to be considered for Occupational Therapy please do fill in our short referral form.

Occupational Therapy

Other services

We also run Fatigue Management Workshops which provide strategies to help manage tiredness, improve the quality of daily life as well as recommending equipment to assist with reducing fatigue in daily tasks. The sessions also include relaxation techniques.

Our HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) six week course is designed to give you the ability to recognise your potential for making changes to enhance your quality of life, confidence and happiness. It provides a supportive environment to share concerns with others, giving participants increased confidence in dealing with emotional issues, depression, anxiety, anger and frustration. Participants will gain knowledge on how to achieve long and short term plans for change by setting goals for themselves using problem solving steps.

The Spring Centre

Our Spring Centre is a free Health and Wellbeing Centre in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, which can help you to live your precious life well.

We’re here for adults who have a serious illness such as cancer or who have a neurological, heart or lung condition.

Find out a little more by viewing our Spring Centre video.