Support for families and carers affected by life limiting conditions
Can provide information on all aspects of your illness and treatment. Consultations take place in the ‘Quite Room’ and following this; individual programmes of care are arranged from the full range of Haven services. The nurse will remain your key contact person, ensuring continuity of care and ready access to Resources- Resources – An extensive range of free information booklets are available, as well as a lending library of books, CD’s and DVD’s information and support as long as required. Our MS nurse facilitator specifically supports clients with MS and their families throughout Lanarkshire.
Clients can be referred and signposted to other services which may be of assistance e.g. Health services, social work, financial advice and community support.
Therapies- Complementary Therapies
Complementary therapies are offered to Haven clients to relieve stress, promote relaxation, ease tension and reduce anxiety. A dedicated team of professionally qualified therapist provide a range of therapies including Aromatherapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Hypnotherapy, Yoga and Indian Head Massage.
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Is provided by professionally qualified practitioners, to support clients to develop positive coping strategies. Bereavement counselling for families is also offered.
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Haven @ Home
Haven @ Home is a Lanarkshire wide service providing support for people at any stage from diagnosis, during and after treatment and at the end of life, including bereavement support for families. It offers a flexible service, within clients’ own homes, for those who are unable to attend The Haven Centre for a variety of reasons, e.g. due to a change in their mobility or general condition or challenges with transport if living at a distance from the centre.
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Lymphoedema self-management support
We offer a unique programme of self-management courses, originally developed at the Haven. Our aim is to support clients to increase their knowledge and confidence to self-manage their lymphoedema. We also provide individual sessions of self-management support and manual lymph drainage massage. We work with NHS services, offering a complementary programme of support for people with all types of lymphoedema. The self-management courses are delivered at The Haven, and externally, with partner organisations. For more information go to the lymphoedema page.
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Are a very important part of our service, providing informal support and a friendly, caring 'listening ear'. They are always pleased to welcome you to our comfortable lounge where you can relax, have tea and coffee and chat to the volunteers or other visitors. They also offer Peer Support to clients and their families as well as undertaking many other supportive and administration task.
Children & Family Services
The aim is for children to feel resilient and strong, understand their own emotions and be confident enough to share the natural feelings of loss when someone they care about is seriously, ill or has died. A combination if individual support and structured group workshops are designed to reduce stress, teach coping strategies, encourage sharing of experiences and enable children to talk about their worries and build peer support towards networks. We also work alongside parents and carers, to provide them with the skills and confidence to manage the effects of illness or bereavement on the children in their care.
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Let's Get Active
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During your cancer journey when you are challenged by treatment regimens and have to cope with many changes to your life, losing your hair can be the final straw. Hair loss may make you feel vulnerable and exposed, particularly since it is such a visible reminder of your cancer.
The 'HeadStrong' service provides information, practical and emotional support to all Haven clients, affected by any type of cancer, who have lost or are likely to lose their hair through cancer treatment.
HeadStrong is provided in partnership with Breast Cancer Care.
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