Our counselling service is a vital resource for people coping with the emotional impact of a life-threatening condition. However, we recognise that some of the people in need of support might benefit from a different approach. With this in mind, we've been working with specialist practitioners to develop new services.
In addition to the services listed here we run six-week WHYoutdoors nature connection courses in Bath and Frome, for adults living with and beyond cancer. Our eight-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) courses offer an opportunity for people affected directly or indirectly by a life-threatening condition to learn tools and techniques to reduce stress and boost emotional wellbeing.
Family support calls
We recognise that when faced with a new diagnosis or a recent bereavement, it can be difficult to know what individual family members might need in the way of counselling and therapy. Everybody responds differently and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We therefore offer up to six half-hour telephone sessions to discuss what you are experiencing in more detail. This provides an opportunity for us to talk about the range of services we offer and to see what might be right for you, and for each member of your family. We can help you think about how to talk to your children about what is happening and explore whether school or other support services may be available.
Call 01373 455255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A monthly therapeutic gardening group for bereaved adults
Monthly on Tuesdays
We Hear You and the Walled Garden in Mells are collaborating to offer a monthly group for people who have lost a loved one to cancer or other life-threatening conditions. Meeting in this beautiful outdoor setting provides opportunities for the group to connect through mindful gardening activities and reflection. Participants can explore the seasonality of the natural environment and nature’s cycles of death and renewal in a supportive and inclusive environment. Please contact us to book a place for WHYgrow.
The Walled Garden works with local community groups to develop programmes that improves the health and wellbeing of those that are isolated and lonely.
Booking is essential - please contact us to make an enquiry about WHYgrow.
WHYwalkandtalk is an opportunity to access one-to-one counselling with a member of our specialist team, while walking (or sitting) in a beautiful natural setting. We hope this new service will enable more people to access our support, in a way that suits them. Call us on 01373 455255 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Coffee Connection
WHY launched a new drop-in support group for anyone affected or bereaved by cancer or a life-limiting illness in December 2019, in partnership with Dorothy House Hospice Care. The group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12pm in the cafe of the Cheese and Grain, Frome.
Online meetings: The Coffee Connection also meets online on a Monday between 10am and 10.45am - please email us for the link to join.
There are always representatives of Dorothy House and WHY at the group for those who would like to ask about additional support available. No booking required, just come along!