X-Change group at St Elizabeth's

01 Oct 2019 16:30 - 01 Oct 2019 19:30
St Elizabeth's Hospice, Foxhall Road, Ipswich
05 Nov 2019 16:30 - 05 Nov 2019 19:30
St Elizabeth's Hospice, Foxhall Road, Ipswich
03 Dec 2019 16:30 - 03 Dec 2019 19:30
St Elizabeth's Hospice, Foxhall Road, Ipswich

Email: hailey.jones@each.org.uk

Name: Hailey Jones

Phone: 01473 271334

X-Change ​runs on the first Tuesday of every month from 4.30pm – 7.30pm at St Elizabeth's Hospice, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

X-Change offers a place for young people to meet and share experiences, and is open to any EACH young people who have a referral to St Elizabeth's.

The groups are family and socially orientated with fun, engaging activities in which everyone can take part, in a supportive environment. Clinical care is also provided if required.

The group enables young adults to experience some independence as their families and carers leave them in the hands of capable staff and volunteers to enjoy playing inclusive sports, joining in with creative and sensory activities, music or playing quizzes and games.

At the end of every X-Change, from 6.30 – 7.30pm, there is a parent peer support group which provides an opportunity to discuss any issues, offer advice and support.

See the St Elizabeth's website for more information.

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  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum

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