P42 meditation: from hospice to community – from therapy to life skill

Ian Dewar
2013 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care  
those who may not choose to access professionally led services to receive support and information following bereavement. Referrals are triaged to the service via Newham Psychological Services who partner us in providing this service. The service is mainly operated by volunteers, with only two members of staff dedicated to the service on a part-time basis. Findings and Recommendations We evaluate the impact of our service by measuring several factors including how the support has affected
more » ... user's lives. Conclusion The services is in its first year, of three commissioned, but has had a strong start up with a high number of volunteers trained and 'active'. The level of uptake will allow us to find out the gaps in service provision/uptake and the need for informal support. This model could be replicated in other boroughs if the need and response is supported. Abstracts SPCare 2013;3(Suppl 1):A1-A74 A25 on 27 April 2019 by guest. Protected by copyright.
doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000591.64 fatcat:6zrafsdpqrdejdp2rlkw3iextu