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Support for managing symptoms

Support for managing symptoms

Pain, fatigue, breathlessness, anxiety and other symptoms can be very distressing and have a considerable impact on your life. We can help you to manage your symptoms. Because every day matters.

Wellbeing courses in Exeter

Our wellbeing courses are held over three sessions and cover:

  • Living with fatigue
  • Coping with breathlessness
  • Easing stress and anxiety

We keep group sizes small so that we can tailor each session to your individual needs. Please download our leaflet for more details.


Nurse led clinics

Alongside a possible visit to your home, we may also offer you an appointment with a specialist nurse at your nearest hospice centre, so that you can discuss your symptoms and any other concerns. You may also be able to drop in to our café, or attend a group session at the same time.


Heart2Heart course

Our Heart2Heart course is for people who are living with heart failure. It’s led by specialist nurses and doctors who offer tailored advice and support. Heart2Heart is a collaboration of specialist heart nurses and doctors, and the team from Hospiscare, offering support and advice to patients and their carers over a five session programme. The session participants are patients and carers who come together to learn from each other through chatting in a social setting.

Please talk to your Heart Failure Nurse to see if these sessions are appropriate for you and how you can attend.

Download Heart to Heart leaflet


How Heart2Heart helped me...

“The Heart2Heart programme was really good. Before, I had felt a bit alone, so it really helped talking to others in the same boat and making those connections. Every Heart2Heart session covers something different.  It was brilliant for reassurance and I could talk to Harriet my Hospiscare nurse about anything that was worrying me.”

Read Allison's story

Useful resources

You may find our Symptom Management leaflet of use. It offers advice on:

  • Coping with a cough
  • Breathing control
  • Managing panic

Download Symptom Management leaflet