Ron shares his Living Well experience

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Male sitting in a chair holding a small canvas, smiling at the camera

Ron attends the Living Well Service and took part in the canvas feedback project.

Ron explained that he enjoys painting as a hobby and usually paints landscapes. He shared more about his creation for the project:

“The thinking behind this was that the two birds are talking to each other and giving each other comfort and support – which is what we’re all about here: talking, listening and you can get help. I’ve seen similar things with a couple of rabbits. It’s just one chatting to the other one and giving advice if you like.

Canvas painting of a 2 birds
The Canvas Ron painted for the Hospice

This is my fourth time to this course so I’ve been coming quite a lot. Before I came, I’d heard a lot about the Hospice: all good. So, I was very happy to come here – and it is good. You know, I look forward to it, it’s such a nice way of spending half a day. It’s just relaxing and takes your cares away, because of my condition I suffer a lot with anxiety, and I find it helps here – they have taught me about relaxation.

They’re such lovely people here. It’s where Jack [another patient] and I met. We can laugh together. We’ve both got similar problems so we just laugh about them and understand each other, you know.”

The Charity also has a range of Supportive Wellbeing videos, which available to anyone, via our website: These include a guide to relation and supporting anxiety. 

Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. Our aim being to provide the highest quality care, helping people to make every moment count. You can find out more about how we are funded here: