ST Mary’s Hospice is encouraging members of the community to stay connected.

The Living Well and Staying Connected group is a safe space on Facebook led by staff from the Living Well team.

It is a closed and confidential group where people are able to safely support each other whilst staying connected.

A spokesperson for St Mary’s Hospice said: “We feel now, more than ever, we need to practice self-care and keep connected.

“The group will be used to share coping mechanisms, practical techniques or simple ideas you can try which aim to improve wellbeing.

“Living with illness can be hard. Many find it helps to talk to those with similar difficulties and learning together positive ways of managing.”

To join the group simply visit: or search ‘Living Well and Staying connected’ on Facebook and request to become a member after filling in simple questions.