Support for caregivers

Since April 2023, St Elizabeth Hospice has been running support groups for caregivers.

This service is offered in Ipswich for East Suffolk and Beccles for the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.

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What is on offer?

The Compassionate Caregiver Support Group provides a safe space to connect with others caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness.

Led by St Elizabeth Hospice’s counsellors and emotional wellbeing team, you will be able to connect with others in similar circumstances, share personal experiences and support each other.

The group aims to:

  • Create a space for self-compassion
  • Helps you learn new ways of coping through mindfulness and body awareness
  • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
  • Increases feelings of empowerment
  • Provides you with the opportunity to express your feelings around your unique experience
  • Helps you communicate better with your loved ones
  • Bring awareness of what is true for you in the present moment.
How and where can I attend?

Sessions cover different topics over a 6 week period, facilitated by the hospice team.

The locations for the sessions are in person at St Elizabeth Hospice's main building in Ipswich on Foxhall Road and at the Louise Hamilton Centre in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Fill in the form below to register your place to attend.

St Elizabeth Hospice can match you with a volunteer to sit with the person you care for while you attend the group. If you need this service, please indicate in the relevant tick box on the referral form below.

If you would like to speak to us in person on the sessions or need assistance with filling in the below form, please call us on 0300 303 5196 (Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm).

Caregiver support groups in Great Yarmouth and Waveney take place at the Louise Hamilton Centre, from 2pm to 3.30pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 4 June

  • Tuesday 11 June

  • Tuesday 18 June

  • Tuesday 25 June

  • Tuesday 2 July

  • Tuesday 9 July

Hot and cold drinks will be provided for the sessions. 


Full location address: Louise Hamilton Centre, Lowestoft Rd, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6LA

Please fill in the form below to attend. Spaces are limited to 12 people. 


Caregiver support groups in East Suffolk take place at the main hospice building in Ipswich on Foxhall Road in meeting room Heather.


There are six sessions per group block, which we expect you to attend all 6 sessions but we understand if you can only attend a few. Please let our team know. Each week, the group will meet on a Wednesday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

  • Wednesday 21 February 2024 to Wednesday 27 March 2024

  • Wednesday 5 June 2024 to Wednesday 10 July 2024

  • Wednesday 6 November 2024 to Wednesday 11 December 2024

Hot and cold drinks will be provided for the sessions. 


Full location address: St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8LX.


Please fill in the form below to attend. Spaces are limited to 12 people. 

Register for a Compassionate Caregiver Support Group place:

To discuss and access emotional and spiritual support call us  directly on our LivingGrief & wellbeing enquiry line:

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    Emotional wellbeing enquiry line Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm 0300 303 5196
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    Alternatively, you can email the team here

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