Counselling / Support
Family Support Team
Providing emotional, social and spiritual support to our patients and their families is an important part of what we do. Our trained counsellors help not only the patients but also families and carers cope with the issues arising from the illness and support them during bereavement.
Carers can support your loved ones by:
- Doing your best to be a good listener.
- Being truthful.
- Enjoying the good days - Make the most of your time!
- Don't be afraid to ask question, and ask for help.
Everyone faces death in their own way; making choices and having control is an important way to keep your dignity at the end of life.
Moku a no enei ra
ka hekejeke; he rakau ka
hinga ki te mano wai!
Let these few days be for
me, for the declining sun;
a tree falling through
many floods of waters
Contact Hospice Taranaki
Family Support Manager: Jenny Blyde
Counselling & Spiritual Care: Annemarie Molloy
Counsellor & Group Counsellor: Jane Woollard
Aged Care Counsellor: Vanessa Philp
Social Worker/ Counsellor: Jackie Price