"It’s not just about tablets, it’s about self-worth. You get a bit of self-worth when you come here because you do stuff and you think, actually, I can still do something."

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Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies

Our Complementary Therapists offer individual and group sessions on site at St Christopher’s in Sydenham and at the Caritas House in Oprington, in patients’ own homes and in a range of care homes across south east London.

Creative arts therapies

Our Arts Therapists and Community Artists offer sessions at the hospice, in patients’ own homes and in a range of care homes across south east London.

The Gym


Rehabilitation is offered by our Allied Health Professions Team (AHPs). Their services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics and speech and language therapy.

Fifty years of spiritual care

Spiritual care

St Christopher’s welcomes everyone – whatever their belief – and encourages people to feel free to express their spirituality or practise their religion in their own way.

Social work and welfare

When someone is very ill, everyone in the family is affected. St Christopher’s care extends beyond the treatment of physical symptoms to consider the emotional and social needs of patients, families and their friends and carers.

Young Adults Group

Drop-in sessions at St Christopher’s for young adults, siblings and friends are held on Saturdays in the Anniversary Centre,  a relaxed and bright space with a café, at the hospice in Sydenham.

How do I…Return loaned equipment?

If you have equipment on loan which is no longer required, please return it to where it came from