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Foundations of Palliative Care
Free critical training to help care home staff
Our End of Life Care webinar series launched April 16 and is free to all care homes. In this three-part weekly series, we share our expertise in practices such as Advance Care Planning, Coordinate my Care (myCMC), and Challenging Conversations – covering the important aspects of communications around death and dying during Covid-19.https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/stc_education_event/virtual-learning/
Frequently asked questions about ‘next of kin’ and power of attorney
Frequently asked questions about cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
This leaflet gives St Christopher’s patients information about the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) policy. You and people close to you may find it helpful to go through this leaflet with a doctor or nurse in case you have any further questions or concerns. (more…)Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
Friday visits for professionals
Fun Walk 2021
One walk, four routes
Starting and finishing at Keston Common there are four sponsored routes to choose from:
|Date||Adult||Young Adult (12-17)||Under 12s|
|1 May – 30 June|
|1- 31 July||£12||£4.99||Free (0-11)|
|1-31 August||£15||£4.99||Free (0-11)|
|1-13 September||£20||£10||Child 5-11 £5 |
Under 5’s free
Getting to the Fun Walk
Stagecoach Selkent have kindly offered to provide a free ‘Park and Ride’ service from Norman Park as well as a pick-up and drop-off service from Bromley South Station.
Motivate your milestones
We have some great prizes to be won for sponsorship collected online!
If you have set up a team fundraising page you can still unlock our incentives but you need to raise the money per person in the team.
By Sunday 15 August
Win a Fun Walk T-shirt*
£100 could pay for a community nurse to visit a patient at night when no other services are available.
By Sunday 26 September
Win a limited-edition ‘Hospice Hero’ hat
£250 could provide telephone counselling to help 10 recently bereaved children manage their grief.
By Sunday 26 September
Win a St Christopher’s ‘Hospice Hero’ hoodie
£500 could keep a confused patient safe with a special alarmed mattress to alert nurses if they move.
Spread the word on social media
Let everybody know you’re a proud hospice hero! Simply choose your favourite image to save to your social media to recruit friends and family to walk with you or sponsor you.
What to wear
Look the part when you walk, with a Fun Walk t-shirt!
At just £10 for adult sizes and £5 for junior sizes, you can purchase an exclusive Fun Walk t-shirt with 100% of the profit going to St Christopher’s.
T-shirts are available to purchase on 23 and 24 August at St Christopher’s Orpington Site and 28 August, 2 and 3 September at St Christopher’s Sydenham Site.
T-shirts will be available to purchase at the event or on our specified collect days below:
St Christopher’s, Caritas House, Tregony Road, Orpington BR6 9XA
- Monday 23 August, 10am-3pm
- Wednesday 25 August, 3-7pm.
St Christopher’s, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London SE26 6DZ
- Saturday 28 August, 10.30am-4.30pm
- Thursday 2 September, 4pm-7.30pm
- Sunday 5 September, 10.30am-4pm.
“We’ve been working hard at Fun Walk HQ to make sure that you’ll have a safe day to remember. Supporting one another feels more important than ever and this event is a great way to show your support for our nurses, remember loved ones and raise money to support the care of people in our community facing the end of their lives”.Jo Mowbray, Senior Event Fundraiser
Funeral Costs Help
Gardens Opening by Court Lane Garden Group, Dulwich
Three attractive and interesting gardens, all backing on to Dulwich Park. Open for the Mark Evison Foundation with a 10% donation to St Christopher’s Hospice
Court Lane Garden Group, Dulwich SE21 7EA (three gardens)
- 1 Court Lane Gardens
- 118 Court Lane
- 142 Court Lane
- Parking in surrounding roads
- Refreshments at 142 Court Lane
- Plant sale at 142 Court Lane
- Supervised children free
1 Court Lane Gardens (first time opening)
A wildlife and naturalistic family garden designed by Chelsea medal winner Jane Brockbank and featured in the RHS “Design Outdoors” book. It includes a Spring-themed front garden and a rear garden with wildflower area, a natural swimming pool and a focus on native plants. It tries to reflect the style of English hedgerows and meadows, interspersed with designed beds and grasses. Visitors last year included over 20 species of birds, a dozen types of butterfly and regular summer evening pipistrelle bats. Not wheelchair accessible. The pool means that young children require careful supervision
118 Court Lane – Margaret Evison
Beautiful plantsman’s garden with many unusual and interesting plants. The front garden is white with evergreen leaf colour; at the back a terrace leads on to a lovely lawn with stunning wide herbaceous borders, through an arch to a shady “meditation” rose garden, and through another arch to a pond area teeming with wildlife, and a spectacular wild meadow given a Special Award by the London Gardens Society. Wheelchair access to terrace only. The pond means that young children require careful supervision.
142 Court Lane – Jeremy & Jackie Prescott
Half-acre country-style garden featuring old-fashioned roses, mixed borders, fruit trees, wildflower area and a vegetable garden, all on a circular theme. Blue-plaque former home of Anne Shelton, the wartime Forces’ Favourite. Wheelchair accessible. Plant sales (please bring your own bags) and home-made teas at 142 Court Lane.
Knowing what you want to achieve and how to achieve it can be tricky. In this video we explore how and why we set goals as well as breaking down the process so that you can achieve your aims. The document in the video is available here and is thanks to Dr Sally Boa.(more…) Watch video
Guidelines when using syringe pump community charts
Alternative video (no introduction):Watch video
Healthcare associated infection – how you can help reduce it
Infection control is everyone’s responsiblity. This leaflet aims to help patients and their visitors understand the importance of preventing infection. We have replied to the most commonly asked questions but if you have any other concerns or questions, please speak to your nurse. (more…)Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
HEE guidance: Learning disability
HEE guidance: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HEE, Skills for Care and the Department of Health and Social Care have decided to extend the deadline for tenders for trial and evaluation partners for the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training to 24 April at 18:00. This was communicated on 18 March, to those who had expressed an interest in bidding. The delay of one month extends the time existing bidders have left to submit from 7 to 26 working dayshttps://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/learning-disability
Help during your bereavement
Is it normal to feel this way?
When someone who is important to us dies it can feel unbearable, as though our whole world has changed. As unique individuals, our response to loss is also likely to be unique, and can be affected by the relationship we had with the person who died. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. (more…)Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
Helping someone to take their medication
Marie Curie’s advice on ‘Helping someone to take their medicine’https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/being-there/caring/medication
Cruse provide a helpline and other support for young people aged 12-18 following a bereavement.
How to complain or comment about our services
You can now make a complaint on our website using our feedback form. All feedback can be anonymous if you wish, although if you would like us to contact you to further discuss your comments then you will need to leave a way for us to contact you.
1 How to comment or complain about our services
Your comments help to improve our services.
We improve our services by listening to and learning from your comments and complaints. Please talk to any of our staff at any time. You can also put a note in the suggestions box at reception – you don’t have to give your name. (more…)Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
If something happens to you as a carer
If something happens to you as a carer
Information about oxygen
Information about PPE
Personal protective equipment (PPE), environmental decontamination, clinical waste and aerosol generating procedures.https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/infection-control/
Information for carers of our patients
This leaflet aims to answer questions that you may have about caring and St Christopher’s. We hope to answer your concerns by concentrating on the most commonly asked questions. If you have any more questions please ask your doctor or healthcare professional.Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
Information to support education for care homes
Infusion administration record checklist
Introduction to End of Life Care Course for Health and Social Care Assistants
Introduction to End of Life Care for Registered Nurses, Nursing Associates and Allied Health Professionals
Introduction to Qigong
Introduction to supporting people with living with and dying from dementia
Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service
Jurassic Coast Challenge (Ultra Challenge Series)
The Jurassic Coast Challenge has now been changed to the 22–23 May in order to comply with the new restrictions and safety regulations on large scale outdoor events.
You can now can take on the spectacular Jurassic Coast from a new start location in Corfe Castle, following a great route which loops down to Swanage then across to Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door, with ups & downs to the Weymouth halfway stop. For 100km challengers, it’s along the end of Chesil Beach to West Bay’s famous cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch) with a finish line celebration in vibrant Bridport.
You’ll get full support & hospitality – and with half, marathon, and quarter distance options available – there’s a Jurassic Coast Challenge for everyone, and a most welcome return to the trails!
Let us know if you are taking part.View event information
Just in case – medication for symptom control
King’s College Hospital Charity Bereavement Service
Lake District Challenge (Ultra Challenge Series)
New for 2021 – walk, jog or run the Lake District Challenge while raising funds for St Christopher’s. Test yourself on a fantastic Ultra Challenge – suitable for all experience levels – and you will get the best support and hospitality all the way.
Our Challenge Base Camp is in Kendal. From there it’s a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests, and nature reserves – with some stunning views along the way – before a huge welcome and celebration back at Base Camp after a momentous journey. Push yourself further – 100km full Challenge, with half and quarter options also available.View event information
Lantern Model webinar series
Leaflets for healthcare professionals
St Christopher’s has produced a range of information leaflets for patients and carers. Healthcare professionals and other organisations may use this material providing St Christopher’s is credited as author. Copyright remains with St Christopher’s Hospice. For further information regarding use of leaflet material, please contact the Communications Manager on tel: 020 8768 4585 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.stchristophers.org.uk/patients/leaflets
Learning Disability Service useful resources
A range of resources and printable materials from Oxford Health NHShttps://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/learning-disability-service/useful-stuff/
Lewisham Bereavement Counselling
Lewisham Carer Telephone Support Service
A telephone support service for Lewisham carers to assess your needs and help you in your caring role.
Are you caring for someone who has a terminal illness or is nearing the end of their life? St Christopher’s Hospice provides the Lewisham Carer Telephone Support Service for Lewisham residents. This telephone support service can assess your needs and help you in your caring role.Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
Live music events
Join us throughout the year for this celebration of music at St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham. Now in its 10th year, our live music events take place on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30pm.
Tickets include canapés and a glass of wine during the interval. Entry is free for all of our patients.
To hear about our 2021 concerts, sign up to receive our email updates.
You can also book by telephoning reception on 0208 768 4500 – money will be payable on the door.
If you cancel a reserved place please let us know as numbers are limited.
View event information
‘Such variety, every evening is a new adventure’
‘Thank you for these wonderful musical evenings’
‘A rare treat – great music, great wine, great food’
Living Well at Home
What is the Living Well at Home Team?
The Living Well at Home Team consists of therapists and volunteers working towards your goals with you in your own home. They can support you to try to improve your mobility, cope with breathlessness or fatigue, avoid falls, or enable you to better manage your activities of daily living.Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
London Landmarks Half Marathon
This event will celebrate the grand, quirky and hidden landmark moments of 2020 and 2021. While participants run past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks, the organisers will be shining a light on how we are coming together as a nation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The race starts by The Strand, finishes by Downing Street and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.View event information
London Loops Challenge
Time outdoors and regular exercise are always important, but even more so now. That’s why we’re promoting Ultra Challenge Series’ latest virtual challenge, so that you can do something fun while adhering to government guidance and looking after your physical and mental wellbeing.
From February 1 to February 28 you can take on the London Loops Challenge by walking, running, or jogging one or more of the available routes throughout the month.
Choose from four distances:
- Jubilee Greenway (60km)
- Capital Ring (124km)
- London Loop (242km)
- London Countryway (346km)
Check out each of the routes on the challenge virtual map – Virtual Map – Ultra ChallengesView event information
London Summer Walk
Ultra Challenge has rescheduled their annual Winter Walk to… the Summer!
The event will take place in the exact same route, distances and scenery as the Winter Walk but this time with t-shirts, shorts and (hopefully!) sunshine. Sign up as a team or individually and take to the Capital for a full or half marathon looped route starting and finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground. The routes take in highlights of the Thames and its historic bridges, and many of the Capital’s key landmarks – an active and fun day out in the City!
Covid confident: There is a Covid proven – secure format, with plenty of outdoors space and staggered timings.View event information
London To Brighton (Ultra Challenge Series)
Enjoy the 2021 May bank holiday with an adventure across the North Downs and wonderful Surrey and Sussex countryside to Turners Hill (the half way point for the full challenge distance). From here, the 100km route heads up and over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view.
Walk, jog or run the full 100km, and with half and quarter distance options there’s a challenge for everyone to support St Christopher’s.
Let us know if you are taking part.View event information
Please note that all exercises demonstrated and repetitions suggested are a guide. Please start with whatever you can do and build up gradually over time. Remember to rest as needed between repetitions and between exercises. If you feel dizzy or have chest pains when exercising stop immediately and seek medical help.Watch video
Management Course for StRs and SAS Doctors in Palliative Medicine
Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19
National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care guidance on supporting patients presenting acute disturbancehttps://napicu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NAPICU-Guidance_rev1-1.pdf
Four videos designed to give people advice about managing breathlessnesshttps://www.stchristophers.org.uk/videos/managing-breathlessness/
Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes
British Geriatrics Society have developed guidance to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residentshttps://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/covid-19-managing-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-care-homes
Managing your Breathlessness Booklet
Living with breathlessness can be very distressing. Breathlessness itself can lead to inefficient breathing patterns, reduced activity and fitness, as well as anxiety and panic.
Each of these effects can increase breathlessness, creating negative spirals of increasing breathlessness and distress.
This booklet will provide you with practical advice and techniques to help you manage your breathlessness.Download
Medicines A to Z
NHS A to Z list of medicineshttps://www.nhs.uk/medicines/
Meditation and Mindfulness sessions – watch again
Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis
Mental Capacity Assessmenthttps://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/mca
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Mindfulness Live Events
Stirling Moorey is a Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Stirling provides weekly mindfulness sessions. To be included in the notifications for these sessions, please email Stirling on Stirling.Moorey@slam.nhs.uk
Join our Spiritual Care team as they take you through a morning prayer. Please note that the next and final morning prayer will take place on Tuesday 22 September. Thank you to everyone who has join us for our morning prayers during the pandemic.
All our online sessions are free to join. If you are able to, please consider a small donation to our emergency appeal.View event information
Morphine and other opioids for pain
‘Opioids’ are a group of medicines used to treat and manage moderate to severe pain. The most widely-known opioid is morphine. Others include oxycodone, fentanyl and codeine. Opioids work well for many types of pain and are most commonly used after surgery and for cancer pain.Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
Motor Neurone Disease: The Annual Conference
Move My Way
We’ve launched Move My Way so that you can support St Christopher’s simply by walking, running or cycling in your own time and at your own pace. Using the fitness App, Strava, you can upload and track your activity and connect with other St Christopher’s supporters on the Move My Way Strava groups.
There is no registration fee and no required participation amount. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running 50 miles or walking 5; you’re part of Team St Christopher’s either way.
Move My Way is perfect for anyone simply looking to improve or maintain their fitness through walking, cycling or running. And, there’s good news if you’re a little on the competitive side: Strava has plenty of new challenges each month for you to take on!
Sign up using the form below to receive an invitation to join the Move My Way Strava groups.View event information
MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care
My Santa Run
Get in the festive spirit and support your local hospice this Christmas by taking on the My Santa Run Challenge. It’s easy to take part and free to register. All you need to do is run 5km any time between 1 and 31 December. You can complete the 5km in one go or you can spread it across several days and you can do it wherever suits you best, whether that’s the local park, on your street or somewhere else.
Three reasons why you should take on this challenge:
- Running is a great way to keep fit and it can boost your mental health and wellbeing
- Even though it’s been a tough year, it’s important to celebrate the festive season and this is a great way to do so
- St Christopher’s needs your support this Christmas. Whether you run 5km and raise £50 or run further and raise £500, you’ll be making an important difference.
- Sign up here and choose the option ‘I am running for a charity’ and you’ll be able to select St Christopher’s from the drop box.
- Set up your fundraising page to support St Christopher’s
- Share what you’re doing with your friends and family and shout about it on social media.
National 3 Peaks Challenge
Are you looking for the challenge of your lifetime? Grab your socks and walking boots to support our patients and nurses at St Christopher’s. Brace yourself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure as you take on the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, Ben Nevis (1,345m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m).
An early rise to take on Ben Nevis; tackle Scafell Pike at night; and finish your challenge on Wales’ infamous peak: Snowdon. The real challenge is reaching the summit of all three peaks in just 24 hours. Over the course of two days, you will trek around 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m.
This event is organised by Charity Challenge.
You can book on the following 2021 dates:
- 4 June – 6 June 2021
- 9 July – 11 July 2021
- 6 August – 8 August 2021
- 17 September – 19 September 2021
- 1 October – 3 October 2021
NHS Advance Care Planning
This guide is for people who are approaching the end of their life. Some parts of it may also be useful for people who are caring for someone who is dying, or people who want to plan in advance for their own end of life care.https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/end-of-life-care/?tabname=planning-ahead
NHS England: Infection control
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Environmental decontamination, Clinical waste & Aerosol generating procedureshttps://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/infection-control/
No Recourse to Public Funds Toolkit webinar
Non-Medical Prescribers – Community of Practice
Open Garden at 52 Goodhart Way, West Wickham
- Parking in surrounding roads
- No dogs except guide dogs
- Supervised children free
This charming suburban garden is open from Monday 17 May until September by arrangement directly with the garden owners Viv and Stan who are delighted to welcome you for a tour of their stunning garden at an agreed time.
This attractive garden is full of colour, shape and interest. A real plant-filled oasis, this previous winner of the “Bromley in Bloom” Premier Back Garden award has a large variety of flowering and foliage plants which continue the colour into late autumn.
A small patio leads to the lawn which is surrounded by mixed borders of perennials, roses and shrubs with many climbing plants against trellised fences. The main garden has an informal pond area with steps to a courtyard garden with a beautiful rose-covered arch, box edged central beds and borders crammed with more perennials, shrubs, climbing roses and clematis.
Please note: Access to the garden is via the garage so please ensure you bring a face covering for use until you are in the garden area.
Refreshments will be served by arrangement for an additional donation.
If you would like to book a visit, please liaise directly with the garden owner Viv Roach:
Telephone: 020 8776 1141 or mobile: 07986 861656
Open Gardens at 103 and 105 Dulwich Village
- Parking in surrounding roads
- Refreshments available
- Plant sale
- Supervised children free
- No dogs (except guide dogs)
Two stunning gardens in neighbouring Georgian houses stretching back to Dulwich Park. These spectacular gardens are both beautifully planted with an abundance of colour and interest. There’s so much to see in both gardens – a formal lily pond, waterfall and an ancient mulberry tree – a haven for wildlife and a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
103 Dulwich Village
Beautiful garden featuring plants and shrubs, some very unusual, chosen for colour and shape throughout the year.
The wall is decked with varied climbers behind a long, mixed border containing a wide range of herbaceous plants, leading to a spacious child/picnic-friendly lawn. Steps will take you up to a formal lily pond teeming with fish, newts, frogs, dragonflies and other wildlife. The pond is surrounded by a paved area and flower beds filled with roses and other colourful plants. there is a Victorian-style greenhouse with vegetable and a soft fruit area beyond. Enjoy teas on the lawn accompanied by a wind band performance.
Access to 105 next door through the gate.
105 Dulwich Village
A very pretty flower-lover’s garden with blue and white planting round a formal goldfish pond.
Filled with glorious colours to attract bees and butterflies, there are loads of old-fashioned roses, fine delphiniums, many unusual perennials and planters full of jolly annuals. Showstopper is the ancient mulberry tree and waterfall into the pond with newts and other wildlife including leeches (please note, children will need to be supervised in this area). There are also several attractive greenhouses to explore (early 20th Century).
Extensive plant sales from both gardens. Please bring your own bags.
- Rail: North Dulwich or West Dulwich then 10-15 mins walk
- Tube: Brixton then P4 bus, alight at Dulwich Picture Gallery stop
- Street parking
- Combined entry £8, children free. Sorry no dogs. No disabled access in either garden.
These are both large gardens with plenty of space but please do adhere to any signage or one way systems that may be in place around the garden to enable adequate social distancing.
Palliative And End Of Life Care Foundations
Palliative and End of Life Care Symptom Management
Preparing for a funeral
A funeral is a significant event. It may not be easy to think about, whether your own or that of a relative; for example how best to commemorate a life, what to include or leave out. However, planning a funeral can be helpful for those who are approaching the end of life and is one way of ensuring that their wishes are respected. (more…)Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
Remember that skin awareness is key to early prevention.
What is a pressure ulcer?
A pressure ulcer is damage that occurs on the surface and underlying tissues of the skin due to the lack of blood and oxygen supply. You may have known them as pressure sores or bedsores, but they are now called pressure ulcers.(more…) Read leaflet online | Download leaflet (PDF)
PRN As required – SC Injection chart
Putting on PPE – visual support
YouTube video – Infection prevention control guidance to staff – Donning and DoffingWatch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEnuKKY04Bc&feature=youtu.be
QELCA© Trainers CPD Series
Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA)©
Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) Train the Trainer Programme
Re-use of medicines in care homes webinar
Important information: Both the Webinar and Q&A session were presented on 1 June 2021 by Lelly Oboh and Bethan Warner. All content was accurate at the time.
DownloadsRe-use of medicines in care homes webinar presentation (PPT converted to PDF)
Re-use of medicines in care homes webinar Q&A (PDF)
The webinar is presented by Bethan Warner, Integrated Care Pharmacist – Care Homes and Lelly Oboh Consultant Pharmacist, Care of Older People Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Bethan Warner Integrated Care Pharmacist
Bethan Warner is Care Home Pharmacy team lead pharmacist for Integrated Care, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
The team work with nursing homes in Lambeth and Southwark, delivering person-centred medicines reviews for the residents and providing “Care Home centred care” to support the care homes with their medicines processes.
Lelly Oboh Consultant Pharmacist
Lelly Oboh is a Consultant Pharmacist (care of older people) with considerable experience working within general practice, care homes and integrated care teams in the community to optimise medicines use .
Her leadership role involves championing innovative pharmacy service developments, showcasing and driving uptake at local and national levels.
Her areas of interest include patient centred care, deprescribing, frailty, care co-ordination, transfer of care, medicines use in care homes and social care settings.Watch video
Regular and Single Stat Dose – SC and IM – Injections Chart
A short guided relaxation exercise.
Please note that all exercises demonstrated and repetitions suggested are a guide. Please start with whatever you can do and build up gradually over time. Remember to rest as needed between repetitions and between exercises. If you feel dizzy or have chest pains when exercising stop immediately and seek medical help.(more…) Watch video
Remembering with St Christopher’s
We know how important it is to remember those we love who are no longer with us. That’s why, in December every year, we organise our Remembering with St Christopher’s event. This is an opportunity to dedicate a light in the name of someone you love.
If you missed the event you can watch it again via Facebook and YouTube
Remembering friends and family during the pandemic has been especially challenging. Given that we can’t all gather in the same place due to social distancing, it’s more important than ever that we find alternative ways to come together to remember.
That is why this year, we invite you to take time out to remember loved ones and watch our Remembering with St Christopher’s event online. This free event was led by our Spiritual Care Lead and includes musical performances from London Mozart Players, singers from popular West End show, Blood Brothers and readings by St Christopher’s staff.
Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead, says: “Bereavement doesn’t end; it’s lived with, and we stay bereaved. Making personal and shared times to remember someone who has died, recognises the ongoing ties that we still have with that person. Our service of remembrance aims to bring comfort and a sense of shared support in your grief, despite all our very different experiences. Whether you lost someone unexpectedly to the COVID-19 virus, or you weren’t able to attend the funeral of someone you loved, this event is an opportunity to mark the loss, as part of the community”.
All dedication names will be displayed on our website until 6 January.
Resilience webinar for those in South East London
Rising to the Challenge in Nursing webinar series
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
Starting and finishing in the stunning Hyde Park, the Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the most exciting distance runs on offer in London. Over 16,000 runners take part in the 13.1 mile route, showcasing the iconic sights of London through four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, and Green Park) and past some of the capital’s most historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Albert Hall. Although undulating in parts, the course is not hilly and is great for either experienced or first time half marathon runners.
We have no charity places remaining. If you are lucky enough to secure your own place, we would love you to run for Team St Christopher’s. There is no registration fee and we ask you to raise as much as you can. You will receive a full support with your fundraising.View event information
For anyone at anytime for any reason116 123 (24 hour support line)