What we offer

What we offer

We’re here to help you live well, however that looks for you

Here at St Christopher’s we want to assure you that you’re not alone.
We will do all we can to support you with what matters to you. We’re here to help you live well, however that looks for you.

Key information

Welcome to St Christopher’s

To welcome you to St Christopher’s we’ve created a booklet which we hope serves as a useful introduction to the services we can offer you and your loved ones.

Planning ahead

Our Planning Ahead booklet has useful contents pages to allow you to dip in to the parts that are most helpful to you when you need them.

Managing breathlessness

Our Managing Breathlessness booklet will provide you with practical advice and techniques to help you manage your breathlessness.

Understanding your medicines

This booklet aims to answer questions and provide information on medicines.

Our specialist palliative care services:

Ward welcome pack

Staying on the wards

Information about our Inpatient Unit at Sydenham

Support at home

Supporting you at home

Most people with a life limiting illness want to stay living in their own homes and our community palliative care services are here to help you do that

Visiting for your appointment

Visiting for appointments

Helpful information about visiting for your outpatient appointment

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapy and Wellbeing Services

We have a dedicated Wellbeing and Complementary Therapy Team at St Christopher’s that offer a range of services at both our Sydenham and Caritas site in Orpington.

Candles Remembering

Psychological and spiritual care

The Psychological and Spiritual Care team offer space for compassionate, contemplative care and reflection, through therapeutic, psychological, emotional, religious, pastoral and spiritual support.



Rehabilitation is offered by the Allied Health Professions Team (AHPs)

Support with worries or concerns

Social work and welfare

Palliative care social workers that work with you

Our bereavement services:

Bereavement services

St Christopher’s Bereavement Service

Our adult bereavement service supports anyone whose relative or friend was cared for by St Christopher’s

Bereavement Help Point

Bereavement Help Points

Bereavement Help Points provide an opportunity to connect with others who are bereaved and are run by trained volunteers with experience of supporting people through bereavement

Candle child bereavement service

St Christopher’s Children and Young People’s Bereavement Service (Candle)

St Christopher’s Children and Young People's Bereavement Service (Candle) offers support for children and young people and provides specialist training and advice for schools, parents and professional carers supporting young people facing bereavement

Bromley Bereavement Service

Bromley Bereavement Service

Community bereavement service offering free telephone and face-to-face support

Bereavement Buddy

Lewisham Bereavement Support

Providing information and confidential, one-to-one Bereavement Support to bereaved people over the age of 18 living in the Lewisham Borough

You might also be interested in:

Community Action Healthy Walks

Community action

Community-powered change

Compassionate Neighbours


Compassionate Neighbours

Compassionate Chats

Community support hub

Our Community Support Hub offers free-to-access groups and initiatives that support people to talk about their feelings, share experiences and gain support from our community

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