Patient & Family Support
The Patient and Family Support Service is provided by qualified counsellors and a team of trained bereavement support workers.
Aims of the Service
The Patient and Family Support Service offers one to one emotional support and practical advice to patients, families and friends. We aim to give a safe, confidential space to share thoughts, feelings and allow clients to speak freely.
What You Can Expect
You will be offered six sessions initially, if more or less are needed this will be agreed by you and the team member. We may not have answers to all of the challenges that you face, however we do have a good knowledge and understanding of the effects of illness and grief and therefore are able to take the time to explore ways to support you.
Meet the Team
Joy Elliot - Lead Counsellor
Joy leads the team at ACCORD co-ordinating the referrals and manages all aspect of the support service. As a qualified counsellor Joy works from a ‘Humanistic theoretical framework’. She has a number of years’ experience working within Palliative care, which has helped to inform and develop the service. Prior to working at ACCORD she gained valuable experience working in a general counselling service bringing this rounded view to her work at ACCORD.
Mhairi Taylor - Counsellor
Mhairi is a qualified counsellor working from a ‘Person Centred theoretical framework’. Having worked in Palliative care prior to coming to ACCORD Mhairi has brought her knowledge and understanding of the challenges that families face. She was also instrumental in setting up an online support service in her pervious role for young people, and has a good insight and perspective of online support.
Hours and Availability
- Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
Clients can be seen at ACCORD Hospice or Gleniffer Outreach.
How to get in Contact
- Patient and Family Support Services – 0141 581 2014
- Next Bereavement Group – please contact 0141 581 2014 for more information.
- Service of Remembering – Sunday 3rd Sept 2017 in Paisley Town Hall. To attend please;
- email SOR@accord.org.uk, or
- contact our Medical Secretaries on 0141 581 2026
This years Service of Remembering was held on Sunday 4th Sept 2016
- Download the programme here
To download the information posters on our Apples Support Groups click here