We provide individual care and total support wherever it is needed; at home, over the phone with our 24/7 advice line, and at the hospice.
We also help adults in north Essex to cope with grief following the death of a loved one, regardless of where or how they died.
We reach out to members of our community, helping them make their own choices and live with dignity. By focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, we aim to bring comfort and relief to all those who need it, offering the people of north east Essex individual care and total support, regardless of their diagnosis or personal circumstances.
We rely heavily on the help and generosity of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be here.
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Every year we care for more than 3,900 local people facing incurable illness and bereavement.
With your support, more local people can live and die well with compassion, dignity and choice.
Over 4,170 local people facing dying, death and bereavement supported every year
47,421 calls to our SinglePoint 24/7 advice line in the last year from people seeking our help
Naomi and Georgina met in a nightclub and hit it off straight away, falling in love and announcing their engagement a year later. Then a month before their planned wedding, Naomi was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer, and then the country went into lockdown.View more
Discovering that hospice support happens in people’s homes, came as a surprise to Ricky and Anne Aldons. Now they have experienced it themselves, they want to share with their community how St Helena Hospice “puts their arms around your shoulders”.View more
A new monthly Compassionate Walk around Highwoods Country Park, Colchester, is giving the community an opportunity to enjoy exercise and socialise in a safe space.View more
On International Nurses' Day, some of our nurses, clinical support workers and healthcare assistants tell us what they love about being there for our patients and families.View more
More than 500 people enjoyed a stroll in the sunshine along the seafront on Sunday 8th May as they walked between Clacton and Walton Piers to raise money for St Helena Hospice.View more
Tom is being supported by St Helena Hospice through counselling and by our hospice in the home team. With his family, Tom has had frank conversations about the future and the importance of being in a good place to die.View more
On Sunday 8th May hundreds of walkers will be heading to the seafront to take on St Helena Hospice’s popular Pier to Pier walk – the charity’s first mass participation fundraising event since 2019.View more
St Helena Hospice and St Elizabeth Hospice have announced a new learning and development partnership through the launch of their joint programme, Hospice Education.View more
St Helena Hospice is growing its Hospice in the Home services in the Tendring district, with 1,890 patients and families facing incurable illness and bereavement being cared for last year (April 2020 to March 2021)View more
Josephine Gunnee made sure she grasped every opportunity, and being diagnosed with a rare cancer didn’t stop her from going out with friends and spending time with her familyView more
Christmas ended abruptly for Hazel Forster last year when her husband of 46 years was rushed to hospital after collapsing with a suspected stroke on Christmas Day.View more
When Sally Brunton’s community clinical nurse specialist (CNS) suggested she may benefit from relaxing Reiki sessions with our complementary therapists, Sally went along so it would give her husband Andy some respite.View more
After watching his 24 year old big brother Robin go from being fit and healthy to living with a rare cancer in less than a year, Toby and his family could now make every memory matter.View more
When Neil became ill, he was philosophical about it, recording his decisions about his care and end of life choices, and discussing the future with his husband. Pete shares their story.View more
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