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 3,900 local people facing dying, death and bereavement supported every year
45,670 calls to our SinglePoint 24/7 advice line in the last year from people seeking our help
St Helena Hospice has launched its new mascot, an elephant named Saunders, named after Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement.View more
St Helena Hospice is supporting more than 40 young people to gain work experience and develop a career path by employing them through the government’s Kickstart scheme – and six of them have now been offered jobs within the organisation.View more
The St Helena Hospice shop in Culver Street, Colchester will be offering customers a New Look voucher when they donate a bag of pre-loved clothingView 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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