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Hospice charity launches new podcast offering support for those facing life-limiting illness or grief

By Sam Pither [email protected]

Published: April 10, 2024 | Updated: 10th April 2024

Forest Holme Hospice Charity, based in Poole, has launched a new 21-part podcast.

The podcast is aiming to provide valuable insights, advice and resources for those living with a life-limiting illness or experiencing the complex journey of grief.

Hosted by Forest Holme Hospice Charity’s CEO, Hannah O’ Hare, ‘Life & Loss’ brings together individuals of different ages and backgrounds with unique first-hand experiences, alongside healthcare professionals, to share their stories, knowledge, information and strategies for coping with the many challenges associated with life-limiting illnesses and grief.

Speaking on the launch of the podcast, Hannah said: “I’ve interviewed some incredible people who have shared their personal experiences of life limiting illness, death and grief. It’s been emotional, eye opening, heartwarming and everything in between.

“To ensure that you don’t miss an episode, subscribe to the Forest Holme Hospice Charity YouTube channel.”

Life & Loss will release episodes on a weekly basis, with the first featuring a discussion with Dr Amy Pharaoh on ‘What Does Dying Look Like?’ and Mark Hayward’s personal account of ‘Living With a Brain Tumour’.

Future episodes are expected to features topics such as ‘The Importance of End of Life Care Planning’, ‘Finding Purpose Through Loss’ and ‘Mindfulness as a Tool for Grieving’. As well as Martin Edwards, CEO at Julia’s House, discussing the emotive topic of ‘Grieving with the Loss of a Child’.

The podcasts will be available on Forest Holme Hospice Charity’s YouTube channel and website and will also be shared across all its social media platforms.

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