Time to Think  is a six session programme which runs fortnightly over three months at Overgate Hospice. It offers a holistic approach to individual needs, focusing on person-centred care and support for people with dementia. Time to Think provides a friendly, safe environment where people with dementia can attend with their carers and gain access to advice, information and support from a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Our aim is to improve self-esteem, encourage self expression, reduce social isolation and help lessen anxiety.

​You may wish to discuss a referral with your GP,community nurse or any other health or social professional.
Aternatively,please ring our Day Hospice for further information.

Drop-In FAQs

What services/support is available at Drop-In

* Access to a specialist multi-professional team including nurses, social workers, physiotherapist, counsellors and chaplain. *A chance to talk about what’s going on for you, an opportunity to ask questions or time for quiet reflection. *Advice, support, information (whether practical, medical, social or emotional). *Complementary therapies are available including aromatherapy, reiki and reflexology. *Opportunity to talk with others living with a life-limiting illness. *Games, crafts, a chance to relax in a safe space.

What should I expect on my first visit to Drop-In?

*Your first session is an informal chance for you and your carer to decide if drop-in is for you. *You will be warmly welcomed by staff and free to ask any questions you feel are helpful. Stay and be as involved (or not!) as you want. Later staff can discuss your needs and develop an action plan with you. You will be asked if you are happy to give consent for sharing information electronically with health professionals. *Light refreshments - tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

Who can attend Drop-In?

Patients and their carers who are affected by any life-limiting illnesses e.g. Cancer, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Heart Failure, Parkinson's.