Stress is natural response for both patients and those around them when faced with the diagnosis of life-limiting illness. If stress gets overwhelming, this can have serious negative effects. Our holistic approach to hospice care means that at the Rowans we go beyond just treating the physical diagnosis of a patient. We also care for the patient, their carer and their family’s emotional, spiritual and psychological suffering. We offer support, advice and services from diagnosis; endeavouring to be alongside patients, carers and their family every step of the way. This approach is clearly evident through the services offered at Rowans Living Well Centre. From well-being, social and skills groups to creative and complementary therapies, the centre provides a haven for people affected by life limiting and progressive illness and those who support them. The nurses, staff and volunteers that run the centre all focus on helping people to live well. Key to this is relieving the stress during a very stressful time. Here Registered General Nurse Helen Slater, local artist and Arts & Crafts Group volunteer Nicki Turner and Irene Shenton, who attends the Living Well Centre, share their experiences of the centre.