What is the Wellbeing Hub?

The Wellbeing Hub has been developed to empower Hillingdon residents’ and improve overall feelings of wellbeing. It has been launched to coincide with this year’s Hospice Care Week and World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. 

The Wellbeing Hub has been developed in partnership between Harlington Hospice and MyWishes.

Supporting people living in Hillingdon

Harlington Hospice is excited to announce a partnership with MyWishes to launch the Digital Wellbeing Hub, during this year’s Hospice Care Week.

This innovative offering provides a unique platform that seeks to empower and improve the overall wellbeing of people living in and around Hillingdon.

How it works

The new ‘Wellbeing Hub’ is now available for all Hillingdon residents; it hosts newly created content to better engage with the local community. By integrating modern, hospice wellbeing content alongside more generalised wellbeing content it is hoped that a symbiotic bridge between the two areas will be created. It is also hoped that by providing the general public with engaging hospice wellbeing content prior to the need for receiving care, the transition to hospice care will be easier and less daunting in the future.

Reimagining Hospice Wellbeing Services

Two examples newly created content is shown below. They are examples of reimagining and modernising ‘The Whirlpool of Grief theory’ created by Dr Wilson is visualised within an animation. The ‘on-demand’ Trupudio class uses engaging and synchronised visuals to help energise and engage the participant.

Whirlpool of Grief (reimagined using animation)

Whirlpool of Grief (development process)

Initial sketch and animation by Tom at MyWishes. Voiceover by Paula from Harlington Hospice

Trupdio class (reimagined using video and animation)

Trupudio class (development process)

Initial sketch and animation by Tom at MyWishes. Voiceover by Paula from Harlington Hospice.

Reimagining Wellbeing Services

The wellbeing hub stands as a pioneering initiative that empowers people to enhance their wellbeing in a holistic way with their own unique wellbeing journeys. To enable this, the platform allows for users to set personal goals and accomplish tasks that align with their individual wellbeing aspirations. 

The Purpose

The core aim of this project is not only to attract new people to the wellbeing hub but also to reach those who may be unaware of the extensive services offered by Harlington Hospice. It is important to note that the wellbeing hub is not exclusively focused on Harlington Hospice’s services, but rather it serves as a public facing community service and resource. The platform also efficiently signposts residents to a number of other local organisations that can support residents with their wellbeing. 

Reimagining Wellbeing Services

Accessibility and user-friendliness were key focus areas when developing the hub and accessing the site is very straightforward and only takes users a few minutes to register. When registering, a Hillingdon postcode needs to be added in order to access Hillingdon specific content. The resident then needs to select the ‘My Wellbeing’ tab from the menu on the left hand side, which brings them to the wellbeing hub and its resources. 

Editors and residents interested in working with us

For individuals interested in taking part in the user testing of the Digital Wellbeing Hub, please contact Cath Cole at ccole@harlingtonhospice.org.  

For media enquiries or to organise an interview please contact Maya Tsering Bhalla, Marketing & Communications Manager at Harlington Hospice: mtbhalla@harlingtonhospice.org.  Mobile: 07535 648 952 

The press release (word document) and relevant images can be viewed, accessed and downloaded by clicking here. A Google doc version of the press release can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

Wellbeing Hub – academic poster

We published a poster whilst the Wellbeing Hub was being still built.  The poster helped share the story behind the project and it’s mission. It also gave us an opportunity to provide a sneak peak of the content created and the features we had started to develop. The poster was displayed at the 12th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Rotterdam. The Congress is organised by the European Association of Palliative Care.

To view the poster click on the image displayed on the lefthand side. It will then be expanded into a larger version

To review and reference this poster using Research Gate click here


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Palliative Care Department
Mount Vernon Hospital, Gate 3
Northwood HA6 2RN
United Kingdom

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