When you need to talk, our friendly team are here to listen.

Counselling and emotional support

We shape your care around what you need. Many people simply want someone to talk to who understands them, others may want more in-depth psychological support. Whatever your needs our expert team of counsellors and social workers will support and guide you in a way that suits you. They will help you to process what's happening and offer you the emotional tools and support you need.

Many people find it helpful to talk through their worries with our counsellors. Your counsellor will help work out the best way to support you in a safe and confidential setting.

Spiritual support

We welcome people of all faiths and beliefs at Martlets. If you need 'an ear to listen', spiritual advice, religious guidance or wish to explore what is meaningful to you our chaplain can meet with you. If you’d like to see your own faith leader while you’re staying at the hospice, we’re happy to arrange this too.

The Sanctuary

You’re welcome to visit our community Sanctuary room at any time. It’s a peaceful space where you can sit, think, meditate, pray and 'be'. You’ll find a collection of holy books and inspiring readings, a space to write prayers and to light a candle. There’s a children’s reading corner with toys and teddy bears.

Every Wednesday afternoon we hold a group reflection time in the sanctuary which anyone can join.

The Sanctuary is used for services, weddings, and blessings, including a monthly Sunday Service.

Bereavement Support

Martlets also offer bereavement support for your family and friends, please click here to find out more.

How to access these services

If you're already being cared for by Martlets - at home or in the Hospice - please speak to a Martlets nurse or your Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Who can use this service?

All of our services are free to people in Brighton & Hove, the Deans or the Havens. Please see the below map for our service area.

We care for people living with cancer, heart conditions or neurological illnesses such as motor neurone disease. If you're unsure if you're eligible, please call us on 01273 273400