Wellbeing and therapy services

At Sobell House, we have a range of services on offer to look after people’s physical and mental wellbeing.


Our physiotherapists work with patients to restore or improve their movement, strength, and range of motion, helping them live life to the fullest. Patients are offered a tailored exercise and rehabilitation programme which is reviewed on a regular basis. We can work with you face-to-face at home and in the hospice, or through video consultation.

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists help to maintain your independence in day-to-day tasks and activities that mean the most to you. We visit patients in a range of settings, including their homes, at Sobell House, or in hospital. Our team also support discharge planning for patients to return home safely, and can arrange for specialist equipment to be put in place.

Music and art therapy

Our music and art therapists work with patients to help them uncover and express important feelings that may feel ‘beyond words’.

Creating art and talking with the art therapist can help patients consider any aspect of their life, both past and present. Sometimes simply creating art and using the materials on offer can be helpful and relaxing. You do not need to be artistic to find art therapy beneficial.

Music plays an important part in our everyday lives and is a powerful link to memories and emotions that might be difficult to put into words. As an evidence-based practice, music therapy can provide a highly effective approach towards the treatment of anxiety and depression. To benefit from music therapy patients do not have to be musical. By working with our therapist, you can explore a number of approaches to suit you, such as songwriting which might help to share important information or create lifelong legacies.

For more information, please visit the Oxford University Hospitals palliative care hub.