Macmillan HOPE course
H.O.P.E stands for Help Overcoming Problems Effectively. It is a programme developed by Macmillan that helps people who have had cancer to get on with their lives. The course is free to attend and runs for 6 weeks for 3 hours each session at our Centre in Battersea. The course concentrates on focusing and rediscovering your inner strengths and resilience to help you cope emotionally, psychologically and practically. There are between 6 to 10 people on each course and time is spent in facilitated discussions, group activities, information sharing and ideas for you to try between each session.
It aims to help you to achieve some of the following positive outcomes:
- Feel more confident in dealing with emotional issues such as anxiety, anger, depression and uncertainty
- Increase your ability to handle stressful situations
- Discover how to use relaxation techniques to refresh your mind and body
- Use the skills from the course to improve and self-manage your life after cancer treatment
The HOPE courses run twice a year. We also run a shorter course for family members and carers of those affected by cancer. Please contact us for dates and to register your interest.
Mindfulness course (8 weeks)
Move, Dance, Feel
During 2018-19 we will be offering three 10-week dance programmes, for women affected by cancer here at Paul’s Cancer Support Centre. The sessions will take place on Thursday mornings from 10.30am – 12.30pm followed by tea and social time.
The current programme dates are 27 September, 4, 11, 18, 25 October, 1, 8, 15, 22,29 November
Sessions are free to attend but please call us on 020 7924 3924 to register your place.
Healthy Eating Workshop
Our next workshop will be on Healthy Eating after cancer and will be held on October 23. For more details click here.