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Healthy Eating Programme

Meredy Birdi, The Cancer Dietitian, will be returning to Paul’s in September, to deliver a series of six workshops for people wanting to improve their diet and health after cancer treatments. Meredy will be joined by Marcelle Dubruel, a health coach who will be encouraging you to set and achieve your healthy eating goals in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. There are just 20 places, so register your interest early if you would like a place.

Dates and times will be confirmed in mid-June.

For more information about Meredy visit: https://www.thecancerdietitian.com

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.

The next course will run from 5pm to 7.45pm on Thursdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August, and 5 September 2019. Please contact us to register your interest.

Move, Dance, Feel

During 2019, 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 Thursday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June, 4th July.

Sessions are free to attend but please call us on 020 7924 3924 to register your place.

 

Photography and living with secondary cancer

This six session course starting on Friday June 14 will be led by specialist cancer counsellor, Jessica Mitchell and Fine Art Photographer Diogo Duarte.

In each session you will learn different aspects of using a manual DSLR camera and you will have time to reflect on and talk about the pictures you have taken and their meaning to you in a therapeutic space. For more information and to register for a place please contact Angela our Wellbeing Officer on 020 7924 3924