The Health and Wellbeing events have been set up to enable you to meet professionals who will aide your recovery and develop an individually tailored programme of care that can be designed around your specific needs.
You can find out the dates and locations of the events by viewing our SaTH Calendar or view our flyer.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, please attend one of our Health & Wellbeing events. The event will:-
- Introduce you to the services that you may or may not need to access following your diagnosis
- Introduce you to the services that you may or may not need to access during your pathway
- Give you the opportunity to hear from the service leads
- Allow you the opportunity to take away any relevant information of your choice
- Give you the opportunity to meet some of our Clinical Nurse Specialists and ask questions or discuss any concerns
Speakers include: Macmillan Information & Support Centre Manager, Macmillan Welfare Rights & Benefits service, Macmillan Integrated Therapies team member, Chemotherapy advisor, Radiotherapy Manager, Macmillan Exercise Advisor, Research & Trials Sister, Counsellor, Lead Cancer Nurse and Hamar Help & Support Centre Manager
You will also have the opportunity to meet other patients who may be in a similar position to you thereby encouraging a sense of support. Your Key Worker/Clinical Nurse Specialist will also be able to advise you of other support groups that you may also be able to access.
For further information please feel free to call Jessica Greenwood, Lead Cancer Nurse, on 01743 261000 ext 3449.
Note: The Dinwoodie Theatre can be found at the Shropshire Education and Conference Centre (SECC) which is located within the grounds of The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH).
The Lecture Theatre at The Princess Hospital (PRH) is located within the hospital in the Education Centre which is on the first floor.
The Get Active, Feel Good programme helps support people living with and beyond cancer in Shropshire in becoming more active.
Being active during and after cancer treatment has many benefits including
- Reduce fatigue (tiredness)
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Help manage weight
- Improve muscle strength
- Maintain cardiovascular fitness
- Help bone strength
- Plus many more
The get active, feel good programme can support you in starting regular, sustainable physical activity. Our Get active, feel good advisor is an exercise specialist trained in working with people living with and beyond cancer, who will help you with safe and effective ways of being active that meet you own individual needs and lifestyle. The programme provides on-going support to help keep you as active and help you to build your physical activity in a way that suits you.
If you are unsure about how to start or build up your physical activity levels and would like some advice then please contact the Get Active, Good advisor, Kim Davies on the details below to arrange a free consultation.
Chemotherapy Online patient forums
Forums are an online support group which give information about chemotherapy, being treated and side effects. The benefits of using online forums is to talk to other people in a similar situation and share experiences. It is important to remember that your experience may differ completely to another patient who is on the same treatment.
For more information you can visit the Macmillan Forum or the Cancer Research Forum.
Macmillan Chemotherapy blogs
This is a good way to look at other patient’s experiences and their journey. It also gives you the opportunity to share your journey with other patients.
For more information please visit the Macmillan Blogs Pages.
Look Good, Feel better is a cancer support charity that helps women manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment (including free beauty products). Contact the Hamar centre on 01743 261035 for more information or visit the Look Good Feel Better Website.
Odyssey was created to help people with cancer regain their confidence and enjoyment of life. Creating a magical adventure through a unique blend of the unexpected, a variety of challenges and a lot of fun. And its free! For more information please visit the Odyssey Website.