Living with and beyond cancer
The impact of cancer often doesn’t end when treatment does. Everyone should be supported to live as well as possible beyond their diagnosis. The Trust works with a number of local partners to promote health and wellbeing after a cancer diagnosis.
A free six-week course is being held by Macmillan in partnership with the Trust and Care Plus Group.
Helping Overcome Problems Effectively (HOPE) it is a self-management course available to anyone living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.
The HOPE course is a wonderful opportunity to meet and make new friendships with other cancer survivors and together find new ways to help take more control of the stress and emotional difficulties of getting back to a new and meaningful life again.
The course is designed to look at ways to help people manage the day-to-day impact of living with a cancer diagnosis. It will cover subjects such as managing symptoms better, dealing with emotions, coping with fatigue and it will provide tips on how to communicate with doctors, health workers, family and friends.
It aims to:
- Enable people to share their experiences with others
- Help people recognise their strengths and become more positive
- Help people feel more confident in dealing with their feelings
- Increase people’s ability to deal with stressful situations
- Teach some simple relaxation techniques
- Show people how to make plans and achieve goals that can help make changes for the better
“I’ve learnt so much from this course to help me in my day-to-day life” – Patient
Anyone wanting further information about the course, or to book a place, should call the Macmillan Information Centre in Scunthorpe or the Macmillan Living With and Beyond Cancer team in Grimsby.
Relaxation for health and Wellbeing
There is no right or wrong way for you to feel when you are facing cancer. If you are finding it difficult to cope, please speak to your specialist nurse or contact the Macmillan Information Centre.
The department of psychological medicine have produced some relaxation resources that are free to use, please click below to listen to a guided imagery recording and see the accompanying leaflet for more information.
Health and Wellbeing Services
For support to improve your health and well-being including about smoking cessation and healthy eating contact the relevant services below: