Finding it tough after treatment finishes?
Going through cancer might have made you feel out of control of your life. You may still be experiencing physical and emotional changes. It can take time to readjust and those around you might not understand how you are feeling.
We know that it can take time and our support continues well beyond the end of your treatment. We are here to help you adjust to life after cancer.
HOPE is a course developed by Macmillan Cancer Support and Coventry University to support you after cancer treatment. It can help you rediscover your strengths and overcome the emotional and practical challenges of life after cancer. You can also share your experiences and get support from other people going through the same thing. You don’t have to face it alone. Each is run by a health and social care professional and a volunteer trained to support you to feel more like yourself again.
HOPE can help you:
- regain your confidence so you feel more like yourself
- use relaxation techniques for your mind and body
- cope with anger, anxiety, depression and uncertainty handle stressful situations
- plan for the future
- use your potential to make the most of your life
We run the course over two Saturday’s on several occasions during the year. Please get in touch to find out when the next course is taking place.
Lifestyle and healthy eating
It is at this time you might want to consider how you can live as actively and healthily as you can. The benefits of doing so can make you feel back in control and stronger both physically and emotionally. We can help you achieve manageable goals which suit your lifestyle and can put you in touch with the right people to talk to about making the changes.
Many people with cancer look to make changes to how they eat. There is a lot of inaccurate and unhelpful information available but we can help find an approach which is right for you. Our resources include recipe books and cancer-specific nutritional information.
Regular physical activity can make you feel better in many ways, whether you are used to exercise or not. Physical activity can vary from walking and gardening to fitness classes at the gym. There are many benefits for your physical and emotional wellbeing, and we can help you find what suits you.
We have exercise DVDs, free weekly exercise classes and we can refer you to a variety of groups and classes.