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Sharing experiences with other people who have been in a similar situation can really help make cancer feel less lonely.
Facebook Support Group
Having a safe space to talk, share and ask questions is important. Our newly formed Facebook support group is a safe place for you to do this. To join the group follow this link.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Our Prostate Cancer Support Group holds monthly meetings to support anyone affected by prostate cancer, including patients, family and friends. The meetings provide an opportunity for people to comfortably exchange views on matters of common concern. At some meetings there are talks on relevant topics.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at The Oasis.
Due to COVID-19 meeting are taking place virtually. To join the virtual meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Using animals especially Dogs as therapy is not a new idea, they have been used for over 40 years in the care sectors. The benefits of Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT) have been extensively studied and results range from improvement in general health and wellbeing, increased confidence levels, improved and controlled movement to improved communication skills. Volunteers and Therapy Dogs work with a wide group of people within the community.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide support various communities here in Jersey. Lola is a cockerpoo and her owner Melanie will be bringing her to The Oasis every other month.
A recent BBC Radio Jersey interview with Melanie and Lola.: Matthew Price - The paw-fect friend helping cancer patients in Jersey - BBC Sounds
To book your space onto the next dog therapy session click here
It really is good to talk and even better over tea and cake. These informal, friendly get-togethers are a great way to meet others who have been in a similar situation and meet some of the team at The Oasis. Your family and friends are welcome too.
We will be holding quarterly get togethers for cuppa, cake and chats. The gatherings are informal and held at The Oasis, Macmillan Jersey's cancer support and wellbeing centre and you can be assured of complete confidentiality.
To book to attend the next social please click here:
'It was a unique and beautiful experience that we really enjoyed and benefitted from'.
‘A real connection with the environment was felt. I would like to have taken shoes off to really connect with the feel of the grass under foot! No negatives.’
Look Good Feel Better
Are you currently going through cancer treatment?
Would you like some information and advice for your beauty and makeup routines to help you deal with the effects that treatment has on your hair and skin?
To book onto the next Look Good Feel Better course please complete the enquiry form below.
Nicola Jane Post Surgery Bra Fittings
Some women wear the wrong bra size and Nicola Jane aim to help you feel comfortable and supported in your bra all-day long. It’s really important to get a professional fitting when you can however we know it’s not always possible to get to a store or a fitting clinic so have put together our years of bra fitting experience for you into one place. Remember all of our Nicola Jane team are fully trained, certified bra and breast form fitters.
To book onto the waiting list for the next sessions please add your details here:
Macmillan Jersey's Allotment Plot
The benefits of outdoor 'green' space is proven to improve overall mental health and wellbeing. The Macmillan Jersey allotment plot will bring together a community with a shared common interest and can be accessed by any service user, patients or supporters. Our cancer support strategy includes developing access to group support activities and services for islanders affected by cancer and this green space is a welcome addition.
If you would like to help out at the allotment please share your interest by emailing: email@example.com
HOPE Course ( Helping Overcome Problems Effectively)
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 trained volunteer.
- 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
Art Therapy with Kairos Arts
What is art therapy? The creative arts help us to explore our feelings in a safe and often non-verbal way. Through structured and creative activities, participants can discover new perspectives to circumstances, possible solutions to obstacles, through metaphors and unlocking the imagination. Our workshops help people to increase their self-awareness, acceptance, concentration, emotional competence, sense of community and hope.
Benefits of art therapy Art therapy can help you to express those feelings that you can either not find words to explain or are simply too difficult to even attempt to. Art therapies can help you to manage: difficult emotions and experiences in your life talking about treatments physical problems feelings that you cannot put into words
Macmillan Jersey are funding a programme of 5 workshops. They are designed to help support you express and explore your feelings, hopes and fears using a variety of art mediums. The workshops will be facilitated by 2 Kairos Arts Practitioners, using all the creative arts, incorporating relaxation and breathing techniques. No creative skills required from participants. Every workshop is bespoke.
Art therapies can help you to manage:
- difficult emotions and experiences in your life
- talking about treatments
- physical problems
- feelings that you cannot put into words
"With Kairos I can express how I’m feeling through art, emotion or talking."
“As we press and rub and pull and stretch the clay it takes away some of our angry feelings and afterwards we feel calm and able to talk.”
"I feel I have had somewhere to come and get away from everything."
To book onto the course or find out more information please complete the below enquiry form.