Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan in Dorset.
'Focus On' Macmillan in Dorset
This July in Dorset, we’re putting the focus on physical activity. This is an important part of your recovery after cancer treatment and has many benefits. Even just spending less time sitting down during treatment and taking short walks can help. So how can you get help locally?
Funded by a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and Sport England, Dorset Living Well Active is one of six flagship pilot projects nationwide aimed at supporting people to live well with and beyond their cancer diagnosis through being physically active. On Friday 17 July, more than 200 people attended the project launch at Bournemouth University.
Layne Hamerston, Director of Living Well Active based at Bournemouth University explained: ‘We know that exercise has an incredibly positive impact on recovery from cancer and can not only reduce the risk of recurrence, but also helps to manage some of the side effects of treatment such as swelling, fatigue or anxiety. We’re now working with over 36 different delivery sites across Dorset who between them offer a range of activities and support services, making it easier than ever for people affected by cancer to become active, and access support locally.
Membership to Living Well Active is free and available to anyone affected by cancer in Dorset over the age of 18. The service supports members to ‘improve their potential to live well’ with information on a selected network of physical activity providers, support groups and health and wellbeing related organisations who are mindful and considerate of cancer and the side effects of treatment. The specific exercise referral programmes recommended by Living Well Active are all staffed by level four cancer and exercise rehabilitation instructors.
There are also regular free discovery talks and events on a range of subjects, giving members a better understanding of how they can take personal steps to improve their quality of life. Referrals are welcome from GPs, health professionals and clinicians on behalf of patients, as well as individuals self referring.
For more information and/or to register as a Living Well Active member, please contact the Living Well Active support team on 01202 426 588 or visit http://www.livingwellactive.org/
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More about Macmillan in Dorset
Macmillan Cancer Support is constantly delighted by the generosity of the local people and businesses and 2013 was another amazing year in Dorset.
Over 4,700 people are diagnosed with cancer in Dorset every year and they need treatment and support. Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Without the help of our fantastic supporters, we really couldn’t help so many local people living with cancer. Whether you’re retired or working, busy or with time to spare, you can really make a difference.
Someone to talk to
Macmillan is there for people living with cancer, their families and friends to talk, listen and understand what they are going through. Macmillan supports a network of self-help and support groups around the country. You can also share your thoughts and information with people going through a similar experience. Join in online at community.macmillan.org.uk
Having cancer can bring extra costs – hospital parking, travelling expenses, heating or clothing. Macmillan can help – last year we gave over £78,919 in Macmillan grants to 265 people in Dorset, to help with some of these costs. Macmillan believes no one should be financially deprived as a result of their illness.
Having the right information about cancer at the right time is essential. The Macmillan Help Line free phone service 0808 808 00 00 is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm providing information and emotional support for people living with cancer.