26 March 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support is offering a new programme in Wales to help people to manage the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis
Called Helping Overcome Problems Effectively (HOPE), Macmillan is offering the six-week self-management course anyone living with a cancer diagnosis in Wales.
It is designed as a ‘psychological intervention’, with topics including managing stress, fatigue and body image and living positively with the fear of recurrence.
The charity is planning to run 16 HOPE courses throughout Wales in 2013.
The first courses will be starting at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, on Wednesday 17 April and at Plascrug Leisure Centre, Aberystwyth, on Wednesday 24 April.
The course is also being offered in Llanelli, Swansea and Welshpool later this year.
Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: 'We at Macmillan know that receiving a cancer diagnosis can have a huge psychological impact.
'“Macmillan is delighted to be offering HOPE for the first time in Wales as the programme can give people the tools they need to manage the psychological consequences of living with cancer.'
To register for the course, contact Genette Webster on 01656 867966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find out more on Macmillan's Learn Zone.