At Macmillan we know that when you’re affected by cancer you’re going to have a lot of questions. That means we’re here for people right from the moment of diagnosis and beyond to make sure they have all the information and support they need to take back control of their life.
We offer a wide variety of learning and development courses to help empower people and encourage them to live life to the full. Here are just a few examples from across the UK.
In Gloucester we held a Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship event which provided support on living well following treatment.
Macmillan offers HOPE (Help to Overcome Problems Effectively) courses nationwide in order to help cancer patients to move forward after their treatment. This year there are four courses being run in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Haverhill and we’re then going to run courses for carers.
As a patient, Lisa Larkin attended the South Tees HOPE course – one of 18 running in the East Midlands and Northern England.
Now a trained facilitator, you can find out more about Lisa’s inspiring story.
The Learning and Development team facilitate Wellbeing days for Macmillan Professionals and have just held one in Edinburgh aimed at ‘Developing and maintaining your emotional wellbeing’ in the workplace. 15 Macmillan professionals attended the event and it proved to be a fantastic day.
In Northern Ireland there were six HOPE courses last year helping cancer patients look at ways to help manage the day-to-day impact of living with cancer. And we’ve held two this year; one in Belfast and one in Bangor.
We have delivered our Healthy Eating and Cancer course to the Healthy New You group based at our information and support service in Pontypridd and the Willowtown Creativity Cancer Support Group in Ebbw Vale.
If you're affected by cancer, visit our Learnzone site to access a range of resources.