10 December 2015
If you have or have had a cancer diagnosis the HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) programme can help you set positive goals for your future.
Supported by two trained HOPE facilitators it’s a great opportunity to meet others who have had a cancer diagnosis and explore together proactive ways of taking control of your health and wellbeing.
The Programme will run over 6 weekly sessions.
Information session: Friday 29 January 10.30am – 12.00
Where: Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay, Newry, County Down BT35 8HF
When: 5 February 10.30 am – 1pm and every Friday thereafter
How do I sign up or get more information:
Tel no: 02890 708610 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.macmillan.org.uk (Northern Ireland page)
What is H.O.P.E.? (Helping to Overcome Problems Effectively)
When living with cancer it can be easy to lose sight of just how capable you really are.
HOPE is a self-management programme, developed by Coventry University and Macmillan Cancer Support. HOPE courses are designed to help people become more knowledgeable, skilled and confident in managing the physical, emotional and psychological consequences of living with and being affected by a cancer.
HOPE uses activities, such as goal setting, action planning, mindfulness and gratitude diaries, to create an upward spiral of positive emotions leading to improved confidence, social support, happiness and well-being.
This free course is led by people who are also living with cancer and/or health professionals.
What participants have said about the course:
"Since starting the HOPE programme, I realise that I’m not alone with my fears and concerns – I can see things differently now, which helps me to be more positive about the future, whatever that may be" (Kath, HOPE programme participant)
Who is it for?
People who have had a diagnosis of cancer.
How long is it?
Six, 2½ hour sessions running over six consecutive weeks. In addition the course starts with an information/taster session where participants can meet the rest of the group and help decide the final course content.
What will I get out of it?
The opportunity to learn and share with people who are also living with cancer and to refocus on your inner strengths and develop your resilience.