Course places available for cancer patients

CANCER patients in the Southern Trust and surrounding areas are being encouraged to take part in a free six week course that can make a real difference in helping them through their cancer journey.

The six-week course called HOPE (Helping to Overcome Problems Effectively) has been developed by Coventry University and has been tailored specifically for cancer patients by Macmillan Cancer Support.

The HOPE course is led by people who have had personal experience of cancer themselves and health care professionals. The sessions will help cancer patients look at ways to help manage the day-to-day impact of living with cancer.

The course emphasis is on the strengths participants already possess and the sessions will help cancer patients manage their symptoms better, dealing with emotions, managing tiredness and provide tips on how to communicate with doctors, health workers and family and friends.

The Course will commence with an information session on Wednesday 1st of May at 3:00pm – 5:30pm and will run for six weekly sessions from May 8-12 of June (3pm-5.30pm), at Seagoe Hotel, Upper Church Lane, Portadown, Co Armagh, BT63 SJE.

The HOPE Course will be facilitated by Macmillan Professionals – Annie Treanor and Sharon Clarke.