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Macmillan Upcoming Events

Please click below for further information on any of the upcoming Macmillan Events.

First Steps Cancer Programme

A monthly information and support session for anybody diagnosed with cancer in the last few months, and their families. Firstly we invite you to have a look at the videos and information on useful topics such as an introduction to treatment, who you might meet, managing your emotions, diet, sleep, exercise, fatigue.

Then join us for an online meeting on Microsoft Teams to talk about these topics, hear from one of our patient reps and a chance for you to ask any questions. These meetings run online on the first Monday of every month, 10am til 11.30am (or the second Monday where there is a bank holiday) and you only need to attend once.  

Information on First Steps can be accessed here

Macmillan’s iHOPE Programme

iHOPE is Macmillan’s online self-management programme (‘Help Overcoming Problems Effectively’) for anyone who’s had a cancer diagnosis, which empowers people living with cancer to manage their health and wellbeing and help with the stress of a cancer diagnosis.

What are the aims of the course?

  • Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to cope with life’s challenges, frustrations and fears.
  • Support you to become more relaxed, improve confidence, set positive goals, learn stress and fatigue management skills 
  • Build skills and character strengths to help deal with anger, depression, uncertainty and to live positively with fears for the future.

The iHOPE Course runs over six weeks with online materials to work through and videos to watch, plus a weekly meeting with the iHOPE facilitators on Microsoft Teams to talk about the topics of the week.

To book – contact the Macmillan Information & Support Service on 01484 343614, 01422 222709 or email cancer.information@nhs.net 

 iHOPE Course Dates – all 10.30am til 11.45am:

  • Wednesday 25th May to 6th July
  • Wednesday 5th October to 16th November

The Thinking Ahead Programme

Thinking Ahead is a health and wellbeing course for patients living with incurable cancer, who may or may not be receiving treatment, as well as their family members. The course was devised in Harrogate in 2018 and has been delivered in Calderdale and Huddersfield since 2019.

The course runs online over seven weeks, or face to face over three weeks and includes different speakers who talk about helpful topics such as managing uncertainty, keeping active, advance care planning, diet and appetite, managing fatigue, introduction to hospices and care in the last weeks and months of life.

The course aims to keep people as well as possible for as long as possible and encourages living life to the full in a supported, self-managed way.

To book – contact the Macmillan Information & Support Service on 01484 343614, 01422 222709 or email cancer.information@nhs.net 

Thinking Ahead Dates in 2022 - All meetings are online using microsoft Teams from 1.30pm - 3pm.

  • Tuesday 7th June to Tuesday 19th July, 1.00pm til 4.30pm 
  • Tuesday 27th September - Tuesday 8th November 

End of Treatment Event

These are whole day events for people at the end of their cancer treatment or block of treatment and are run to support you to live a healthy lifestyle following cancer/cancer treatment.

The events include a range of talks such as the importance of keeping physically active, diet, sleep, managing your emotions and fatigue. The day includes an important session with your clinical team on how to manage the effects of cancer treatment (lymphoedema/fatigue etc) and signs of cancer recurrence to look out for in the future. The clinical session is also a chance for you to ask any questions.

The day also includes a final session on support services moving forwards, including the Macmillan Information and Support Service and community services such as social prescribing.

End of Treatment Event Dates in 2022 – all 10am to 2.30pm:

  • Tuesday 10th May
  • Thursday 15th September 
  • Tuesday 6th December

To book contact the Macmillan Information and Support Service on 01484 343614, 01422 222709 or email cancer.information@nhs.net 

Body Matters

In response to patient feedback, we are starting a new virtual group on Microsoft teams as a safe space to start to discuss concerns around body image, sex and intimacy, menopause etc.

This will take place every other month, on the last Monday afternoon of the month. Why not come and join the conversation?

Click here to view the flyer which will open in a new window.

To find out more and to book a place please contact the Macmillan Information Service - 01484 343614 or 01422 222709 or email cancer.information@nhs.net

 

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