Self-management programmes

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Self-management programmes

Cancer - Thriving and Surviving course

Are you living with or beyond cancer?

Live Well Wakefield have a six-week self-help course, running online to support your wellbeing including topics such as:

  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Living with uncertainty
  • Cancer and changes to your body
  • Relationships
  • Making treatment decisions

Find out more -  Cancer Thriving And Surviving Face to Face March 2024.pdf [pdf] 421KB 

The iHOPE Programme

Living with or after a cancer diagnosis?

Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope?

Join the online self-management programme called iHOPE. The programme focuses on topics including:

  • Smarter goal setting
  • Priorities and values
  • Managing stress
  • Coping with fatigue
  • Living positively with fears for the future
  • Finding things to be thankful for
  • Character strengths
  • Eating well
  • Physical activity

Find out more - The iHOPE Programme [pdf] 322KB

Thinking Ahead Programme

What is it?

Thinking Ahead is a health and wellbeing programme for patients living with incurable cancer, who may or may not be receiving treatments, as well as their family members. The Thinking Ahead Programme is a virtual 7-week course, delivered by professionals from Harrogate, Leeds, Mid Yorkshire, and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS hospital trusts. The course is an opportunity to learn about support available and share experiences and information with other cancer patients, in a virtual group setting. To find out more, view the below video:

Thinking Ahead 

Who can access the Thinking Ahead course?

This course is for cancer patients who are living with incurable cancer and their family members. Family members can attend the course with or without the patient.

What will the 7-week course include?

Each virtual session of the 7-week course lasts about an hour and a half, providing valuable information and discussion time. The sessions will cover a wide variety of information and resources including:

  • Managing uncertainty
  • Financial matters and estates planning
  • Diet and physical activity
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Advance care planning, decision-making and care
  • Support services such as local hospices
  • Managing symptoms such as fatigue

How do I book on or find out more?

Mid Yorkshire NHS patients and their families can book onto the course by contacting the Macmillan Information and Support Service on:

Patients and their families from other NHS trusts

I do not live in any of these areas. What can I do?

If you do not live in any of the above mentioned areas, then speak to your hospital clinical team to see what support is available in your area.