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
- Making treatment decisions
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:
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:
- Pinderfields 01924 546072
- Dewsbury 01924 512204
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients and their families from other NHS trusts
- Leeds GP patients - Please contact the Leeds Community Cancer Support service via email: email@example.com.
- Harrogate patients - Please contact the Palliative and End of Life Administration Team: Tel 01423 553464; Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Calderdale and Huddersfield patients - Please contact the Macmillan Information Service: Tel 01484 343614 / 01422 222709; Email email@example.com.
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.