Events and Courses

There are a number of events and courses that are available to you when you are on the Living With and Beyond Cancer programme - both pre-treatment and post-treatment.

Pre-Treatment

Anyone newly diagnosed with cancer is invited to attend one of our Health and Welbeing events.

These online events offer advice on nutrition, fatigue, physical activity and emotional welbeing. You can also find out about who can help with financial and benefits advice and what to expect when you attend for treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

The Health and Welbeing Events are also a great opportunity to ask questions of the experts.

Attendees are also invited to one-to-one consultation with a Cancer Information and Support Centre managers, either face-to-face at one of our centres in Coventry, Nuneaton, Stratford or Warwick, or online via MS Teams.

Long term side effects

 
Radiotherapy

 

Diet and nutrition
 

 

Post-Treatment

There are lots of post treatment events and courses to help you live well with and beyond cancer.

We work with a number of partners to offer you support in a number of areas.

Do check out our social media pages (Twitter and Facebook) for up-coming events, or speak to your local Cancer Information and Support Centre about what is on offer.

Hope

The Hope Programme is a free 6-week online group self-management programme for cancer survivors to help them cope with living with cancer - to help them rediscover their strengths, feel more in control and more resilient.

The course was co-created with cancer survivors and with researchers at Coventry University to make sure it is rooted in science.

Each week it covers topics like: managing stress; smarter goal setting; gratitude; character strengths; physical activity; eating well; coping with fatigue; practicing mindfulness; communication and relationships.

The course includes quizzes, worksheets, audio and video materials, interactive activities and social networking via email and forums. Participants are supported throughout by trained facilitators.

The course can be accessed from PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The course is not delivered in a way for people to be on “at the same time”. You will have access to the course 24/7. It takes about 2 hours to go through the materials each week, but you can do this at their own pace and time that suits.

For more information or to book on the Hope Programme visit www.hopecwr.h4c.org.uk/courses/hope-programme-for-cancersurvivors

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a leading cancer support charity aimed at boosting the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living with cancer.

It provides online workshops covering skincare and make-up; grooming; hair loss, haircare and wig advice and nail care. Its men’s sessions are hosted by barbering experts and cover issues over shaving, uncomfortable skin, scarring and other challenges.

You can book on to Look Good Feel Better workshops at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/workshops/Recorded tutorials are also available at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/tutorials/

Fitter Futures

Fitter Futures run a cancer rehabilitation programme, pre-treamtent and post-treatment.

The programme is a tailored plan that considers all barriers and obstacles that you may experience - making allowances for any physical, mental or nutritional side effects.

Once referred you will be offered a consultation to help the team understand your journey and experiences and create your personalised healthier lifestyle and outlook programme. Physical activity may be included in your plan, either one-to-one at home or within a gym. This physical activity will lead to signposting to other options and activity within the community, making it a way of life rather than a 12-week programme.

For more information on Fitter Futures visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fitterfuturesphysicalact