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.
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
Diet and nutrition
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.
The Hope Programme is a free 6-week self-management programme for those with a cancer diagnosis who are living with and beyond cancer. It can help you rediscover your strengths and give you the tools to feel more in controlof your life and more resiliant.
The course has been created by researchers at Coventry University working with people who have had cancer to support their unmet needs. It is offered in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support and delivered by trained facilitators with experience of cancer.
The programme offers activities to help to: manage stress; set achievable goals; practice gratitude; identify and appreciate your individual character strengths; incorporate physical activity and healthy eating into your life; manage fatigue better; practice mindfulness; and offer ideas to help you communicate with others about cancer.
The course is a mixture of audio and video materials, interactive activities and social networking via a dedicated HOPE platform where participants can safely share email and messages. Participants are supported throughout by trained facilitators.
The online course can be accessed from a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. 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 your own pace and at a time that suits. An optional weekly online cafe is usually offered where participants can meet up with the facilitators to discuss their experience of the previous week as well as discuss any questions, ideas or concerns. For more information on the HOPE programme and to book visit www.hopecwr.h4c.org.uk/hopecourses
There is also the opportunity for face-to-face sessions beginning in February 2022. This will consist of a 3 hour session every week for 6 weeks at Covetnry Myton Hospice. For more information please contact Julie Bliss on 024 7696 6052, Deborah Smith on 01926 495321 Ext. 8214, or Julie Hunt on 024 7615 3201.
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 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
Sky Blues in the Community
Sky Blues in the Community are currently offering free activity sessions to support men and women with their mental health.
The sessions are open for people to turn up on the day, and the activities are largely decided on by participants. These include: Badminton, Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Indoor Archery, Bowls and multiple other indoor sports.
Sky Blues in the Community are currently giving free ticket vouchers for Coventry City Football Club fixtures to new members.
Warwick session: St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre (CV34 4QY) –every Tuesday 11am-1pm
Coventry session: Moat House Leisure Centre (CV2 1EA) – every Thursday 12-2pm
Nuneaton session: Jubilee Sports Centre (CV10 7EZ) – every Friday 2-4pm
Warwick session: St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre (CV34 4QY) – every Wednesday 11am-12.30pm
Nuneaton session: Jubilee Sports Centre (CV10 7EZ) – every Friday 12-1.30pm
Participants are able to come along and sign up on the day – you do not need to be referred or contacted prior to sessions.