Macmillan cancer course

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LOCAL cancer patients are being encouraged to take part in a free six week course that can make a real difference in helping them through their cancer journey.The free six-week course called ‘New Perspectives’ begins in Portrush Town Hall on on Tuesday, March 15.

This course has been specially designed for people making the cancer journey and is delivered by people who have made the cancer journey.

The sessions will help cancer patients manage their symptoms better, offer advice on healthy eating, dealing with emotions, managing fatigue and pain and provide tips on how to communicate better with doctors, health workers, family and friends.

Places are available for people with cancer wishing to take part so if you tre interested please contact Helen on 02870321332, Elaine on 07590892912 or Genevieve on 02890708623

The course was developed at Stanford University in the United States but has been tailored specifically for cancer patients by Macmillan Cancer Support. Each weekly session lasts about 2 ½ hours with a break for refreshments and an informal chat.

Elvira Lowe and Lesley Flack who will be tutoring on the course were both participants on the course, say: “New Perspectives is an invaluable course that encourages people like ourselves to make practical and positive steps to move forward. Bringing cancer patients together who have gone through a similar experience is a very positive and powerful way of helping them to regain their confidence and take control of their lives.”