Cancer support course at Cromer Hospital

Just Regional
Mar 23, 2016 2 mins read

A new HOPE course for patients who are living with or have had cancer, is being run at Cromer Hospital.

HOPE stands for ‘Help overcoming problems effectively’ and was created by Macmillan Cancer Support. The staff at Cromer were trained and accredited by Macmillan to deliver the course.

The course covers a range of topics such as dealing with positive and negative emotions, goal setting, mindfulness and managing stress. It is designed to support patients to rediscover their strengths, manage the day to day impact cancer has had on them, and to help them make the most of the good things in their life.

The free course starts on Monday 4th April 2016 and will run for six weeks from 09.30 hrs – 12.00 in the board room at Cromer Hospital. The same course has been run at the Big C centre in Norwich.

Registered Nurse Helen Brodie will be facilitating the group alongside Matron Anita Martins. Helen said: “This is the first time we have run this course at Cromer for local patients who are affected by cancer. It’s an opportunity for patients who are in a similar situation to share their experiences and discuss how they have coped with the effects of living with cancer. Patients can come along whether they are about to start treatment, currently having treatment or if they have finished treatment – whatever their experience, they will be welcome.”

Spaces are limited. To register for the course or for further information contact Anita Martins on 01603 646234/ or Helen Brodie on 01603 646250.

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