The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is holding a series of Health and Wellbeing Events for people affected by a diagnosis of cancer.
The first event is for patients with Myeloma and will take place on Wednesday, September 25 in Dunadry Hotel, Templepatrick from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
The second event is for patients with a diagnosis of breast cancer and will take place on October 22 in Corr’s Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Both events will provide information about how to cope with the effects of cancer and its treatment.
This includes a series of short talks from health professionals covering late effects of treatment, dietary advice, exercise, managing fatigue and the emotional impact of cancer on the individual and their family.
Over the break there will also be the opportunity to speak to health professionals, a wide range of charities and to other Trust staff who can all offer support to cancer patients.
This includes information on financial assistance, returning to work, complementary therapies and a wide range of support groups available locally. There is also a chance for patients and their families to meet other people with similar experiences, which can provide reassurance, reduce anxiety and combat a sense of isolation.
Over the past 10 months the Northern Health and Social Care Trust have held a number of Health and Wellbeing events for cancer patients, their friends and family members.
If you or a family member would like to attend one of these events please contact Moyra Mills, Macmillan Transforming Cancer Follow-Up Project Manager, on 07778637808 or by emailing email@example.com
The events are part of the Transforming Cancer Follow-Up (TCFU) regional programme, which aims to make it easier for patients to access further support services once their hospital treatment has been completed.