Health and Wellbeing event for cancer patients

THE Northern Health and Social Care Trust would like to invite Times readers to their next Moving On after a cancer diagnosis Health and Wellbeing Event next Thursday 18 April from 10am to 12.30pm in Ballymoney Town Hall.

This event is designed for patients who have completed treatment for cancer and who would like more information on how to move on after a diagnosis of cancer.

The Trust would encourage you to bring a friend or family member with you as much of the information may be of interest to them. If you would like to attend please contact Moyra Mills, Macmillan Transforming Cancer Follow Up Project Manager on 07778637808 or email at Moyra.Mills@northerntrust.hscni.net

With improvements in cancer detection and treatment increasing numbers of people are either cured or living much longer with cancer and consequently their needs are changing. In response to this a programme to transform how cancer follow up care is provided is underway with services being more responsive to individual’s needs.

In addition greater attention is now being paid to ensuring people are well informed about care and support available to them during and after treatment within their locality.

This event will include a series of short talks from health professionals, covering what to expect after treatment, dietary advice, taking exercise, managing fatigue and psychological support.

There will also be time to visit information stands on: Fitness / walking groups, Smoking Cessation, Charis: complementary cancer care, Macmillan Benefits Advisor, Macmillan Information & Support, Cancer Focus NI, Action Cancer, Help with your health for returning to work.

More information about services available for people affected by cancer can be found at www.survivorship.cancerni.net. The website provides information on a range of services both clinical and non-clinical, which can help people with their various needs, be they their physical, emotional, social or financial. Users can easily search for local services by inputting their own postcode or looking for services in the Northern Trust area.