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Free course for people living with and beyond cancer


A free six-week course is being held by Macmillan in partnership with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust and Lindsey Lodge Hospice.


Called Helping to Overcome Problems Effectively (HOPE) it is a self-management course aimed at anyone living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.


The course starts on Thursday April 12 and runs for six weeks. It is being held between 10am and 12.30pm at Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Burringham Road, Scunthorpe.


Pat Chennells, Macmillan information facilitator, who will be helping to run the course, said: “The Hope course is a wonderful opportunity to meet and make new friendships with other cancer survivors and together find ways to help take more control of the stress and emotional difficulties of getting back to a new and meaningful life again.”


She added: “The course is designed to look at ways to help people manage the day-to-day impact of living with a cancer diagnosis. It will cover such things as managing symptoms better, dealing with emotions, coping with fatigue and it will provide tips on how to communicate with doctors, health workers, family and friends.”


It aims to:


  • Enable people to share their experiences with others
  • Help people recognise their own potential and enhance their happiness and quality of life
  • Help people feel more confident in dealing with anger, depression and uncertainty
  • Increase people’s ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Teach people how to use relaxation methods to refresh the mind and body
  • Show people how to make plans and achieve goals that can help people make changes for the better.


Anyone who would like further information, or would like to book a place, should ring (03033) 305374 or email: nlg-tr.MacmillanInfoandSupport@nhs.net


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