Groups and Events

Macmillan Singing Group

Held on the first Wednesday of the month from 1pm until 2:30pm.

Address:

Blackpool Carers Centre,

Beaverbrooks House,

147 Newton Drive,

Blackpool

FY3 8LZ.

All singing abilities welcome, this is a social group to have a great time!

We kindly ask for a £1.75 donation towards the cost of the room.

 

Walk in the Park Cancer Support Group

We welcome people with an active diagnosis and survivors as well as friends and family members.

Walks are wheelchair accessible and routes have frequent rest breaks.

This is a social group and not an exercise class.

Short walks are followed by a drink and chat in the café.

Stanley Park, Blackpool (meet outside the front entrance of the café).

Meet at 1pm on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Holistic Care Community Service

This group is a support group for anyone affected by cancer, whether you are a patient, relative, friend or carer this is a group to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment. Held on the first Monday of every month.

The group will run from 2pm until 3pm by a professional from the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre, where different topics will be discussed each month, such as: coping with fatigue, goal setting, managing stress, identifying strengths, healthy lifestyles, being more positive, changes to your body and fear of cancer returning. This will then be followed by refreshments and a relaxation session from staff at Richmond House.

The Macmillan Support group is a free for anyone affected by cancer to get the support they need, if you wish to stay for the relaxation, a suggested donation is requested.

Richmond House Holistic Rooms, 3 Richmond Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1PE.

Macmillan Meetups @ The Grange

Free gentle gardening activities for people affected by cancer.

These workshops are a chance to meet other people, find support and have some fun. Refreshments are provided. Catering for all abilities which can include chair / wheelchair based activities. All ages, family, friends and carers welcome!

2020 dates:

May 5, June 2, July 7.

Events held from 2pm-4pm @TheGrange, Bathurst Avenue, FY3 7RJ.

Fleetwood Library Craft Group

We have a monthly craft group where we can learn how to bead. We have a talented lady who creates and teaches beadwork who has joined us to provide this support group!

This will be held on a monthly basis on the first Thursday of each month from 2pm until 4pm.

Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6AJ.

Macmillan HOPE Course – We can offer you hope

HOPE is a free six week course and each session runs for 2.5 hours. Each is ran by a health and social care professional and volunteer trained to support you to feel more like yourself again.

HOPE can help you regain your confidence, use relaxation techniques for your mind and body, cope with anger, anxiety, depression and uncertainty, handle stressful situations, plan for your future and use your potential to make the most of your life.

Contact the Macmillan Information Centre for dates and to book.

For any further information regarding these support groups or to book places please contact the Macmillan Team on 01253 955710 or bfwh.macmillan.info@nhs.net

Cancer Health and Wellbeing Events

What is a Health and Wellbeing Event?

They are education and information events to enable people living with cancer and their families to take control and participate in their recovery, giving them necessary information, and promoting positive lifestyle change. Health and Wellbeing Clinics are designed to help people get support that improves the quality of their lives, making these as long, healthy and active as possible

Ideally the event would be a ‘one-stop-shops’ where volunteers and professionals will play key roles; running the clinics, providing information, financial advice and expert medical care. People making the shift from treatment to life after cancer can talk to a broad range of individuals, including clinicians, complementary therapists and benefits advisers. They can use the clinics to find out all the facts about:

  • Benefits and other financial support
  • How to get back to work
  • Good diet and lifestyle
  • The possible long-term side-effects of treatment
  • Issues surrounding their particular cancer
  • Local services, facilities and other opportunities available.

 Why provide Health and Wellbeing Events?

For some patients the clinics will be useful during treatment, for others they can be an alternative to outpatient appointments after active treatment is over.

Evidence from local and national pilots has shown that patients who attended a Health and Wellbeing event had:

  • More confidence to question or challenge information and make informed decisions about their health
  • More confidence to deal with the physical discomfort and emotional distress associated with cancer and its treatment from interfering with their everyday life
  • A strong sense of reassurance- even if they don’t need services at that time, they know what’s available and how to access it in the future.

Future Health and Wellbeing Dates 2020

If you would like to book on to one of our Health and Wellbeing events or you would like any more information, please contact:

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre – 01253 955710

Email: bfwh.macmillan.info@nhs.net