A CANCER charity is offering to help local people affected by cancer to ‘take control of their diagnosis’ by holding management programmes in Haverfordwest.
Macmillan Cancer Support will be holding two free self-management programmes at Slebech Park on February 15 and 16 from 10am–4.15pm. There will also be a follow-up day on March 29 from 11am–3pm.
Called HOPE, the self-management programme aims to help those battling with cancer to manage the day-to-day impact of their condition, learn proactive ways to take control of their health and well-being and set positive goals for the future.
Gwen Davies, who attended the HOPE Programme last year, said: “I’d go on another programme if I had the opportunity; it really was fantastic. It makes such a difference speaking to people who know what you’re going through.”
Susan Morris, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: “We at Macmillan know that receiving a cancer diagnosis has a huge emotional impact.
“Around 19,000 people receive the devastating news that they have cancer every year in Wales and they need more than medical help – they also need practical, emotional and financial support.
“I would strongly recommend the programme as it can provide people with the tools they need to manage the emotional consequences of living with cancer.”
Those wanting to attend the programme need to register in advance. To do so, contact Genette Webster on 01656 867960 or email [email protected].