September 3, 2010 10.58 am This story is over 160 months old

Free help for Lincoln cancer patients

Free support: City cancer patients can enrol on a new support course to help them better manage their battle with the illness.

Cancer patients in Lincoln can now take part in a free six-week course that can help them through their journey with the illness.

Beginning September 14, the course is called New Perspectives and is run by people who had personal experience of cancer themselves.

Macmillan, who is facilitating the course, claims the sessions will help cancer patients manage their symptoms better, and offer advice on diet.

The sessions also advise patients on how to deal with emotions, manage tiredness and pain, and provide tips how to communicate with doctors and health workers.

Mary Jennings and David Heard, the course trainers, say “it’s an invaluable course that encourages people to make practical and positive steps forward.

“People who take part in New Perspectives share common concerns having being diagnosed with cancer.

“By taking part in the course they are able to help and support each other which in turn helps to restore their confidence and sense of well-being.”

Each weekly session of two and a half hours will take place at Greetwell Place, Managed Space, Limekiln Way, Lincoln.

Places are available for people with cancer wishing to take part. To book a spot call Claire Fowler on 01522 512512, or email [email protected].

Source: Macmillan | Photo: Leslie McKenzie