Health and Wellbeing Events

Health and Wellbeing events (HWBE) are being delivered around the North West region at local trusts and in community centres, as well as here at The Christie.

At Health and Wellbeing Events, we will discuss some of the issues that might be important to anybody who has experienced a cancer diagnosis in a friendly, safe and confidential atmosphere. This includes anyone currently receiving or completing treatment, carers or family members. 

Some of the subjects we will cover include where to find reliable information, becoming more active, looking after your mind as well as your body and the emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment. We will also hear from other patients who have gone through a similar experience. 

The events could support you if:

  • you’ve finished your treatment and aren’t having regular contact with your clinical team, but you still need support, or
  • you want to learn how to manage chronic or long term problems more effectively.

Attendees at previous events said it helped them to feel more confident about managing their lives with and beyond cancer, and manage new concerns as they crop up. They also said it was both useful and empowering to think about general health and wellbeing going forward. 

We are still learning what patients need from these events. If you have any feedback or ideas of how these events could support you, please contact us. 

Please note: while we will not discuss specific issues related to different types of cancer, we will share helpful information about key issues for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. We will also have a number of patients at different stages of their treatment, including those in remission and those receiving supportive care.

If you have any specific concerns, you can raise these in a confidential and private manner on the day. We will then forward these to your clinical team for a response.

Our next Health and Wellbeing Events

We are holding a summer Health and Wellbeing Event at The Christie on Tuesday 13 August 2019, from 11:30am to 3pm. You can book onto this free event through Eventbrite.

We are also hosting an autumn Health and Wellbeing Event at The Christie on Monday 14 October 2019, from 11:30am to 3pm. You can book onto this for free through Eventbrite.

Our winter Health and Wellbeing Event at The Christie is on Monday 16 December 2019, from 11:30am to 3pm. You can book onto this for free through Eventbrite.