During the COVID-19 pandemic some of our workshops and classes are online. Please see below for more information about which ones are currently available.

We have developed our programme of workshops, groups and courses in response to the concerns raised by people who have been affected by cancer and blood conditions.

These activities aim to support you at any stage of your care pathway – from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. Some activities are also available to friends, family members and carers.

The creative writing sessions are run by a volunteer and one of our support and information specialists. The sessions are an opportunity to put your thoughts on paper and share them, if you like, with other people who understand what you may be going through.

You don’t need to have any previous experience or knowledge of creative writing.

Everyone is welcome: patients and their family members, carers and friends.

When? 

The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Where?  

The groups are held online, on Zoom.

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

 

A few comments from those who attended the sessions:

“It has been a life saver. I make a real effort to pluck myself out of my home to attend regularly. It has improved my self-esteem and halted a tendency to lapse into depression.”

“It has brought back hope to me when I had given up.”

 

At the event you'll get tips and advice on what you can do to recover well from cancer treatment, including: 

  • Being active during your recovery from treatment
  • Eating well
  • Improving your sleep
  • Managing fatigue
  • Emotional wellbeing.

Check our events page for upcoming dates.

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

Do you find it difficult to fall asleep? Or maybe you wake up in the night or wake up too early?

If so, watch our Improve your sleep video which gives tips and techniques to help you to overcome sleep problems. If you need further advice or support after watching the video, ​​​​book on our Improve your sleep workshop.

Check our events page for upcoming dates.

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

 

A few comments from those who attended the workshop:

“Lots of good tips!”

 “I am more motivated to help myself achieve a sleep routine.”

”I am more aware of what steps to take.”

 

Do you have low energy? Do you struggle with chores and tasks that you were more able to do before having cancer treatment? Do you find it difficult to concentrate or keep your focus?

If so, watch our Manage your fatigue video which gives helpful tips and techniques. If you need further advice or support after watching the video, book on our Manage your fatigue workshop.

Check our events page for upcoming dates.

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

 

A comments from someone who has attended the workshop:

“I feel more motivated to make lifestyle changes.” “I have found the workshop helpful and will share insights with others who are having treatment.”

 

Learn what you can do to manage well during cancer treatment.

We will focus on the following areas:

  • Being active during treatment
  • Eating well
  • Managing your emotional wellbeing.

The workshop is held online. Check our events page for upcoming dates.

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

The Cancer Research UK's Preparing for cancer treatment video also gives helpful advice.

Do you have questions about nutrition and diet?

Are you confused about dietary advice in the media?

We know it can be hard to tell what nutritional and diet information is fact and what’s fiction. This talk will help you to understand the advice to follow. And answer the questions you have about nutrition and diet.

When?

Visit our events page for upcoming dates

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

 

We also have a video giving tips and advice about healthy eating.

Discover the art of paper folding and festive decoration making with our creative specialist who will guide you through the process.

Everyone is welcome - patients, family members, carers and friends.

All you need to join the group is paper and scissors (and a computer).

When?  

The classes are held on the second Friday of each month from 11am to 12pm.  

Where?  

The groups are held online, on Zoom.

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

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Learn relaxation techniques to practice at home and use when you need them. Relaxation can help you to reduce stress, and improve your sleep and wellbeing. You can either join our weekly group or a one-off workshop.

 

When?  

Weekly group: Mondays, 2pm to 3pm

Workshop: The 2nd Friday of each month,12.45pm to 1.45pm

 

Where?  

The groups are held online, on Zoom.

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net. Please include your full name, hospital number and the group you'd like to join in your email.

Once you've booked your place, we will email you a Zoom invite. We send the invite the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will also be on the email invite.

You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information. 

To book on a workshop or course, or to find out more information, call us on 020 3447 3816 or email us at uclh.wellbeing@nhs.net.

If you receive your care or have finished treatment at UCLH, you will be able to access all of the activities. If you receive care elsewhere, or if you're a friend, carer or family member, please speak to one of the support and information specialists to find out which activities you will be able to take part in.


Health and wellbeing videos

Be active

Improve your sleep

Healthy eating

Managing your emotions

Manage your fatigue