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

Where? 

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will 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.”

 

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 and details on how to book a place on the workshop.

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 and details on how to book a place on the workshop.

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.”

 

Being diagnosed with cancer can have a big impact on your emotional wellbeing. It may be even more challenging to manage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Managing your emotions video gives helpful tips to improve your mental health. If you need further advice or support after watching the video, book on our Managing your emotions workshop.

Check our events page for upcoming dates and details on how to book a place on the workshop.

This is a 4-week course for people who have finished their cancer treatment or have a blood disorder.

In this course you will:

  • gain an understanding about what mindfulness is and its benefits.
  • experience a series of meditations in a group setting, which can help you to be more aware and mindful.
  • share experiences with the group and start to explore and learn the ways in which you can use mindfulness and meditation in everyday life.

When:   2:30pm to 4:30pm on the following Thursdays: 7, 14, 21 and 28 October and a morning of practice at 10am to 12:30pm on Saturday 23 October 2021

Where:  The course will be held online, via Zoom.

 

To find out more, contact a support and information specialist by email at uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.netor by phone on 020 3447 3816.

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.

Check our events page for upcoming dates and details on how to book a place on the workshop.

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 online on the second Friday of each month from 11am to 12pm.  

Where?  

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

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A weekly group where you will learn relaxation techniques to improve your mental wellbeing. The benefits of doing relaxation techniques include reducing stress (for example before and during a hospital appointment) and improve your sleep.

When?  

The classes are held online on Mondays from 1:45pm to 3pm.  

Where?  

To book your place, or for more information, email us at uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom the day before the group is held. Details on how to join the group will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

Are you in work, thinking about returning to work or looking for a new job since you were diagnosed with cancer?

Do you know your workplace rights?

Would you like information about work-related financial support?

This workshop will give you practical information and advice concerning any work-related issues you may be facing and financial support you may be entitled to. It is open to everyone affected by cancer, including families, carers and friends.

The group is held online. Check our events page for upcoming dates. To book your place or for more information, please email uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net

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


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