During the COVID-19 pandemic we offer some of our workshops and classes online. There's more information below about the ones that are currently available.

We plan to restart more online workshops and courses soon. Visit this web page for updates.

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.

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.”

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 our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. 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. 

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

We will focus on the following areas:

  • Being active during treatment
  • Healthy eating
  • Improving your sleep
  • Managing fatigue
  • Managing the emotional impact of cancer.

When?   

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

Where?   

To book your place, or for more information, email uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. 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. 

Our Health and Wellbeing Event is for patients who have recently completed their cancer treatment, or for those having ongoing (maintenance) treatment. 

The day includes: 

  • A range of workshops, run by healthcare professionals, on fatigue, sleep, physical activity, healthy eating and relaxation 

  • A chance to speak to others and share experiences. 

Check our events page for upcoming dates.

HOPE is a six-week self-management course that can help you to cope with the day-to-day emotional and practical impact of cancer after treatment. It provides the opportunity to:  

  • Learn tips and techniques to manage the effects of treatment 

  • Refocus on your inner strengths 

  • Apply goal-setting tools to build confidence 

  • Increase your resilience with the support of others. 

Booking is essential – please drop in and speak to one of our support and information specialists or call 020 3447 3816. 

A few comments from those who attended the sessions:

“I have learnt to use positive thinking to move forward with my life.”

“I enjoyed meeting other people in a similar situation to me… It was a friendly and supportive atmosphere each week.”

Check our events page for dates of the next course.

Expert advice on skin care and make-up for those who have had or are about to have cancer treatment. Check our events page for upcoming dates.

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?

This workshop will explore theory, practical tips and ideas on managing fatigue and improving the energy you have.

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.”

When?   

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

Where?   

To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. 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. 

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

During this workshop you will learn tips and techniques to help you to manage your emotional wellbeing. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with other people who have cancer. The group is facilitated by two support and information specialists. 

When?   

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

Where?   

To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. 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. 

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 our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. 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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Do you find it difficult to fall asleep? Or maybe you wake up in the night or wake up too early?

If you are having sleep problems, this workshop will give you some tips and techniques to help you overcome them.

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.”

Check our events page for upcoming dates.

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.

When?    

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

Where?    

To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. 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.  

This online workshop will focus on what you can do to recover well from cancer treatment.

We will focus on the following areas:

  • Being active while you recover from treatment
  • Healthy eating
  • Improving your sleep
  • Managing fatigue
  • Managing the emotional impact of cancer.

When?   

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

Where?   

To book your place, or for more information, email uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. 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. 

To book on a workshop or course, or to find out about the availability, please 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.