Monday

Befriending

Available by telephone or email
Led by our Befrienders
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones
All of our volunteers are trained to listen in a non-judgemental way and give you that
much-needed space to talk about your concerns and needs. You can discuss your
situation, medical treatment and any particular concerns you may have, as well as
discussing some of the other therapies and services that are available to you.
To access: Contact your local support Centre

Facebook closed support group

Led by Wessex Cancer Trust staff, volunteers and clients
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones
For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for
friends, family members and carers. Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the comfort of your own home. The closed group aims to provide a safe online discussion space for anyone who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, who is seeking support and advice. Posts in the group are visible to group members only, not any other Facebook friends.
To access click here to join our online support group

MENtalk

Time 10.00am
Led by
Luke Simpson luke.simpson@afcb.co.uk
Cost
Free of charge any donations gratefully received
Appropriate for Open to all male patients and male loved ones

Our support group is a community of people with a similar diagnosis or situation coming together to share knowledge, encouragement, and experiences. Our male-only cancer support group could help you get peer support, gain knowledge, learn coping skills, hear from guest speakers. It can also simply be a place you can be yourself through this challenging experience and sit alongside others in the same situation.

Sound therapy

Time 10.30am
Led by
Sonja Gundry chandlersford.centre@wessexcancer.org.uk
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

Come and join our qualified Sound Practitioner Sonja for a Live Sound Meditation Journey. A time of relaxation and escapism just for you where you can travel the world from your chosen place of relaxation. Sonja will bring in various sounds along the way to enhance your journey.

Yoga

Time 11.00am
Led by
Fiona Agombar chandlersford.centre@wessexcancer.org.uk
Cost
Free of charge any donations gratefully received
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

Online gentle yoga, suitable for beginners.


Tuesday

Befriending

Available by telephone or email
Led by our Befrienders
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones
All of our volunteers are trained to listen in a non-judgemental way and give you that
much-needed space to talk about your concerns and needs. You can discuss your
situation, medical treatment and any particular concerns you may have, as well as
discussing some of the other therapies and services that are available to you.
To access Contact your local support Centre.

Facebook closed support group

Led by Wessex Cancer Trust staff, volunteers and clients
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones
For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for
friends, family members and carers. Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the comfort of your own home. The closed group aims to provide a safe online discussion space for anyone who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, who is seeking support and advice. Posts in the group are visible to group members only, not any other Facebook friends.
To access click here to join our online support group

Tai Chi Qi Gong

Time 9.00am
Led by
Jenny Newman perfectsoundworld@hotmail.co.uk
Cost
Free of charge any donations gratefully received
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

Tai Chi Qi Gong for beginners. Focusing on posture and breathing these easy to learn movements encourage relaxation balance and grounding. They are designed for all ages and abilities. Each session ends with a reflective guided meditation. A great way to start your day.

Relaxation and Meditation

Time 11.15am
Led by
Laura Evans laura.evans@wessexcancer.org.uk
Cost
Free of charge any donations gratefully received
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

This virtual group is for anyone wishing to take half an hour, or so, for themselves to listen to guided relaxation/meditation. It is for everyone, no experience necessary.

I will help anyone who’s interested to explore their ability to tap into their own vital energy and utilise this ability for relaxation and rejuvenation! There is always the option to just listen. Anyone can give it a try, there’s no pressure to join every session and group chat is kept brief to allow for a relaxing atmosphere. During the guided meditation participants video cams are switched off and microphones muted so that distractions are limited. It’s an informal and friendly atmosphere, often with small group numbers as not everyone can attend each time.

I encourage participants to be somewhere comfortable; this could be laying on a yoga mat, curled up in bed, on the sofa, in an armchair, out in the garden (although it’s a bit chilly for that now!) I encourage plenty of pillows and blankets for comfort and a glass of water nearby.

Coffee and Catch up for Patients

Time 2.00pm
Led by Our Befrienders
Appropriate for Open to patients

Check-in with others who are going through or have undergone treatment. Small
supportive group and an opportunity to check in with others in a similar situation. We
have a talk about anything and everything whilst always making time to check in on
how the week has been for everyone.
To access Email chandlersford.centre@wessexcancer.org.uk


Wednesday

Befriending

Available by telephone or email
Led by our Befrienders
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

All of our volunteers are trained to listen in a non-judgemental way and give you that
much-needed space to talk about your concerns and needs. You can discuss your
situation, medical treatment and any particular concerns you may have, as well as
discussing some of the other therapies and services that are available to you.
To access Contact your local support Centre

Facebook closed support group

Led by Wessex Cancer Trust staff, volunteers and clients
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for
friends, family members and carers. Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the comfort of your own home. The closed group aims to provide a safe online discussion space for anyone who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, who is seeking support and advice. Posts in the group are visible to group members only, not any other Facebook friends.
To access click here to join our online support group

MENtalk

Time 10.30am
Led by Luke Simpson luke.simpson@afcb.co.uk
Appropriate for Open to all male patients and male loved ones

Our support group is a community of people with a similar diagnosis or situation
coming together to share knowledge, encouragement, and experiences.
Our male-only cancer support group could help you get peer support, gain
knowledge, learn coping skills, hear from guest speakers. It can also simply be a
place you can be yourself through this challenging experience and sit alongside
others in the same situation.

Gentle Movement to Music

Time 11.15am
Led by Natasha Tobin natobin@rocketmail.com
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

A slow and easy dance-based stretching class. All you need is a chair! Beautiful
music – classical, baroque and some happy show stuff. Comfy Clothes – don’t worry
about having 2 left feet! This is about relaxation and forgetting all the things going on around you and enjoying yourself. We have a lovely supportive group to dance with.

Yoga

Time 6.00pm
Led by Fiona Agombar chandlersford.centre@wessexcancer.org.uk
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

Online gentle yoga, suitable for beginners.

Yoga for Cancer Care

Time 9:30-10:30am
Led by Jackie bournemouth.centre@wessexcancer.org.uk

A gentle yoga class to support you and your loved ones, wherever you are on your
journey. Classes may include easeful movement to release tension and stiffness,
yoga postures to help build strength, breathing practices to help balance energy, and guided relaxation to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Classes are run by breast cancer survivor and yoga teacher Jackie Hayfield. Suitable for beginners.
Available until September.

Coffee and Catch up – Any Clients

Time 6.30pm
Led by Our befrienders
Appropriate for Open to all patients, loved ones or bereaved

Small supportive group and an opportunity to check in with others in a similar
situation. We talk about anything and everything whilst always making time to check
in on how the week has been for everyone.
To access Email ann.mcdonald@wessexcancer.org.uk


Thursday

Befriending

Available by telephone or email
Led by our Befrienders
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

All of our volunteers are trained to listen in a non-judgemental way and give you that
much-needed space to talk about your concerns and needs. You can discuss your
situation, medical treatment and any particular concerns you may have, as well as
discussing some of the other therapies and services that are available to you.
To access contact your local support Centre

Facebook closed support group

Led by Wessex Cancer Trust staff, volunteers and clients
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for
friends, family members and carers. Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the comfort of your own home. The closed group aims to provide a safe online discussion space for anyone who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, who is seeking support and advice. Posts in the group are visible to group members only, not any other Facebook friends.
Click here to join our online support group


Friday

Befriending

Available by telephone or email
Led by our Befrienders
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

All of our volunteers are trained to listen in a non-judgemental way and give you that
much-needed space to talk about your concerns and needs. You can discuss your
situation, medical treatment and any particular concerns you may have, as well as
discussing some of the other therapies and services that are available to you.
To access contact your local support Centre

Facebook closed support group

Led by Wessex Cancer Trust staff, volunteers and clients
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for
friends, family members and carers.
Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the
comfort of your own home. The closed group aims to provide a safe online
discussion space for anyone who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, who is
seeking support and advice. Posts in the group are visible to group members only,
not any other Facebook friends.
Click here to join our online support group

MENtalk

Time 10.30am
Led by Luke Simpson luke.simpson@afcb.co.uk
Appropriate for Open to all male patients and male loved ones

Our support group is a community of people with a similar diagnosis or situation
coming together to share knowledge, encouragement, and experiences.
Our male-only cancer support group could help you get peer support, gain
knowledge, learn coping skills, hear from guest speakers. It can also simply be a
place you can be yourself through this challenging experience and sit alongside
others in the same situation.

Focus Meditation

Time 9.30am
Led by Jenny Newman perfectsoundworld@hotmail.co.uk
Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones
Interactive talk and meditation. Starting with a general “How are we?” chat then a
topical question to ponder focusing on positivity we then finish with a guided
meditation.


Weekends

Facebook closed support group

Led by Wessex Cancer Trust staff, volunteers and clients

Appropriate for Open to all patients and loved ones

For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for friends, family members and carers.

Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the comfort of your own home. The closed group aims to provide a safe online discussion space for anyone who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, who is seeking support and advice. Posts in the group are visible to group members only, not any other Facebook friends.

Click here to join our online support group
Page last updated – 21/6/21

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