Free ‘Wellness and Life After Cancer’ Workshop

September 25th, 2017

As part of its new Cancer Survivorship Service, Castlemaine Health is offering a free ‘Wellness and Life After Cancer’ information program for people who have been affected by cancer, including carers, friends and family.

This Cancer Council Victoria program is being run by trained local health professionals. The program will be tailored to suit the needs of cancer survivors in the local area. ‘Wellness and Life After Cancer’ is a free program open to residents from the Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges and Central Goldfields shires.

An average of 495 people are diagnosed with cancer in these 3 shires each year.

One recent participant in the program said: “Things didn’t just fall back into place like they were before I got sick. This program really helped me deal with changes in my life at home and at work. It made me realise I wasn’t the only one feeling a bit overwhelmed.”

The topics being covered include:

  • adjusting to physical and emotional changes after cancer treatment
  • working with your GP to adopt a healthy lifestyle
  • returning to work and managing the financial impacts of cancer
  • connecting to support services in the community.

The program consists of two sessions run over two consecutive Thursdays on 12 and 19 October from 10am to 2pm at Castlemaine Health, 142 Cornish Street, Castlemaine. Participants attend both sessions.

To register for the program or find out more, contact Julie Symons on 03 5471 1634 or email jsymons@castlemainehealth.org.au.

Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit organisation that has been leading the fight against all cancers for 81 years in the areas of research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy. For details visit www.cancervic.org.au, or to speak to our experienced cancer nurses call Cancer Council 13 11 20. This is a confidential service for anyone after cancer information or support.

Castlemaine Health acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

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