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Your Self Care Toolbox Guided Meditation Tues 1st June – 12pm

It delights us to welcome back Celia Beeson from Soundscape. In this session Celia will share a guided meditation focussing on connection and compassion, designed to help us navigate hard times with grace and resilience. To get the most out of the session it’s good to be sitting or lying down somewhere warm and comfortable where you can completely relax. Register Now

Nutrition Know How Eating Well Tues 1st Jun – 3pm Eating Well with Cancer

An introductory session that looks at the evidence for the role of diet and nutrition in cancer and recommendations for eating well with a cancer diagnosis. Register Now

Microbiome Weds 2nd Jun – 11am Eating for Good Gut Health, Minding your Microbiome

This session will explore the wonderful world of our gut microbes (good bugs!), their importance for health and how we can help them to flourish with the right foods and nutrients. Register Now

Nominate to help us win £1,000 Nominate Us Your nomination really counts. £1,000 could make a real difference to helping people live well with cancer, by providing up to 20 counselling sessions. Visit www.movementforgood.com and nominate us using our charity number 284881. The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word. Nominate Us

Creative Writing for Wellbeing Thurs 10th June – 10am

A free 6-week Creative Writing for Wellbeing Workshop Programme to Support People Affected by Cancer in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area. Delivered using Zoom and email.

Discover the therapeutic benefits of creative writing in a safe, supported group run by poet Claire Williamson. Take some time to support your own wellbeing; find out how being creative can lead to insight, enjoyment and relaxation; meet and share with others in a similar situation to your own. No previous writing experience needed. Limited places available but you can be added to a waiting list for the next programme. To find out more and book a place you can: Email fresh.arts@nbt.nhs.uk or call Donna Baber, Fresh Arts Manager on 07554 334 828. Email fresh.arts@nbt.nhs.uk

Opportunity to take part in research

Are you a supporter or carer for someone living with cancer? Would you be interested in sharing your experiences of support during COVID-19? My name is Sarah Churchward and I am one of the Evaluation Leads at Penny Brohn UK. Alongside my work at Penny Brohn UK, I am also studying for a Master of Research (MRes) in Health & Wellbeing at the University of Bristol. For my dissertation I am taking an in-depth look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on support for supporters (carers) of adults living with cancer. I am hoping to talk to supporters who have accessed Penny Brohn UK’s online services over the past year, and also those who have not (but their loved one has). This work is being carried out separately from my work at Penny Brohn UK but the findings will be shared with them. I hope that the findings from this study will help improve understanding of the support needs and experiences of cancer carers. If you agree to take part, the interview would be held on Zoom (although could be done over the phone if you prefer), at a time that suits you, and would last approximately one hour. If you are living with cancer and have a supporter or carer, please help by encouraging them to take part. Please get in touch at sarah.churchward@pennybrohn.org.uk for more information. Email Sarah

2 Day Online Healing Retreat Tues 1st June & Weds 2nd June – 9:45-4:30pm

Cost: £50, which includes a £10 donation to Penny Brohn UK. We are pleased to recommend this online healing retreat being held by healers and friends of Penny Brohn UK, Michele Eve and Roz Chissick. It is an opportunity to nourish the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Roz and Michele will guide you through a range of mindfulness exercises and creative writing, connection to nature, yoga nidra, and of course Healing Circles, to tap into the wellspring of nurturing and support that is available. The days run from 9.45 until 4.30, with a downloadable guided visualisation for sleep on the first evening. More Information

Resource of the week Integrative Approaches for Breast Cancer Webinar

This recording is from a live webinar on 29th April 2021 as part of the GenesisCare and Penny Brohn UK Presents series of webinars. The webinar discusses how people with breast cancer can support themselves, deal with side effects and build resilience after a cancer diagnosis. View Webinar

1-2-1 Telephone Support

We are taking bookings for Doctor support, Counselling, Nutrition therapy, and Exercise therapy. 0303 3000 118. bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk

We believe that everybody should have equal access to the emotional and practical support they need to live life as fully as possible with the impact of cancer. Online, and 1:1 sessions are made possible by your generosity. They are run entirely on donations. We have no set charges, we simply ask you to give what you can – if you can. Make a Donation

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