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Free course for cancer survivors
4:40pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
CANCER survivors could benefit from a new course aimed at re-building their confidence from next month.
Run jointly by the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, the HOPE course is designed to help people get on with their lives after treatment.
HOPE stands for Help to Overcome Problems Effectively, and it is the first time this free scheme has been run in Colchester.
Debbie Farthing, Macmillan information and support manager, said: “Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face, but people don’t have to go through it alone.
“The HOPE course emphasises the strengths people already possess and looks at how to make the most of them. This course can play an important role in helping people who are living with cancer to find new ways to regain confidence.”
The course begins with a taster session at Colchester General Hospital on Wednesday October 24 between 10.30am to 1pm. It will be followed by six weekly sessions at the hospital between the same times, starting on Wednesday November 7.
There are 12 places available.
For further information about the course or to book a place contact Debbie Farthing on 01206 744401 or at email@example.com.