News and Calendar of Events

Macmillan Information Service - Support Groups and Workshops - Introduction
Joining a support group or attending an event offers a chance to talk to other people who may be in a similar situation and facing similar challenges.
 
At the Whittington we have developed a wide range of Health and Well-being events and groups for both patients and their family and friends to provide a variety of support. Click the tabs below to browse through upcoming events.

 Latest news

 We're excited to announce a few new additions to our support service:
  • The Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service, delivered by Barnet Citizens Advice . You can be referred by your nurse specialist or by the Macmillan Service.  Alternatively you can contact them yourself : http://www.whittington.nhs.uk/document.ashx?id=15536
  •   COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES for cancer patients at Whittington Health NHS Trust.

    We are pleased to announce that we are resuming our massage therapy sessions from January 2024 thanks to a grant given by The Whittington Health Charity. This grant will enable us to resume this service until the end of this year.

    Currently we will be offering massage sessions, but we hope to extend that to also offering acupuncture in the not-too-distant future. If you would be interested in receiving a course of complementary therapy treatments, then please either email:

    whh-tr.oncologywellbeing@nhs.net

    or speak to your Clinical Nurse Specialist or the Macmillan Information and Support Service.

    Whilst we wish to maintain this as a free service to our cancer patients, we would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation towards the cost of these treatments, only if you are in a position to do so We appreciate that the financial impact of living with cancer can be challenging and If you feel  are unable to make a donation this will in no way affect your ability to receive complementary therapies.

    Any additional money raised will be fed back into the service which will hopefully mean more people can benefit from these treatments over a longer period of time.

    If you want to read more about the work of Whittington Health Charity please click on this weblink Whittington Health Charity

  • New Physiotherapy for cancer patients for cancer-related problems. Ask your nurse specialist or doctor to refer you.
  • Six week Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) course for Help Managing Hot Flushes & Night Sweats for Breast Cancer Patients starting 25th April 2024
  • Workshops on Intimacy following a Cancer Diagnosis- Dates tbc
  • Tree of Life Workshop- Two half day workshops 18th & 25th April 2-4.30pm
Please watch this space for more details.
 
All of our workshops/courses take place in the Whittington Education Centre unless otherwise stated. Room numbers can change so always please check with the reception staff.

 

Calendar of events

 
 April
  • 11th April 2.00-3.00pm Session for Newly Diagnosed patients on zoom
  • 18th April 2.00-4.30pm Tree of Life Workshop part 1. WEC Room B5
  • 25th April 2.-4.30pm Tree of Life part 2. WEC Room B9
25th April 3-4.30pm CBT course Managing Hot Flushes & Night Sweats (1). WEC A4 30th April- 2.30-4.45 C Factor(1). WEC B1/2
 
May
  • 2nd May CBT for Hot Flushes & Night Sweats (2). WEC A4 3-4.30pm   Wellbeing Workshop (1)
  • 9th May 3-4.30pm CBT for Hot Flushes & Night Sweats(3). WEC A4
  •  14th May; C Factor (2);2.30--4.45pm; WEC A1&2
14th May(time tba will be AM)Intimacy & the medically Induced Menopause (zoom) Caroline Lovett (Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist). 23rd May Session for Newly Diagnosed patients 2-3pm on zoom. 23rd May CBT for Hot Flushes & Night Sweats (5) 3-4.30pm. WEC A4. 28th May C Factor (3) 2.30-4.45pm. WEC A1&2. 30th May CBT for Hot Flushes & Night Sweats (6) 3-4.30pm. WEC A4
June
  • 11th June C Factor(4) 2.30-4.45pm-12.30. WEC C2
 
Find our more about these events on our Supporting your Wellbeing page. To reserve your place at any of the events, please contact us.
 
Last updated04 Apr 2024
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