H.O.P.E. programme offered to people after their cancer treatment


From July 2018 Leicester’s Hospitals are launching free six-week courses which could help cancer patients to get more out of life.

The Help to Overcome Problems Effectively (H.O.P.E) programme – is a health and lifestyle coaching course to support people after their cancer treatment.

Developed by Coventry University and Macmillan Cancer Support the course is an accredited self-help programme.

The course aims to help people to take control, boost confidence and teach relaxation techniques.

Jane Pickard, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse said: “We are delighted to be able to offer H.O.P.E courses.

“For some people going back into their everyday routine after finishing cancer treatment can feel daunting.

“It’s all about bringing people together; stress management and helping people feel more confident and face the future. These courses are a way to help people feel more like themselves again.”

Each course takes place over 6 weeks in weekly 2½ hour sessions. People interested in attending the course can contact their keyworker or the Macmillan Information and Support Centre directly.

Courses start in July at the Macmillan Information and Support Centre, Leicester Royal Infirmary.

For more information, contact Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre on 0116 258 6189 or visit: www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/cancerinfo