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Recovering cancer patients and their carers are being invited to join a new 'walk and talk' group starting in Peterlee.

Recovering cancer patients and their carers are being invited to join a new 'walk and talk' group starting in Peterlee.

Elizabeth Cook, Health Improvement Practitioner, Cancer Information and Support Service, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust said: "The walk and talk support group is for people recovering from cancer and their carers. A gentle walk could reduce cancer related fatigue and stress/anxiety as well as improving low moods. We would like to encourage clients to join the group for support and gentle exercise.

 

"The walks will be led by staff and volunteers from the cancer information team who have all participated in walk leader training. We have set up the group as research and recommendations from Macmillan Cancer Research state that being active with other people can really make a difference during recovery."

The Walk Talk group we hope to establish will enable our client to do this. We have planned our walks using the centre here in Peterlee as a base.

 

The Walk and Talk Group launch will take place on 26th April from 1pm-3pm at the Cancer Information Centre 20 Upper Chare, Castledene Shopping Centre, Peterlee. Walks will then be held on a monthly basis.

'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital