Recovering cancer patients and their carers are being
invited to join a new 'walk and talk' group starting in
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.
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham