Cancer Council ACT are ENRICHing the lives of local cancer patients after treatment

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This week saw the first group graduate from the free Cancer Council ACT ENRICHing Survivorship program in Canberra. On Monday 6 December 2021 participants completed an 8-week program that supports their physical and emotional wellbeing after cancer treatment.

ENRICHing Survivorship is a free program delivered by Cancer Council ACT to help local cancer survivors live life well after treatment. Facilitated by an exercise specialist, dietician, yoga instructor and volunteers the program guides participants through exercise, nutrition, mindfulness and peer support to restore their physical and emotional wellbeing after cancer treatment.

Client Services Manager Samantha Palmer says, “Cancer survivors face many physical and emotional challenges after treatment. Research shows that exercise has many benefits after cancer treatment. It can help with side effects, speed up recovery, and improve quality of life.”

Quotes from graduating participants, December 2021:

Margaret – “Well organised and very motivating to keep carrying on”

Veronica – “I loved coming somewhere I could talk freely and openly about cancer. The peer support was top of the list.”

Janie – “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

 

ENRICHing Survivorship will run in 2022 across four programs that run for 8-weeks each, starting back in February 2022.

To find out more or register your interest in attending the ENRICHing Survivorship program head here.

 

Contact Details:

For information in regard to Cancer Council ACT and the ENRICHing Survivorship program please contact:

Media Contact:

Alison Hall, Communications Officer

Email: alison.hall@actcancer.org

Phone: 0402826393

Program Contact:

Samantha Palmer, Client Services Manager

Email: samantha.palmer@actcancer.org

Secondary Contact:

Verity Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 0418 631 461

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