The Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation programme is a step-by-step approach to living with and beyond cancer, preparing you and your family with a range of tools and opportunities that can enhance your recovery and improve your ability to ‘tackle tomorrow’.
It is available to people registered with a GP in Berkshire and is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support in conjunction with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. It offers a range of tools including physical activity, health and well-being programmes, psychological support and social support. All these services are supported by trained cancer professionals.
HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?
There are a range of services that can be available for you to use when you need them. They include:
Being more physically active can help you cope with and recover from the negative effects of cancer, such as tiredness and lack of stamina and confidence.
Living with and after a cancer diagnosis can be difficult and lead to many emotions such as sadness and depression, loneliness, worry, fear and anxiety, anger and frustration. This is perfectly normal, but if these emotions become overwhelming then support from professionals can help. This is also available to your family or those who are significant to you.
Cancer can impact on many practical issues, such as the caring responsibilities you may have, work or education, as well as having a huge impact on finances. Advice from professionals can help minimise this impact.
Self-management and education:
Being informed enables you to understand your condition and empowers you to manage it more effectively. We provide a range of educational courses to suit your needs.
Social peer support:
Sharing your experience with others who have been through something similar can be really positive and uplifting. We can inform you of support groups and other activities available locally.
To help you look at moving forward, we think it’s important that these services are community-based, so all the activities take place in leisure or community centres, but they will be supported by trained cancer professionals.
BESPOKE TO YOU:
We offer a flexible service, as we recognise there may be times when the psychological and physical effects of cancer are more prominent and times when you feel you are able to continue with little or no support.
People living with cancer who have already been supported by the Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation team have said as a result:
QUESTIONS ABOUT CANCER?
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan,we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re hereto support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there.
We’ll help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again.No one should face cancer alone. For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday,9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can use our textphone service on 0808 808 0121, or the Text Relay system.
Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation Programme
If you would like further information about the Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation Programme and how it can help you, contact the team on 01344 662 909 or [email protected]
If you’d like to be referred to us for an individual assessment, talk to your health professional. Alternatively you can self refer into the programme via the contact details above.