Programmes and Events for Cancer Patients

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of the programmes detailed below are not operating as normal. Please contact the Macmillan Information Centre on 01623 622515 for more information on current arrangements.


Beyond Diagnosis

The Beyond Diagnosis service provides emotional and practical support to anyone affected by cancer in the Nottingham, Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood areas. One-to-one, confidential support comes from a team of specially trained volunteers and may include things like a chat over coffee or telephone support. 

For more information, to make a referral or for information about volunteering with the service, click here.


Cancer Information & Support Events

Are you newly diagnosed? Each month the Trust runs a Cancer Information and Support Event, which aims to inform you of the support and services that are available at the hospital throughout your cancer journey, whilst giving you chance to mix with other people in a similar situation and chat to some of the attending healthcare professionals.

To book your place on the next event contact us, speak to your clinical nurse specialist or call the Recovery Package Project Team on 2728.


CARE - Cancer and Rehabilitation Exercise

CARE is a gym-based group exercise programme for cancer patients at any stage of their cancer journey. There is strong evidence to suggest that exercise before treatment can improve recovery, and after treatment can prevent recurrence of some cancers. CARE brings people together to exercise in a safe and friendly environment where they can share stories, build strength and improve confidence and self esteem.

For more information or to refer, please call 0115 905 5896 or email Josh Stevenson, CARE Programme Co-ordinator by clicking here.


Hair Loss Workshop

We understand that losing your hair as part of some cancer treatments can be daunting and upsetting. Our new Hair Loss Workshop, ran in association with Trendco, addresses things like what to do when your hair falls out, how to care for your scalp, headwear options and what to do when your hair starts to grow back. The workshops run in the Welcome Treatment Centre. You only need to attend once and you will be offered a free piece of headwear to take away with you.

Call 01623 622515 ext 6499 to book a place.


HOPE Course

We know that when treatment ends some of our patients can feel a little lost. HOPE is a health and lifestyle coaching course designed to support you to live well once you have finished treatment for cancer. The course promotes self-management and runs over a 6-week period with weekly 2.5 hour sessions, covering things like managing fatigue, healthy diet, exercise, identifying your strengths and coming to terms with the affect cancer has had on your life.

Course dates can be found using the tabs to the left hand side of this page, please call 01623 622515 extension 6499 to book your place. 


Horses Help with Healing - Spirit and Soul Equine Therapy

In partnership with Macmillan, this service offers four fully funded sessions for cancer patients who would like to let go of the treatment burden, improve confidence, empower forward movement and set goals for the future. There is no riding involved and no horse experience is necessary.

Please visit their website for further information.


Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a one off, two hour workshop for cancer patients covering skincare (and make-up for women!). Anyone with a cancer diagnosis can attend the session, from diagnosis up until one year post treatment.

For more information please check their website, or to book a place call 01623 622515 ext 6499.


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

There is a growing evidence base to suggest that mindfulness reduces distress and improves coping in people with physical health problems. The Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme is a 9 week course aimed to allow our patients who are experiencing high levels of anxiety or depression to practice and learn the benefits of Mindfulness.

If you would like to attend please contact us or speak to a member of your clinical team.


Spring Into Action

This is a 12 week education and exercise programme ran by our Oncology Physiotherapy Team for anyone during or after treatment. Through Spring Into Action patients can improve their overall fitness level, make steps to combat cancer related fatigue and be empowered by the knowledge and understanding gained in the education sessions, in a safe, motivating and supportive environment.

If you are interested in this programme please contact us or speak to a member of your clinical team.