Macmillan Move More
The Sports Partnership is working with Macmillan Cancer Support to support anyone living with and beyond cancer to 'Move More' - becoming and staying active at a level that's right for them.
Are you living with and beyond cancer?
When you're living with and beyond cancer, physical activity can help you make a positive change to your life. Being active during and after treatment can help to manage the side effects of treatment, such as fatigue, depression and muscle wasting and it can help to keep the heart, bones and lungs strong. Many people say it helps them to feel like themselves again. Doctors used to advise people to rest as much as possible during treatment, but this has changed. We now know that too much rest results in loss of muscle strength and low energy levels.
You may be a little nervous about building up your activity levels, particularly if it's for the first time or if you haven't been very active for a while. You may feel too tired or just not know where to begin.
"It's important that cancer patients don't feel isolated during treatment and we want to encourage our patients to keep active whilst enjoying themselves in a socially friendly environment"
Worcestershire Acute Trust
Our Move More Co-ordinator, who really understands cancer, is there to provide personalised, ongoing support to help you get active. We will sit down with you, at a time and place of your choosing, for an informal consultation and will help you find a safe and effective way of getting more active.
We can support you to:
- overcome your concerns about getting active
- plan safe and effective activities to build your physical fitness in ways that suit you
- use physical activity to manage the side-effects of treatment
- choose enjoyable physical activities that fit into your life and match your interests
- plan ongoing support to help you keep as active as you would like to be
If you, or someone you know, has been affected by cancer and is interested in becoming more active, please download the Move More Information Leaflet and Self-Referral Form below.
Do you work with people living with and beyond cancer?
Macmillan's research shows that:
- 25% of people with cancer say they experience poor health or disability after cancer treatment. This can include depression, fatigue, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, blood clots, erectile dysfunction and heart damage.
- 50% of people living with and beyond cancer have at least one co-morbidity, with many having three or more
If you are a Professional working with individuals living with and beyond cancer then please download the Healthcare Professional Referral Form.
- Macmillan Move More Leaflet and Self-Referral Form (PDF, 324 Kb)
- Move More Worcestershire Healthcare Professional Referral (PDF, 203 Kb)
- Macmillan Year 1 Impact (PDF, 838 Kb)
Macmillan Move More Physical Activity Co-ordinator
- Macmillan project
- Physical activity co-ordination
- 01905 542381 / 07826534075