Moving On Group

The Moving On Group (MOG) is a peer support group for patients, who have recently finished their breast cancer treatment.

This is a six week programme, held every Friday afternoon at the Breast Care Unit from 1pm – 3.30pm. There is a maximum of 7 patients in each group.

The group is a great way of getting support from other patients who have been through breast cancer. It is run by our Macmillan Counsellor, Michelle Quick Reg MBACP, and one of our Breast Care Nurses, Mary Costelloe.

Topics covered are feelings and emotions, moving froward, breast awareness, lymphoedema awareness, mindfulness. We also cover diet and exercise body image and sexuality fatigue and sleep.

If you would like to join, please call 01803 655634, leaving your name and hospital number and we will invite you to our next available programme.

Programme

Session 1:

Introduction to the course and ground rules

  • Getting to know each other/hopes and expectations for the group
  • Issues arising at the end of treatment
Session 2:

Feedback / review

Looking after your physical health:

  • Fatigue and sleep
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
Session 3:

Feedback / review

Looking after your psychological health:

  • Understanding our emotions
  • Stress and relaxation
  • Skills for managing emotions
Session 4:

Feedback / review

  • Cognitive Impairment after cancer
  • Exercise and activity
Session 5:

Feedback / review

  • Breast awareness
  • Lymphoedema awareness

Relationships:

  • Communication
  • Body image and sexuality
Session 6:

Feedback / review

Moving on:

  • Positive outcomes after cancer / steps to wellbeing
  • Course review / managing setbacks
  • Community links
  • Evaluation
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