Education and information
Information and resources are available to support people with cancer and their families and friends throughout the cancer journey. There are dedicated information and support centres and information officers in each Trust in Northern Ireland. Information and support is also available from many local and national charities. Specific education sessions, or self management programmes are also provided, either as single events, or as a structured programme over several weeks. Information about these events and programmes are also available via your local Macmillan Information and Support Service or local charities.
Information / Education Days / Cancer Health & Wellbeing Events
These education events provide a variety of lifestyle and support information as well as signposting to other support services. Some events are specific to certain cancer types and others are open to people with all types of cancer. Many people just after cancer treatment will be invited to a Health and Wellbeing event. Please contact your local health care professional or information officer regarding times and dates of the next event in your area.
Self Management Programmes
These are usually a series of workshops or information sessions covering a variety of topics. Each session will be on average 2 hours long and continue over a period of 4-8 weeks. Search the website for self management programmes to find a programme suitable for you. There are also online self management resources available: Sexual life with prostate cancer – for men (and partners) who have been treated for prostate cancer. To access this free resource visit prostate.lifeguidewebsites.org