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Guest blog: Derby County Community Trust

03 September 2019   •   by RobinP

Jack Bell from the Derby County Community Trust updates us on the first 12 months of the Wellbeing For All project.

A key factor of our funded programme was outlined to work with BAME and lower socio-economic groups in Derby, we identified to ensure this relationship was to be effective, meeting and working with key community partners would lead to possible engagement.

To date we have worked with twenty-seven partners. We have also delivered 3 community events: 

  • Indian Community Centre 
  • Pakistani women Community Centre 
  • Hadhari Centre (African Caribbean males)
  • ...
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Guest blog: Free massage sessions for cancer patients in the Walsall area

27 August 2019   •   by RobinP

Susan Findlay runs an Oncology Massage Workshop to give massage therapists a certified and accredited qualification in this area, and be able to treat those who have been affected by cancer.

For the workshop, Susan requires volunteers who have experienced cancer to come in for a free massage session. 


The massage session is taking place at 1pm, on Sunday 8th September, at Walsall College, Wisemore Campus, Walsall, WS2 8ES.

In order to be eligible for these free massage sessions, you need to have a history of cancer,...

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Guest blog: Wessex Cancer Trust, Portsmouth - “Complementary therapies to support your mind, body and soul”

19 August 2019   •   by RobinP

Every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the Wessex area. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on the entire family. That’s why Wessex Cancer Trust is committed to providing free emotional and practical support for anyone affected by cancer at its five support centres, one of which is in Cosham in Portsmouth. 

Befriending, counselling, support groups and complementary therapies – such as aromatherapy massage, reflexology, facials and Reiki are available for patients and their families. Adults of any age, with any type of cancer and at any stage, including post treatment are welcome.  Visitors can also find out more information about cancer and speak to others going through a similar experience.

Charlie Parker-Quaife is a complementary therapist for Wessex Cancer Trust.

“I’ve been a complementary therapist for over four years offering complementary therapies to cancer patients, their supporters and those bereaved due to cancer of a...

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