New Pathway Program for people with cancer to start in Rockingham and Mandurah

New Pathway Program for people with cancer to start in Rockingham and Mandurah

THE new Pathway Program for people diagnosed with cancer will soon be available to Peel and Rockingham residents.

Hosted at Cancer Council WA’s Rockingham Cancer Support Centre, the Pathway Program gives cancer patients a chance to attend confidential support meetings and learn about effective ways to live with their diagnosis.

Meetings will include guest speakers who will cover a variety of topics, including nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, family, work and complementary therapies.

Rockingham cancer support co-ordinator Melanie Taylor said the program would provide an opportunity for cancer patients to address their greatest concerns.

“Our guest speakers come from a range of health and wellness backgrounds and will provide useful information to help patients through what can be a very difficult time,” she said.

The sessions also provide participants with an opportunity to share their experiences with people in similar situations.

“Many people find it difficult to talk about their cancer experience with family and friends, so this program will give them a chance to talk openly and learn coping mechanisms from other people sharing a similar experience,” Ms Taylor said.

Sessions will be held once a fortnight on Wednesdays, starting in August.

To register or for more information, call 9591 3118 or 9581 4059.