Aged 55+? Living with and beyond cancer? Returned to work and struggling to stay active?

If you are aged 55+, living with and beyond cancer, are currently in employment and you find accessing activities a challenge due to working commitments, we would love to hear from you!

Did you know? *Working-age people now make up 1/3 (36%) of people living with a cancer diagnosis. 

As part of a short piece of research, our Macmillan Prevention & Re-enablement team would like to understand how we can better support people, who are living with and beyond cancer and have returned to work, to benefit from physical activity as part of their recovery to live well with cancer.

Evidence has shown that being physically active during or after treatment can improve your overall health and wellbeing by:
• Aiding recovery
• Reducing the risk of recurrence
• Reducing tiredness and fatigue
• Managing stress, anxiety, low mood and depression, and much more!

Perhaps you were faced with a lack of opportunities to get active around your working day? Or you were exhausted at the end of the day? Or maybe you were able to weave in some light activity now and then? Whatever your experience, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact our friendly Macmillan Team on 0117 353 3042 where you will be guided through some simple questions and have a chance to feedback on your own experiences.

About the Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement project

If you are aged 55+, are living with and beyond cancer, or a carer or supporter, then please contact our Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement team on 0117 353 3042. You will be provided with a tailored pack to support you into activity, as well as access to up to x5 activity sessions for free, through our Macmillan Taster Token scheme.

Our last Macmillan Wellbeing Day of 2018 will be taking place in Central/East Bristol later this year. Booking is essential for these events, so to register your interest please call 0117 353 3042.

*Number of working age people living with cancer shoots up 10% in five years. Macmillan Cancer Support, March 2018