Going through breast cancer can be a hard slog. That's why it's important that you take some time to understand the support services available to you, and then use them!
There are tonnes out there, but here are just a few to get you on your way:
Look Good Feel Better Workshop
YWCA Encore Program
Gather My Crew
Healthy Living After Cancer Program
Each of the above offer different outcomes, so spend some time having a look and seeing what's best for you. You may choose to do one or two, or even all of them. And the best part? They're all FREE! So what are you waiting for?!
Recently I interviewed Liz Hing from the Cancer Council to learn all about the Health Living After Cancer Program.
Essentially it's a 6-month personalised free health coaching program, undertaken via telephone calls, It involves approximately 12 phone calls of around 30-minutes in duration, with the aim of empowering people to improve their health.
The program works with the individual to set goals around activity, diet, nutrition and making lifestyle changes, and the results being seen to date have been fantastic. They've included weight loss, BMI healthy range, increased intake of fruit and vegetables, improvement in diet and physical activity levels, better sleep, lessened stress around cancer reoccurrence, and chronic disease prevention.
It's available to anyone who's finished active cancer treatment, regardless of how far down the track you are. For more information contact the Cancer Council on 13 11 20 or https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/healthy-living-after-cancer-program/
LISTEN: Want to learn more? Check out The Pink Movement Podcast Episode 14 with Liz Hing, where she shares more on the Healthy Living After Cancer Program and provides some tips on how to kick start your healthy living after breast cancer.