A LEADING cancer charity is hosting a free support course in Cumnock for patients.

Penny Brohn UK’s two-day Living Well will be offered at the new Health and Wellbeing Centre at Dumfries House in Ayrshire.

The course looks at cancer’s impact on the mind, body and emotions and shows how healthy eating, exercise and relaxation can improve health and wellbeing, before, during and after medical treatment.

Three sessions will run this year: 8 and 15 April; 5 and 12 June; 21 and 28 September. Times are from 10am - 5.30pm.

Penny Brohn UK Living Well Scotland Coordinator Jacqui Penman said: “Cancer can be overwhelming, but finding out what you can do to take back some control makes a huge difference. “ A recent course attendee said: “I really enjoyed the course and felt very comfortable throughout. I will go home with a wealth of information and a positive outlook for the future.”

The course is open to someone supporting a loved one with cancer.

Another recent attendee said: “Please attend the course! You need to take care of yourself first in order to care and support someone else.

Penny Brohn UK can give you the knowledge and guidance to do this.”

With nearly 40 years’ experience, Penny Brohn UK recognises that people with cancer need more than medicine.

Its Bristol Whole Life Approach provides integrated whole person cancer support that works alongside medical treatment to achieve the best health and wellbeing.

The approach explores areas such as diet, exercise, relationships and managing stress, through free residential and day courses, one-to-one therapies, groups and national helpline.

Living Well courses are free and empower people with cancer and their supporters to rediscover their joy of living.

Places are limited and first come, first served. To attend the course you must book in advance by calling 0303 3000 118 or emailing bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk.

For more information visit www.pe nnyb r o h n . o r g .uk/ national-living-well-services.