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

Penny Brohn UK’s two-day Living Well will be offered at the recently opened Health and Wellbeing Centre at Dumfries House on Saturday, March 7 and Saturday, March 14 from 10am to 4.30pm.

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

Jacqui Penman, Penny Brohn UK Living Well Scotland Coordinator, 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 also open to those supporting a loved one with cancer. Further courses are planned at Dumfries House for May, June, September and October this year.

With 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. Living Well courses are free.

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.”

To attend the course you must book in advance by calling 0303 3000 118 or emailing Penny Brohn directly for bookings as placed are limited and first come, first served. You can also visit the Penny Brohn website for more details.