Wellbeing event to spotlight services

Stonehaven Community Centre

Stonehaven Community Centre

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A wellbeing event which aims to shine a spotlight on some of the services available for those affected by cancer is to be held in Stonehaven.

Hosted by CLAN Cancer Support, the event will take place on today, (Friday, November 6) from 1pm to 3pm within Stonehaven Community Centre.

The event will welcome key speakers Cathy Clark and Alan Brookes. Cathy is a nutritionist with CLAN Cancer Support and will share some hints and tips on how healthy eating may have a positive impact on those affected by cancer. Alan will be representing Prostate Cancer UK and will speak about his own experience with the illness alongside sharing guidance on the help, support and advice he received.

As well as the guest talkers, the Kincardine and Mearns Citizen Advice Bureau will be present with help and advice for those affected by cancer and experiencing financial worries. The bureau’s energy advisor will also be present at the event.

Social care charity VSA will be represented throughout the afternoon, with its carers support team available for those looking for information on the help the charity provides to carers and family members who are supporting an individual through a cancer diagnosis.

Various taster sessions for a number of CLAN’s complementary therapies will also be held, with qi-gong and relaxation techniques on offer. Guidance on how these may be able to support an individual will also be made available.

Gemma Powell, Aberdeenshire area services co-ordinator, said: “The premise of CLAN’s wellbeing events is to give attendees an insight into a number of services that CLAN can provide alongside those of some of our partner charities and organisations that we regularly work with.

“The upcoming wellbeing event in Stonehaven will give those affected by cancer from the Mearns area a range of different guidance and advice on a variety of subjects. We’re also thrilled to welcome along both Cathy and Alan, along with the Kincardine and Mearns Citizen Advice Bureau and VSA for what I’m sure will be an informative and valuable afternoon.”

Those interested in attending and would like more information or to book a place in one of the taster sessions are asked to contact CLAN in Stonehaven on 01569 762398.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org