Group Activities alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness
Taking part in group activities lift your spirits and makes you feel more positive. They also allow you to meet people in a similar situation to you, so you can talk freely and openly about what you’re going through. The aim of all of our activities is to make you feel like you again.
Created by four Nightingale clients who found through their cancer journey that there was nothing quite like talking to someone in their shoes Though family and friends were sympathetic during their cancer journey, it was hard to expect them to understand exactly how they were feeling. And so The Coffee Club began! At the Coffee Club you can have a cuppa, some cakes and mix with people on a similar journey to you. Make new friends with people who know how you feel and understand what life with cancer is like
We’re thrilled to work with Look Good Feel Better to offer men and women workshops that boost your physical and emotional wellbeing. They provide workshops covering skincare and make-up; grooming; hair loss, haircare and wig advice and nail care. The workshops are about having fun! They are informal, relaxed and informative, giving you the chance to meet others in a similar situation. It’s a time for you to focus on yourself – and not cancer.
Come for a knit and stay for a natter. The rhythmic motion of knitting can distract you from the symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. The repetitive movements have even been found to have the same benefits to your mind and body as a meditation session. It doesn’t matter if you’re a knitting beginner or a professional all are welcome to join Knit and Natter. This group gives you a chance to practice and perfect your knitting skills, make friends and boost your mental health. Plus, it doesn’t matter if you like nattering than knitting!
Knit and Natter are currently heading up Stitches of Support, a community project that takes knitted squares from the public and creates blankets for clients going through cancer treatment. The blankets act as a reminder that people aren’t going through this journey alone, their Nightingale community is with them. Learn more about Stitches of Support here.
Nicola Jane’s mission is to help you look good, and more importantly feel confident! Their Breast Care Specialists offer a warm and personal service and are experts in all things post-surgery. They listen to your needs and help you find the best style to suit you so that you come away feeling good about yourself. Nicola Jane is the leading mastectomy and post-surgery wear specialists in the UK and will be at our centre once a month for fitting appointments.
Tropic skincare believes passionately that all skincare and beauty products should be ethical, sustainable and offer the very best and most effective results for all skin types. They have a range of over 400 vegan, freshly made and natural skincare and beauty products. Tropic Skincare run monthly group sessions, one-to-one make-up consultations, makeovers and facials at our centre.