Move More ANGUSalive
If you have had a cancer diagnosis, whatever stage you are in your cancer journey, Move More ANGUSalive is here to support you to get and stay active.
Move More ANGUSalive and COVID-19
Unfortunately we are not currently able to offer any face-to-face classes. However, we are developing various online opportunities and can also provide telephone support to help you to increase your activity. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01307 492059.
Macmillan Cancer Support also offers lots of support through their website and support line, as well as local advice on welfare rights. These are detailed below:
Macmillan Support Line
For information, support or just someone to talk to, call free on 0808 808 00 00. The Support Line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm or visit www.macmillan.org.uk
People with cancer are understandably worried about Coronavirus. For the latest guidance from Macmillan Cancer Support, please see https://www.macmillan.org.uk/coronavirus. There is a wealth of information covered, including how to stay well and keep active whilst staying at home.
Angus Macmillan Welfare Rights Service
The Macmillan Welfare Rights Service works in co-operation with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide advice on benefits and debt options for people in Angus, living with and/or affected by cancer. This service provides free, independent and confidential advice on a range of issues.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.00pm
Find out more:
- call 03452 777 778
- email: email@example.com
What is Move More?
ANGUSalive is working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to develop Move More across Angus. Move More Scotland is part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s national campaign to support people living with and beyond cancer to find an activity that is right for them, with individually tailored health behaviour change support for people to continue to be active.
The programme aims to ensure that people living with cancer are supported to become physically active, both before, during and after treatment. In addition to our established programme of activities, we are now developing a programme of cancer specific opportunities:
Gentle Movement, walking, gardening, and circuit-based classes.
Why Move More?
Leading a physically active lifestyle during and after cancer is linked to improvements in many of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatments. An active lifestyle can help overcome fatigue, anxiety and depression, while protecting the heart, lungs and bones.
In some cases, being physically active has been shown to slow disease progression, improve survival and reduce the chance of recurrence.
Who is eligible to access Move More?
Anyone in Angus who has had a cancer diagnosis is eligible for support to be physically active through Move More ANGUSalive.
Gentle Movement classes take participants through a range of exercises which incorporate breathing techniques and mindfulness, and are led by qualified volunteers.
The exercises are designed to get people moving but also provide an opportunity to relax. All the exercises can be done seated or standing.
If you are interested in attending one of the following classes please telephone or e-mail Move More:
Carnoustie Sports Centre Thursdays at 1pm
Saltire Sports Centre first Wednesday of every month at 6pm
Montrose Sports Centre Mondays at 2.45pm
These classes are delivered by fitness instructors with specialist cancer and exercise training. Circuit-based classes consist of a variety of simple exercises that are done in a circuit that is adapted to suit your level of ability and fitness.
The instructors are always on hand to offer guidance and support.
Brechin Community Campus Mondays at 1.45pm
Forfar Community Campus Tuesdays at 10:30
Saltire Sports Centre Thursdays at 2pm
Montrose Sports Centre Wednesdays at 2.30pm (starts 1st April 2020)
Led by a trained volunteer, these groups are low level, short, sociable walks which can be adapted to suit the participants.
Macmillan friendly health walks are currently available in:
Montrose - Walk & Talk, Mondays 1pm
Arbroath - Meander, Wednesdays 12pm
If you are interested in attending, please telephone or e-mail Move More.
These are led by volunteers and provide participants with the opportunity to get active through gardening.
Activities can include developing floral and sensory garden displays or growing your own fruit and vegetables to harvest and take home to enjoy. Raised beds are utilised for ease of access and green fingers are not required.
Gardening activities are due to be developed soon.
Macmillan is one of the leading charitable organisations in the UK, providing specialised health care, support and information to people affected by cancer and their families. The charity was founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan with the mission to ease the suffering of families affected by cancer, and strives to continue improving the experience of those affected by the disease. For support, call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk