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Event date: 
8 November, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

We warmly invite you to join us for a relaxing, positive and informative day for women like you living with or beyond ovarian cancer.

This free support event will take place on Thursday 8 November from 10am - 4pm at the County Hotel, Newcastle with lunch and refreshments included. You will be able to:

  • Meet and chat with other women who have had a diagnosis of ovarian cancer
  • Attend a choice of  workshops and explore different (and sometimes new) ways of living well
  • Hear from a panel of local clinicians and ask them any questions you may have.

You can book your place using the form below or by contacting the Supportive Services team on 020 7923 5475. You can also send them an email to ask any questions you might have about the event. 

If you have any questions about what to expect from this support event, please have a look at our most commonly asked questions about support events.

We're looking forward to seeing you there.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please tell us more about yourself so we can make sure that our communications are relevant to you:

 

Guest

You are welcome to bring one guest to support you on the day. Places are limited and women with ovarian cancer will have priority.


 

 

Special requirements

Please tell us about any additional requirements that you or your guests (if applicable) have for the event. Eg eyesight, hearing or mobility concerns.


 

Photographs

We are keen to help women share their stories and experiences, including recording informal videos and working with the media both during and after the event. Please let us know whether you would be happy to take part in this.

Ask the Experts

We have a fantastic panel of local clinicians attending. Do you have any questions that you would like us to ask them on the day?


Living well with ovarian cancer

You are able to attend two workshops during the day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). Please let us know which two workshops you would like to attend:

Coping with anxiety – This session offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of anxiety and how it can affect your overall wellbeing. With reference to psychological frameworks of stress, this workshop will offer practical and accessible techniques to help to manage anxiety to regain a sense of balance, confidence and wellbeing.

Craft and chat – Take some time out to meet others while learning some new craft skills. This session gives you the chance share your experiences with other women who have had a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and their guests while making something new. It will be run by counsellor facilitators and artists from Room for You, a charity dedicated to providing arts activities for patients undergoing cancer treatment and their loved ones. No experience of arts or crafts is required and all materials will be provided.

Mindfulness – Learn more about mindfulness as a technique to cope with the anxiety that often follows a cancer diagnosis. By encouraging you to focus on the present moment, mindfulness can have benefits for your sense of wellbeing, help with stress and anxiety. This session will cover the theory behind mindfulness and give you lots of opportunities to practice. No experience is necessary, just come with an open mind!

Intimacy, sex and body image – Ovarian cancer treatment has a profound impact on all aspects of life, but we tend not to discuss its impact on sex and intimacy. This workshop is a space for women to discuss their experiences and to learn about approaches which can help. Please note that this workshop is only for women who have had a diagnosis of ovarian cancer; guests are invited to join another workshop if there is room or have a cup of tea in the communal areas.


 

 

 

 

Do you have any concerns about attending the event or other comments?

Emergency contact details

Please let us know the best person to contact in case of emergency or accident on the day of the event.


 

 

Contact preferences

We would like to keep you updated about our services and events, ovarian cancer news, and opportunities to support us.

We would like to post information to you. Please let us know if you don’t want us to do this.

Please tick the boxes below to indicate how else you would prefer to hear from us.

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We will never sell your data and promise to keep it safe and secure. You can change your preferences at any time.

For further details on how your data is used and stored please visit our website: http://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/privacy-notice or telephone us: 020 7923 5470.

Location: 
County Hotel
Neville Street
Newcastle
NE1 5DF