Being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and coping with treatment plans can put pressure on not only your physical health but also your mental health and wellbeing.
As part of our support programme, Make 2nds Count signposts useful resources and support designed to help patients’ wellbeing – whether through nutrition, fitness, complementary treatments or mindfulness.
'Let Make 2nds Count Lift Your Spirits’
The side of effects of treatment plans particularly chemotherapy are well documented. There are lots of products available to help alleviate some of the side effects and help with positive wellbeing.
We’ve partnered with Little Lifts to provide ‘comfort boxes’ full of specially selected items to help those living with secondary breast cancer.
2nds Together Wellbeing Retreats
We want to help everyone de-stress, relax and build friendships with others living with secondary breast cancer, giving a much needed break from life on constant treatment.
We were able to fund our first 2nds Together Wellbeing Retreats in August 2021 which were a great success.
Virtual Wellbeing Week
We wanted to create a wellbeing programme which would empower secondary breast cancer patients by allowing them to experience and participate in a range of talks and sessions led by industry experts.
The 2021 virtual wellbeing week included sessions ranging from yoga, breathing and nutrition, to speaking to your kids and also one for friends and family. Our guests will include expert Dr Professor Carlo Palmieri, involved in developing and initiating research trials in breast cancer, Kris Hallenga, founder of CoppaFeel!, and Andrew Anderson from Maggie's Centres.
Make 2nds Counts is raising funding to host regular meet-ups focused on wellbeing. Bringing together patients for peer-to-peer support the meet-up is a chance to learn about or even try something new to help your wellbeing and support a better quality of life. From yoga classes, fitness for fun and dietary experts each meet-up will give patients access to expert advice focused on a specific area of support
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