Wigwam

Wigwam is a cancer support group with a difference.  It is a community designed to equip cancer patients with unbiased information and the confidence to take control of their lives, empowering them to move forward and ultimately see positive changes in their lives.

The Wigwam concept was established by the cancer charity Yes to Life as an organic network of support groups.  They provide guidance and access to resources that may help members living with cancer.

The Staines Group currently (as it is quite small) meets at our home providing the opportunity to come together to share, listen and learn.  We  meet on the first Monday of each month from 18:00 to 19:15. Between us we agree an approach for the sessions.  As well as sharing our stories, providing mutual support and lessons learnt, at each meeting we cover a discussion topic.  Typically, these could include: resources available,  weight, exercise and diet (what to avoid and what to include), lifestyle, detoxing the home, questions for you oncologist, supplements to boost the immune system, relieving stress……

Yes to Life http://yestolife.org.uk/ are the UK’s integrative cancer charity.  For more than a decade, they have provided support to people with cancer through the confusing options for care.  They offer straightforward evidence-based information on lifestyle choices as well as financial support to empower people to make their own choices about their cancer care.

If you are going through cancer treatment or are in remission and would like to know more about Wigwam please email Heather.