Cancer patients in need of volunteer complementary therapists

August 31 2017

COMPLEMENTARY therapists have the chance to help patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

COMPLEMENTARY therapists have the chance to help patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

The Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital is looking for qualified volunteers to join its team and make a difference to patients and their families.

Those at the centre said complementary therapies such as reflexology, massage, shiatsu, reiki and Indian head massage could reduce stress and anxiety, allowing people to cope better with their illness and pain control.

Anyone who would like to become a volunteer must have had at least six months experience as a therapist since qualifying and will be required to attend a free workshop on adapting therapies for cancer patients. The next workshop takes place on September 21.

For more details and to apply, contact cancer information and support specialist Lianne Mack by emailing lianne.Mack@nbt.nhs.uk or phoning 0117 414 7051.

The Macmillan Wellbeing Centre offers drop-in information, advice and support to anyone with a diagnosis of cancer and their families or carers.