This webinar is external to Cancer Council, however I have looked up the hosts details and you can contact the team here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/cancer-research-network/about-us/contact-us.html
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Psychological distress in people diagnosed with cancer is common and can have a number of negative consequences for affected people, including reduced quality of life and increased experience of physical symptoms. Yoga interventions have the potential to address issues such as anxiety and depression to reduce or eliminate these effects.
Researchers at NICM Health Research Institute, part of Western Sydney University, are looking for people to take part in a short survey on wellbeing in people with cancer and their thoughts on participating in yoga practice. Responses from both those that have and haven’t done yoga before are welcome.
The survey will help design a study evaluating the effects of yoga on mental health in cancer.
Access the survey: https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6JeMrocIfTaVdJ3
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It can be helpful, reassuring and encouraging to reach out and speak to someone about your cancer experience, whether they are a cancer health care professional, or perhaps another survivor or carer like yourself.
Here are some options of who you can reach out to here at Cancer Council:
Information and Support Line 131120 Mon-Fri https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/coping-with-cancer/cancer-helpline/
Telephone Support Groups - (accessed via 131120) https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/coping-with-cancer/telephone-support-groups-for-cancer-patients-carers/
Cancer Connect (accessed via 131120) https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/coping-with-cancer/cancer-connect/
Cancer Council Online Community - right here! Find a forum, make a post and get chatting.
And external to Cancer Council
Lifeline 131114 https://www.lifeline.org.au/
There's always someone available to listen.
🌻 Laura 💛
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Hi forum followers,
Now that we're beginning to see a bit more sunshine in our days and Spring is approaching, I hope you have been able to get outside more frequently, perhaps even venturing out to the streets around your home or a local park to do some walking.
We've talked previously about some excellent Home Workouts, including
Cancer Council NSW ENRICH https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/life-after-cancer-treatment/exercise-and-cancer/
Exercise Right https://exerciseright.com.au/homeworkouts
I have come across an exercise series by the Lung Foundation Australia called "Maintaining Movement" which includes some beneficial yet easy exercises you can do at home! See the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CftDKhKRtw8&list=PLx5RMZtuxzUQkqcvPrQ9dGZyqxvpdWCub
What else have you found? Anything that you'd like to share with your peers?
I've been enjoying having more time to do some yoga sessions in my week. Yoga is great for the mind and body! My favourite part is the mindfulness activity at the end where lie still, do a body scan and feel how the stretches have loosened up our muscles.
And just remember, we're not looking to complete a marathon here! Just small increases in your step count over time will help get you on your way 💛 🌻
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After a diagnosis of cancer you might be thinking, do I:
* continue working?
* take time off?
* return to work?
*retire from work?
Work is an important part of many people’s lives and most employed people diagnosed with cancer wonder how it will affect their ability to work.
Many people fear that they will face discrimination if they tell their employer they have cancer. Others fear being dismissed because they need time off work for treatment or to care for a family member with cancer. While many employers and colleagues are caring and supportive, discrimination in the workplace can occur. Knowing your rights and responsibilities may help reassure you that you are being treated fairly.
Whether you are able to continue working during treatment for cancer or while caring for someone with cancer will depend on a number of factors, including the nature of your job, treatment side effects, the flexibility of your workplace, your leave entitlements and personal matters (such as your finances and how much support you have from family and friends).
The Cancer, Work & You information booklet provides practical support and information regarding this issue.
Read cancer stories here:
Webinar: Work and Cancer - "How do I manage difficult conversations at work?"
Useful organisations and resources
Australian Human Rights Commission - humanrights.gov.au
Cancer Council Legal, Financial and Workplace Referral Services - 131120
Department of Human Services - humanservices.gov.au
Fair Work Commission - fwc.org.au
Fair Work Ombudsman - fairwork.gov.au
Work After Cancer - workaftercancer.com.au
Find More: https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/cancer-information/legal-work-and-financial-issues/work-and-cancer/for-workers/help-and-support/
For more information:
Call 131120 Information and Support
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.