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Five wellbeing tips for you

We’ve put together five tips from our previous wellbeing events, shared by trusted experts and specialists, to help you explore a range of practical advice, sessions and support.

Our programme of digital events is shaped by you and the support that you’ve told us you need. From diet and nutrition tips to updates on new treatments, yoga and relaxation classes to having a virtual cup of tea and a chat, there’s lots to explore.  

Our free wellbeing events cover many different topics – everything from mindfulness and creative writing to ‘Empower Hour’, where you can hear about other’s experiences of ovarian cancer. 

Please remember that any information shared in this blog, or in our recorded sessions, is not a substitute for medical advice. Always talk to your medical team before making any health decisions. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone, you can call our support line to speak to one of our specialist nurses: 020 7923 5475 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). 

1. Embrace your colour palette to help with confidence 

Lead volunteer at Look Good Feel Better, Gail, talks about how everyone has a range of colours that compliment them, and talks through how to find yours. Are you Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter? 

You can find more practical tips from understanding your body shape and building a capsule wardrobe, to personalising your style in our Ovarian cancer and body confidence recorded session, to help you implement small changes to feel comfortable and confident in your body again. 

2. Aim to add some manageable exercise to your week 

Sally de la Poer, Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, talks about the importance of weekly exercise and how you can ease back in and get active, in a way that feels right for you. 

Our weekly Yoga and relaxation sessions are also a great way to boost your wellbeing. Sessions are exclusively for those with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and suitable for complete beginners.  

You can also find more from Sally on how to help build your fitness and strength and combat fatigue in our Getting back into exercise after an ovarian cancer diagnosis recorded session.

3. Try some mindful practices to help manage stress 

Claire Brett-Pitt, Level 4 Cancer Rehab Exercise Specialist and qualified British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, can lead you through how to use mindfulness to support your wellbeing in our interactive session. Mindfulness can improve wellbeing by helping us to focus on the present moment. Claire shares some short and simple mindful approaches and practices that can be used in everyday life, to help manage stress and anxious moments.  

You can try easy-to-follow exercises in our Movement and Mindfulness recorded session with Claire and Francesca Jaworska , Level 4 Cancer Rehab Exercise Specialist and Cancer Nurse Specialist. 

4. Explore writing to take time for yourself 

Angela Daniel, Cancer Support Specialist at Maggie's Manchester, shares how creative writing can help with mental wellbeing, thought clarification, building confidence as well as easing stress and anxiety. Creative writing can provide you with the chance to relax and take some time for yourself. 

You can find different writing exercises and prompts to try in our Creative writing recorded session with Angela.

5. Boost your diet and nutrition knowledge 

Janet Chu, Specialist Oncology Dietitian, shares top tips for navigating the world of diet and nutrition, sharing evidence-based information to help take the confusion out of nutrition so you can find the steps and support that are right for you.  

You can hear more practical and trusted advice from Janet,  in our Diet and nutrition: navigating advice recorded session. 

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Catch up on all our events

We’ve loved seeing so many of you at our recent digital events, but we know that some people can't always make it. Here you can watch back a selection of our digital events that cover key information for those affected by ovarian cancer.