Macmillan’s online support programme for people with cancer starting soon.

I WOULD like to let readers know that they still have time to sign up to Macmillan’s new online HOPE self-management programme., starting on Monday May 21.

For many people, dealing with cancer is the biggest challenge they will ever face.

HOPE has been designed to help people living with and beyond cancer to manage the emotional impact of their diagnosis.

It focuses on topics including managing fatigue and stress, exploring character strengths and priorities as well as living positively with the fear of recurrence.

Since the HOPE programme was launched in Wales in 2013 in partnership with Coventry University, over 220 people have been supported in locations across the country.

Feedback from those attending the programme has shown that they’ve been able to take something away to help them to look forward in life.

However, we know that some people find it difficult to attend the face to face sessions, with health medical appointments, work schedules, parenting or carer responsibilities all acting as barriers.

The online version of the programme can provide people with the support they need in their own time, at a location convenient to them, and in a way that can fit around their day-to-day lives.

I would like to encourage anyone who needs support with managing the impact of their cancer diagnosis to sign up to this free programme.

I-HOPE is an opportunity for people to explore methods to live life with cancer, and they can fit this programme around their own schedule.

The programme will begin on Monday, May 21, and will run for seven weeks. Participants are asked to commit to two hours a week, at a time that suits them.

To find out more or book a place, please contact the learning and development team in Wales on 01656 867 960 or email


Learning & Development Manager Macmillan Wales