New course for prostate cancer sufferers

A new course for prostate cancer sufferers has been set up in Worthing
A new course for prostate cancer sufferers has been set up in Worthing

PROSTATE Cancer UK and the Movember Foundation are backing a new free 12-week programme to help men in the Worthing area living with prostate cancer.

The proactive course, which is split into 90-minute weekly sessions, will start at Worthing Leisure Centre on Wednesday, April 22.

Sessions are available to anyone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, whether they are in remission or currently undergoing treatment.

Catherine Winsor, community support services manager at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “This course is a great opportunity for men to take a step back and focus on their overall health and wellbeing through exercise and positive psychology, so that they are in a better frame of mind to deal with blows that living with prostate cancer can often involve.”

The sessions are divided into discussion and non-compulsory gentle physical activity. Discussion topics relate to health, happiness, diet and physical activity focusing on setting goals and implementing lifestyle and behaviour changes.

Developed by Dr. Tim Anstiss, founder of The Academy for Health Coaching and a leading authority on behaviour change, the course covers positive psychology, happiness and wellbeing, as well as gradually increasing fitness levels and offering tips for managing weight.