ENRICHing Survivorship - A free exercise & nutrition program for cancer survivors
Healthy eating and regular exercise can improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, stamina, self-esteem and quality of life. Exercise can also reduce fatigue, nausea, pain, anxiety and depression.
What is ENRICHing Survivorship
ENRICHing Survivorship is facilitated by an exercise physiologist/ physiotherapist, dietitian, yoga instructor and volunteers to restore your physical and emotional wellbeing after cancer treatment. The program runs one day per week for 8 weeks and each session is 2 hours. See program dates and locations.
The program is made up of the following components:
- Six sessions focus on exercise and nutrition to improve cancer health (ENRICH).
- A yoga and mindfulness session introduces relaxation breathing techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety.
- A peer support session provides practical information, discussion and ideas about how to adjust to the changes following cancer treatment.
Who can join ENRICHing Survivorship
The program is available to people over 18 who have completed active cancer treatment. For people diagnosed with certain cancer types requiring long term treatment the program is available provided the participant is feeling well and able to physically participate. A carer, partner or family member is welcome to attend with the cancer survivor.
To find out more information about the ENRICHing Survivorship program:
If you are a Health Professional, you can refer a patient to the ENRICHing Survivorship program:
Program dates and locations:
North Wollongong – Thursdays: 4 March – 22 April 2021, 10am – 12noon
Castle Hill – Saturdays: 1 May – 19 June 2021, 10am – 12noon
Woolloomooloo – Fridays: 7 May – 25 June 2021, 10am – 12noon
Albury – Wednesdays: 9 June – 28 July 2021, 10am – 12noon
Charlestown (Newcastle) – Monday: 19 July – 6 September 2021, 10am – 12noon
Wahroonga – Fridays: 23 July – 10 September 2021, 10am – 12noon
Camperdown – Thursdays: 29 July – 16 September 2021, 1pm – 3pm
Penrith – Fridays: 30 July – 17 September 2021, 10am – 12noon
Concord – Fridays: 8 October – 26 November 2021, 10am – 12noon
Castle Hill – Saturdays: 9 October – 27 November 2021, 10am – 12noon
To find out more, contact us on 1300 360 541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ENRICH program was developed by Cancer Council NSW in collaboration with the University of Newcastle.