We have been working in partnership with GenesisCare UK, a private healthcare company, since 2013. We deliver complementary treatment support for patients undergoing chemo and radiotherapy at several of their centres across the UK.
Following a holistic needs assessment, patients are offered relaxation and mindfulness sessions, reflexology, acupuncture, counselling, as well as signposting to local and national support organisations.
“Having Penny Brohn’s treatment support for our patients is a great example of strong collaboration between a service provider and the charitable sector. Patients feel supported, encouraged to look after themselves and are benefiting greatly from the complementary therapies on offer” – Paul McPartlan, General Manager UK, GenesisCare
We work in partnership with and are funded by Macmillan Cancer Support in the Staffordshire area. This partnership allows us to support people living with cancer at different stages of their cancer experience depending on their needs. We offer a choice of events and courses and the opportunity to receive ongoing support to live well with and beyond cancer. An important part of this work involves working alongside the local Cancer Nurse Specialists to develop and deliver Health and Wellbeing Events for their patients.
We have been working in partnership with the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre since 2013. Through this partnership we have developed our Treatment Support Clinic and recently our Pre-Treatment Support Clinic which sees NHS Oncology staff working alongside our own team to offer an integrated approach to health and wellbeing. Our Treatment Support Clinic has been recognised with a Runner-Up Prize by the College of Medicine 2013 Innovation in Self Care Awards.
Sunflowersis an independent charity, which works in partnership with Penny Brohn UK to deliver our Living Well Course to cancer patients, survivors and carers in Merseyside. Sunflowers’ in-house facilitators have been trained by the Penny Brohn Academy to deliver the Bristol Whole Life Approach.
You can find out more about this course, here. You can also find out about training with our Academy, here.
We have partnered with Simply Health since 2015 based on our shared passion for health and wellbeing. Simply Health donated £35k in 2015 towards our Treatment Support Clinic. This enabled us to start the Teenage Cancer Trust project – providing Living Well courses for the parents/carers of teenagers and young adults with cancer. In 2016, they gave us £95k to continue this work but also to fund our Follow-On services.
In 2015, we were awarded a Reaching Communities grant from the Big Lottery to fund 40% of our services across England. The grant of £491,000 over three years will fund 40% of our Living Well and Follow on Services nationally. This will enable us to deliver more of our services to thousands of men and women living with cancer across the UK.
The Tim Tiley Bursary Fund awards travel bursaries for clients in need of financial support to get to the National Centre. If you are unable to get to the National Centre and would like to attend a course here, please contact us on 0303 3000 118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for details.