Penny Brohn UK

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Toral Event

Lifestyle Medicine and the South Asian Population

Toral Shah, founder of The Urban Kitchen is hosting these series of talks exploring the experience and impact of cancer in the South Asian community.

Focusing on diet and lifestyle, this series of events will explore how we can improve the impact of treatment and its outcome as well as minimise the risk of cancer reoccurrence. The sessions will explore the emotional impact of cancer and will be supported to make practical plans to help you manage the impact and live well with cancer.

This programme is centred around four South Asian-specific nutrition and cancer talks taking place between September and February, which will be delivered in both English and Gujarati/other South Asian language and Hindi explanations. Each talk will last around 45 minutes and include 15 minutes for Q&A at the end.

Toral Shah:

Creating specific nutrition and lifestyle cancer events for the South Asian community in the UK will help us to ensure that advice shared is both culturally sensitive and adheres to the various dietary and lifestyle requirements that we have, as South Asians helping us to heal and recover through cancer diagnosis and treatment, and beyond.

  • 14 Sept 2021 Cancer in South Asian communities: How can we use nutrition and lifestyle as a preventative measure?
  • 12 Oct 2021: How can we reduce risk & recurrence of breast cancer via diet and lifestyle?
  • 8 Dec 2021 : Topic to be confirmed
  • 15 Feb 2022 : Topic to be confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that everybody should have equal access to the practical, emotional and social support they need to live life as fully as possible with the impact of cancer.
These sessions are made possible by your generosity. They are run entirely on a donation basis. There are no set charges, we simply ask you to give what you can - if you can.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about how to join the session.

We use Zoom for our online sessions. You can download Zoom for your PC/Laptop or find it on iOS App Store or Google Play.

Zoom have created a video and guidance on joining a session.

For the comfort and safety of everyone joining our online groups we have a few room rules we ask everyone to observe.

  • Try and arrive on time for the start of the session if you can, if you do join late please mute yourself on entry to avoid disturbing others.
  • In general it makes for a better group experience if people can see each other, but do feel free to turn your video camera off if you are not feeling up to being visible that day
  • Make yourself comfortable and join the meeting from your favourite cosy space, but if your video camera is on, please check what can be seen by others. Although pyjamas are fine if you’re currently bed-bound, do dress in a way that is appropriate for a group gathering.
  • Please keep yourself on mute unless you are talking, especially when there may be distracting noises in the background.
  • Take part in discussions and question-and-answer sessions, if you want to, but please listen to others and help the meeting host to ensure everyone has time to speak if they wish. The group lead may suggest using the hands up icon or typing questions into
    the chat box.
  • If group participants share personal stories and sensitive information, please treat this as confidential and avoid disclosing anything outside of the group without their permission.
  • Should a group participant share information that raises a concern for their personal safety, we will follow this up privately in line with our safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Technical failures and internet problems are quite common with online platforms, if the facilitator or another participant experiences problems please be understanding.
  • In the unlikely event that a group participant says or does something inappropriate in a session, we will immediately remove them from the room and may take further action.

Thank you.

Advice given by Penny Brohn UK does not replace advice given by your healthcare professional or medical guidance.

Online group meetings are not suitable for discussing individual medical treatments or concerns, please note that we offer integrative doctor consultations and other therapeutic support by phone or video consultation for Penny Brohn UK clients requiring tailored advice and support.

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Dec 08 2021


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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