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Lymphoedema Support Group

A monthly group led by Kate Oldham for people with lymphoedema to get support with the physical, emotional and practical challenges caused by lymphedema.

Monday 4th July – Review and Chat: A full hour over to you!

  • In this last session of the current series, we will look at what you have learnt and share ideas and experiences. We will also look at what other information and support you would find helpful and look at other resources that are available.

 

Next series:

Monday 5th September – What is lymphoedema; How do I know I have it and impact on life.

Monday 3rd October – Being active – why is this so important and what works for you.

Monday 7th November – Compression; why is this so important. How to look after your skin and using kinesio tape.

Monday 5th December – Therapies – what therapies are available, their benefits and how to access them.

Monday 9th January 2023 – Self Care Support Group talk.

  • In this session, we will discuss skin care, self-massage, Kinesio tape and breathing and meditation. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences.

Monday 6th February 2023 – Review and Chat. A full hour over to you!

  • In this last session of the current series, we will look at what you have learnt and share ideas and experiences. We will also look at what other information and support you would find helpful and look at other resources that are available.
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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.

If you are having difficulty booking or need more information, view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Booking Guide.

You can also contact our Client Support team by email bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk or call 0303 3000 118.

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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