How Do You Feel?
The Wellbeing service is here to help with the emotional and physical effects of a cancer diagnosis.
A course of sessions with an experienced therapist/counsellor can give you valuable one-to-one time, which can help you to develop your own coping skills.
We also have several group options and additional services for you to consider which will be discussed when we meet you.
Many people find that the support they receive helps them to cope at a difficult time. They report that their general sense of Wellbeing improves.
To find out more about the services available click on the pages below or alternatively contact the centre to make a referral and to discuss next steps.
T: 01274 776688
- Initial Meetings
- Complementary Therapies
- Groups & Classes
- Image Solutions - Make-Up Class
- Image Solutions - Scarves
Once you have been contacted by a member of our Wellbeing team, an appointment for a Wellbeing Initial Meeting will be made for you.
Initial Meetings give you the opportunity to talk in confidence and for us to tell you about the support we have to offer.
Each meeting takes place at the Centre and lasts about 30 minutes, during this time we will listen and ask questions and then together put a suitable plan in place.
Tell us what you need and we'll be there to give you as much or as little support as you feel you'd like.
Telephone: 01274 776688
Our volunteer team of qualified complementary therapists offer a range of therapies that can help you feel better.
Whether that's by reducing stress and tension, relaxing and easing sleeplessness, or giving you coping skills to deal with anxiety.
If you are being treated for cancer, some complementary therapies can provide symptom relief for pain and sickness as well as helping with fatigue.
We have a wide range of therapies available all of which will be discussed and considered as part of your programme of support during your initial meeting. However if you would like to find out more about a specific therapy see below:
Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils to promote physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. Treatments are usually offered in the form of a gentle massage after a holistic assessment by your therapist. Our volunteer Aromatherapists are qualified and experienced practitioners.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) is a simple and easy-to-use technique and can help to promote effective relief from stress, anxiety and symptom relief through tapping on certain energy points. Our volunteer EFT therapists are qualified and experienced practitioners.
Hypnotherapy involves reaching a deep and natural state of relaxation, which helps to relax and calm the body and mind. The therapist will help you to enter a very relaxed state and will take you through a relaxation routine. At all times during a session you will still have complete awareness and control. Our volunteer Hypnotherapist is a qualified and experienced practitioner.
Indian Head Massage
This is a massage technique which works on the shoulders, arms, neck, scalp and face. It can help ease tension, promote relaxation and help to reduce stress. This therapy can be performed with or without the use of essential oils. Our volunteer Massage therapists are qualified and experienced practitioners.
Life coaching helps you to recognise your self-worth and to make positive changes in your life. Our life coach will support and encourage you throughout the process, helping you to keep to your objectives and targets. Our volunteer Life Coaching therapist is a qualified and experienced practitioner.
Massage can help to promote physical and mental relaxation and stimulate the body's vital energy to encourage circulation and lymphatic flow. The therapist will adapt the techniques used to suit your individual needs after your initial consultation. Our volunteer Massage therapists are qualified and experienced practitioners.
This is a specialised form of foot massage working on the reflex areas of the feet to promote relaxation, relieve stress and tension by stimulating the body's own healing mechanism. Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the body and mind. Our volunteer Reflexologists are qualified and experienced practitioners.
Reiki is a system of 'hands-on' therapy that works to harmonise and balance all aspects of your wellbeing; physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually thus promoting the body's own natural healing process. All can benefit from the relaxing and re-energising effects of this gentle therapy. Our volunteer Reiki therapists are qualified and experienced practitioners.Read More
Our volunteer team of qualified Counsellors and our Counselling placement volunteers provide a confidential counselling service. All personal information disclosed is confidential to the Centre. No information is disclosed to a third party without the permission of the person concerned except in exceptional circumstances such as the safety of an individual or a legal requirement.
Counselling offers people an opportunity to speak to someone who is not involved in any other way in their lives about matters which may be worrying or distressing for them. One of the most important aspects which our volunteer counsellors can offer is time on a regular basis to focus on inner thoughts and feelings. The counsellor does not give advice but will listen and discuss the courses of action which are open to the individual.Read More
If you want the opportunity to chat to other people and share experiences whilst learning something new we have a variety of creative, fun classes and groups available.
Extend A 10 session course of very gentle exercise to music, designed to improve flexibility within the bounds of any medical condition - May be done seated.
Craft Club One of the many art based activity groups designed to give participants a sense of pleasure, satisfaction, achievement and some time out - No previous skills necessary.
Watercolours 12 Week Watercolour course designed to give participants a sense of pleasure, satisfaction, achievement and some time out - No previous skills necessary.
Body & Mind Weekly sessions designed to provide new techniques and coping skills – breathing techniques, visualisation, positive thinking, meditation and gentle yoga. Clients may attend up to 20 sessions.
Positive Steps This is a 6 week structured course which addresses the psychological impact of cancer and offers support, provides tools to cope and empowers you in making Positive Steps towards managing life with cancer.
Carers Group This is a new group which offers you the opportunity to meet other carers in a supportive group setting and for you to develop easy to learn self-help techniques using EFT.
Meditation Group Our new Meditation Group gives you the opportunity to learn new techniques and coping strategies including; meditation, breathing techniques, visualisation, listening to the body, knowing & loving yourself, promoting health & wellbeing and mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness Group This is an 8 week programme which allows participants to learn new techniques for practical skills and coping strategies, techniques include mindful eating and movement, body awareness, sitting practices, managing stress and self-compassion.
Bereavement Support Group This support group runs on a fortnightly basis, offering participants the opportunity to meet people in a similar situation and talk in a safe and confidential space. The group is facilitated by our qualified therapist.
To discuss your eligibility and to find out more please get in touch on 01274 776688
Are you undergoing or have recently completed a course of chemotherapy?
Image Solutions is dedicated to improving the wellbeing and confidence of people undergoing treatment for cancer. Our aim is to improve self-image and appearance through free group and self-help skincare and make-up workshops. The sessions provide the opportunity to learn new techniques, gain support and help to restore a feeling of control.
Image Solutions Make-Up Class is delivered by trained beauty volunteers who share their tips and techniques for minimising side-effects such as skin changes and loss of brows and lashes.
If you are interested in attending this 2 hour Masterclass, please contact our Wellbeing service - 01274 77 66 88Read More
Are you undergoing chemotherapy?
Do you need help preparing for and coping with the possibility of losing your hair?
Image Solutions is a free service provided by our team of volunteers in both our Bradford and Skipton Centres.
Each individual appointment will be up to 90 minutes. During your appointment, two of our trained volunteers will explain how to care for your scalp and will show you how to use scarves, hats and other headwear to suit your own personal needs.
There is an opportunity to purchase from a wide range of stock and every lady will leave with a free headscarf and silk headscarf tie. We want to make sure you leave feeling confident, informed and happy that you’ve found something that works for you, so for that little bit of extra support why not bring a family member or friend with you too.