Macmillan Move More Wandsworth
Updated 30 March 2020
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Move More Wandsworth
Move More Wandsworth is a physical activity service designed to support people living with and beyond cancer become more active.
It’s been proven that taking part in physical activity during and after cancer treatment is safe and has many long term benefits. This includes reducing consequences of treatment, such as fatigue and the risk of developing other conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes. Lots of people also tell us that physical activity helps them take back control and feel more like their old self.
‘Move More came at a time after my cancer treatments when I really wanted to start to get fitter and more active. I wanted to find a way of effecting a change in my life style post-cancer but didn’t know where to begin. Move More has been the perfect way to start. It’s pitched really well to cater for all the levels of fitness. The exercise has helped me to get better sleep, and has made me feel that I’m doing something positive towards my future health. The classes have been a good way of meeting other people with cancer, to share experiences and support each other.’
The service is open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis in Wandsworth, Merton or Sutton, regardless of when the diagnosis was made. We offer one to one consultations with physical activity specialists who can offer tailored support.
We understand that increasing activity during and after cancer treatment can be very difficult and things like fatigue, pains and lack of confidence can create barriers. During consultations our aim is to help you increase your motivation and overcome personal barriers. We do this by helping you create an activity plan which is relevant to your goals, for some people this might be something simple like being able to walk to the shop without getting tired.
We also share information that might be helpful including information about available activities and advice on how to increase physical activity safely and effectively. We then offer motivational support for 12 months, one to one consultations are available to you throughout this time to ensure you continue to progress. The service starts with an informal chat, there is no pressure to join any specific activities or do anything you do not feel ready or able to do. Our aim is to help you improve your health and wellbeing in a way that is right for you. We deliver appointments across the Wandsworth Borough in Tooting, Putney, Battersea and Wandsworth Town.
‘My right arm has lymphodema and does not work very well. However once I have completed the exercise classes, pain is substantially reduced and I am able to use my arm more freely. As I am quite inactive during my treatment, these exercise classes help me to stay active and feel good about myself. This is an excellent service that helps us to focus on getting better and staying active.’
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To join Move More, please contact our Move More coordinator, Beth Brown on 020 3959 0031 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We also offer Move More classes which are designed to help you manage the side effect of cancer treatment. Click below to find out about the classes.
Low impact physical activity with a specialist instructor. The classes are circuit based, this means that each exercise can be adapted to suit your needs and you are able to work at your own pace.
Tuesday 11:30-12:30pm – Penfold Community Centre
1 Neville Gill Close, Wandsworth, SW184TJ
Thursday 11-12pm – Tooting Junction Baptist Church
156-158 Longley Road, Tooting, SW17 9LH