As the work of our Cancer Alliance progresses, you'll find more information on this page about the support that's available in your own local place to live with and beyond cancer in your local area.

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North Kirklees

Jane Mullins is nowhere near the woman she used to be before her cancer diagnosis - and is delighted about it!

Click here to read about Jane's inspirational journey to health and fitness, with help and support from a scheme in North Kirklees.

Calderdale and Huddersfield

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support worked together on a health and wellbeing event for those affected by cancer at the John Smith Stadium, in conjunction with Clinical Nurse Specialists at the Trust.

The agenda included sessions on:

The emotional and psychological effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, and tips on how to deal with them

Living with the consequences of cancer

Health and physical activity - being healthy for cancer recovery; physical activity and your recovery.

This session was led by Julie Stott, Macmillan Personal Trainer - pictured left during an audience participation session to explore the value of and difference between - exercise and broader kinds of physical activity. Click on our Facebook page to see Julie in action.

Christopher Button, Lead Cancer Nurse at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is pictured (right), with (left to right) Helen Jones, Cancer Alliance Living With and Beyond Cancer Project Manager; Becky Jowett, Alliance Living With and Beyond Cancer Programme Manager, and Dina Coggon, Manager of the Calderdale and Huddersfield Macmillan Information Service.

Dr Hannah Gormley, Clinical Psychologist at the Trust, led the psychology session and spoke about thought balancing, with some tips and techniques for how to avoid harmful thinking traps.

Dr Gormley also suggested patients consider aiming for at least two 'nourishing' events every day - something that lifts mood, energises or soothes while avoiding unrealistic goals and self-criticism.

Keeping a schedule of both nourishing events, and also those which deplete you of energy and motivation, can also help.