FREE RELAXATION CLASSES FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CANCER
Tai Chi. Whitton Community Centre Percy Rd, Twickenham TW2 6JL. Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm. https://taichimindbody.com/
Darren Yap, trustee, has more than a decade of experience working with vulnerable adults as well as people affected by cancer, primarily in the role of tai chi teacher.
For cancer information and support, please contact your local hospital who should have a Macmillan Cancer Support Centre. Alternatively, please visit: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
Guidance for Teachers
Some notes for teachers offering free sessions.
- You can offer as many free sessions as you want. Typically, 6 sessions are offered but many are offering unlimited.
- If you do start charging after a set number of sessions, please avoid the “hard sell”.
- Many attendees may not be as fit as they’d like to be due to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other treatments, and may be dealing with surgery issues. Advise attendees to only do as much as they can and to listen to their bodies.
- Please be careful not to highlight to other attendees that a particular individual may be dealing with cancer. Some may be happy to let others know whilst others will prefer to keep this information private.
Thanks go to Sam Beak (Epsom Council), Rob Crouch (Ebbisham Sports Club), Ebbisham Sports Club, Katie Thurlow (Longmead Social Centre), Cox Lane Surgery, Epsom General Hospital, The Mulberry Centre (West Middlesex University Hospital) and Princess Alice Hospice for their support and advice.
If you would like to help to promote this service in your surgery or other public building, download the poster below and print it out: