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Breast Health and Wellbeing Event

The Northern Trust is hosting a Health & Wellbeing event entitled “Living with and Beyond Breast Cancer” on Thursday 14th November 2019, 9.45am – 1.00pm, in the Rosspark Hotel, 20 Doagh Road, Kells, Ballymena BT42 3LZ.  This event is designed for patients who have completed or are still receiving treatment for breast cancer, and who would like more information on how to move on after a diagnosis.  The event provides a range of health and wellbeing advice for patients in the Northern Trust area and features expert speakers covering the following subjects:

The ‘new’ normal – What to expect after breast cancer treatment
Diet and nutrition
Managing fatigue
Support for carers
Why exercise is important
Looking after your emotional wellbeing

The event will also include a real story from someone who has been on a similar journey to yours.

There will be a tea / coffee break when you will have the opportunity to chat to the health professionals and others with cancer and their families.

There will also be time to visit information stands with local information about the following:

Fitness / physical activity
Benefits / financial advice
Macmillan Information & Support service
Cancer Focus NI
Action Cancer
Boots pharmacy / beauty advice
Pretty n Pink

For more information or to register for a place contact your Breast Care Nurse or the NHSCT Macmillan Information and Support Service on 028 9442 4046 or email


Invitation to participate in research by Ulster University

Are you a parent with a poor cancer prognosis or have lost your partner to cancer and have children under the age of 18?

We would like to invite you to take part in a one-to-one interview to hear about your family needs during this time.

It will take approximately one hour.

When and where? At a time and place convenient for you.

Why? By talking to you about your experiences we hope to improve the support we give others in the future.

If you would like more information or wish to participate in this research please contact Jeff Hanna from the family centered care team on 077 0740 7085 or