The e-learning version of the face-to-face HOPE course: Helping to Overcome Problems Effectively is scheduled to start on the 3rd of November 2014 and places are currently available.
eHOPE is a pilot resource developed and evaluated in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support and Coventry University. HOPE provides information and activities designed to help you improve your personal wellbeing.
This new resource is designed to help you get more out of life.
Here is what people have said about their experience of taking part in HOPE:
"I joined a HOPE group, and realised that the way to get through what life throws at you seems to be to reach out to others, whether it be to ask for or to offer help. Techniques such as mindfulness help me cope with day to day life and concerns. I can certainly recommend HOPE courses. Mine changed my life."
"Thank you for making this course available on-line through Macmillan. I found it has helped me a lot to feel more positive and in control of my life. Funnily enough I wasn't feeling very down or aware of feeling "not in control" prior to doing the course. I was afraid I was a bit of a fraud and it was really designed for other people. I'm so glad I followed my gut feeling and went for it! Thanks, again"
"I really enjoyed the video clips and the easy format of the different sections. An understanding of what I have gone through is very similar to many others (even with different diagnosis) and the tools to deal better with stressful situations."
"To chat and laugh, and exchange worries and hopes, has been helpful. I certainly have a more positive outlook. Thank you for inviting me to take part."
"You feel you have helped somebody through what can be really difficult and dark times, and seeing them almost kind of flourish over the weeks. And I think for some people it's just the start, and that's kind of the kick start perhaps that they needed, and they've got further work to do, but yeah just a privilege really to be part of it."
(Cancer Nurse Specialist, facilitator)
"I attended just as I restarted work. The skills I learnt were things I already knew but the support and encouragement from the course leaders and other attendees were very important. I am very grateful to have been able to attend and hope it will be available to others. I would love to get back in touch with other participants, I still feel a bond."
Find out more and join an online group of people living with and beyond cancer: