Free cancer course comes to Ayrshire

A leading cancer charity is hosting a free support course in Ayrshire for people with cancer and their close supporter.

Penny Brohn UK’s two-day Living Well will be offered at the recently opened Health and Wellbeing Centre at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire. The event will take place on Saturday 7th March and Saturday 14th March from 10am to 4.30pm. Places are limited and first come, first served.

The course will look at cancer’s impact on the mind, body and emotions and show how healthy eating, exercise and relaxation can improve health and wellbeing, before, during and after medical treatment. Further courses are planned at Dumfries House for May,
June, September and October this year.

Penny Brohn UK Living Well Scotland Coordinator Jacqui Penman said: “Cancer can be overwhelming, but finding out what you can do to take back some control makes a huge difference.”

A recent course attendee said: “I really enjoyed the course and felt very comfortable throughout. I will go home with a wealth of
information and a positive outlook for the future.”

The course is also open to someone supporting a loved one with cancer. Another recent attendee said: “Please attend the course! You need to take care of yourself first in order to care and support someone else. Penny Brohn UK can give you the knowledge and guidance to do this.”

With 40 years’ experience, Penny Brohn UK recognises that people with cancer need more than medicine.

Its Bristol Whole Life Approach provides integrated whole person cancer support that works alongside medical treatment to achieve the best health and wellbeing. The approach explores areas such as diet, exercise, relationships and managing stress, through free residential and day courses, one-to-one therapies, groups and national helpline.

Living Well courses are free and empower people with cancer and their supporters to rediscover their joy of living.

Places are limited and first come, first served. To attend the course you must book in advance by calling 0303 3000 118 or emailing For more information visit