Men’s Health Week takes place 10th – 16th June 2019. This week, the Trust will be focusing on the link between physical health and mental health, encouraging men to get prostate cancer checks, and use the opportunity to promote some of our new fitness challenges and programmes that you will benefit from.

Active Recovery is a exercise programme delivered by the Trust which works with anyone who has been recovering from or living with cancer within the last five years – as well as supporting their families.

It works on a referral bases, which is how Nigel from Duffield first got involved with the programme in 2017…

After being diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer in his leg, Nigel (54) and his wife Sarah (pictured above) experienced a very stressful time. Active Recovery focuses on the mental health benefits of exercise and offers a variety of different fitness classes to fit individual needs. 

The programme has been successful in making the couple feel more energised and fitter, and it has encouraged them to adopt a healthier lifestyle into their daily routine. 

Nigel Spencer:

“It’s a great programme predominantly helping me, but also my wife, overcome both the physical and mental stresses in our lives and to help us both get healthier and fitter to support each other! 

We benefit tremendously by taking part in these fitness sessions regularly. Especially since our stress is now being reduced, we feel more able to cope with the pressures imposed on our family.”

Sarah Spencer:

“I can’t thank the Trust enough – the classes came just at the right time for my health and the families.”

For more information on Active Recovery, please email [email protected]



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