Bringing the Bristol Approach Closer To Home
Cancerpoint Celebrates First Birthday
On Wednesday 20th November 2002, people with cancer and complementary therapists will celebrate the first birthday of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre�s CancerpointTM programme. Through CancerpointTM, launched a year ago, people in the Bristol area affected by cancer can for the first time access one-to-one booked appointments with the Centre�s experienced therapy team.
Bristol Cancer Help Centre Chief Executive Christopher Head explains:
�We launched CancerpointTM to allow people in the Bristol area to experience the Bristol Approach through one-to-one booked appointments with highly qualified therapists. Members of our therapy team can help people to find out what will benefit them most, whether it be nutritional advice, aromatherapy massage or counselling.
�Most importantly we offer concessionary and donation rates for those on low incomes, so access is available to everyone who wants our help. A cancer diagnosis or recurrence can give rise to feelings of shock, anger and anxiety. In this situation people often need support for themselves and their families as well as medical treatment. That�s where the Bristol Approach can make a real difference.�
For further information please contact Clare Benjamin on
(0117) 980 9515
Notes to editors
- The Bristol Cancer Help Centre was founded in 1980 by the late Penny Brohn a woman living with cancer, and her great friend Pat Pilkington to support people living with cancer and those close to them. It is the UK�s leading holistic cancer charity that has pioneered and specialises in the world famous Bristol Approach to cancer care that provides a unique range of physical, emotional and spiritual support to help people to deal with the challenges a cancer diagnosis brings.
- The charity offers information and support through its National Telephone Helpline service. Bristol Approach residential courses at the Centre provide people affected by cancer with a unique programme of care combining complementary therapies, self-help techniques, including practical advice on nutrition, and emotional support. The charity�s Cancerpoint service enables people with cancer in the Bristol area to access individual appointments with the Centre�s therapy team.
- The Bristol Approach works hand in hand with conventional medical treatment, and has been developed and is delivered by the charity�s experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and complementary therapists.
- The charity also works to integrate a holistic approach into mainstream cancer services, and to develop good practice in the field of complementary cancer care, training over 500 health professionals and complementary therapists a year, in using the Bristol Approach to support people with cancer.
- For information and support contact the Bristol Cancer Help Centre National Telephone Helpline on 0845 123 23 10, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.bristolcancerhelp.org