Free mindfulness for cancer carers

Do you care for someone with a cancer diagnosis or have one yourself? You can now access a free mindfulness course in Pill or Bristol through the The National Centre for Integrated Medicine (NCIM).

During 2019 the NCIM is pleased to be offering, in partnership with Penny Brohn UK and funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, mindfulness courses specially adapted for people either experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood following a cancer diagnosis or their carers.

Based on the acclaimed Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression course and led by qualified and experienced teachers, the course will help participants to respond wisely and compassionately to their experience, moving towards improved quality of life and greater wellbeing.

Over 8 weekly 2-hour sessions you will learn a range of meditation, gentle movement and daily living exercises that will guide you step by step towards:
• Being more fully aware in the present moment, rather than being caught up in worries about the future or regrets about the past
• Recognising your own unique pattern of stress or anxiety
• Developing ways to face difficult or challenging internal experiences with greater calm, kindliness and equanimity, rather than avoiding or denying these experiences in a way that increases suffering
• Developing coping skills to manage the challenges that you may face following a cancer diagnosis

The first course is for people with a cancer diagnosis, and runs from 6th June to 25th July 2.30-4.30 at Knowle West Health Park. A second course for people living with cancer will run alongside a course aimed at carers of people with a cancer diagnosis from 7th October to 25th November at the Penny Brohn UK centre in Pill, near Bristol.

To register your interest and arrange a meeting with the course tutor call NCIM on 0117 370 1875 or email

Find out more about NCIM.