In the Media

GP Masterclass: Palliative Care and Cancer Survivorship, June 2016

On 7th of June 2016, Dr Jo Lee has presented and introduced LYLAC at the Palliative Care Masterclass for Dorset GPs in Dorchester, organised by Dorset County Hospital and the Macmillan GP Team.
Click on the image for the full presentation by Dr Jo Lee to the GPs who attended.

LYLAC Workshop at Spire South Bank Hospital, May 2016

On 14th of May 2016, Isabel and Jo have conducted a workshop at the Spire South Bank Hospital for those who have finished their primary cancer treatment and are looking for practical ways to move forward again. It was very well-received and they found it to be inspiring, motivating and fun. The feedback from the group was overwhelmingly positive.
Click on the image for the post and positive comments by the participants shared by Spire South Bank Hospital on their Facebook profile.

Cancer Nursing Practice Magazine, February 2016

Jane Bovey, a former registered nurse and Macmillan ambassador in Hampshire published an opinion article in the Cancer Nursing Practice magazine (February 2016 issue) about “Life after cancer” describing our work in the area of cancer survivorship.

Involvement in Stella McCartney's Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2015

Stella McCartney has launched a new bra, the Louise Listening post mastectomy compression bra, as part of her continued campaign for breast cancer awareness.
The proceeds from the bra will be donated to the Hello Beautiful Foundation, a charity which uses art and other awareness campaigns to promote a healthy, happy lifestyle for healing and prevention practices.
One of the LYLAC co-founders volunteered to participate in this photographic project and interview to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Amoena Magazine, Spring 2015

One of the co-founders has been supporting Amoena in modelling their new clothing for women affected by breast cancer.
Amoena is a bi-annual magazine, available online or in print, provides support and care by offering information on topics related to women’s health. In particular to women who have had breast surgery and their caregivers and friends.
The magazine features a mix of lifestyle articles, medical reports, interviews, reader contributions and fashion tips.

Dorset ECHO, October 2014

Members of a local support group for cancer sufferers got an encouraging boost with a life coaching course on how to cope when living with the condition.The session was given to Bridport self-help centre The Living Tree at the start of October by social enterprise Live Your Life After Cancer (LYLAC).

Click on the image for the full article.

Bridport News, October 2014

The Living Tree Centre in Bridport hosted a Life after cancer event on the 4th of October.
It has been a real privilege for us to provide this day to a group of 20 participants. The life-coaching course was funded by The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation.
Click on the photo to read the full article.

Amoena Life Magazine, September 2014

Read this cover story “Grace under pressure” in Amoena Life Magazine (Issue Fall 2014), where one of the LYLAC founders shared her story.
How cancer can cause stress in many different ways at different stages of a cancer journey. That the stress is not over once treatment is over.
And how life coaching can help you deal with it but also that it can give you things in return you would’t expect beforehand.

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Macmillan's Cancer Voices Conference, 12-13 October 2012

Macmillan’s Cancer Voices Conference
Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October
Hilton London Gatwick Airport.
Many visitors, very interesting (interactive) workshops and meeting lots of new people.

Woman & Home, September - October 2012

Interview in the October 2012 issue of Woman and Home. Thank you Breast Cancer Care for your invitation to do the interview for the magazine about moving forward after breast cancer.
It has been a very special experience to volunteer for this. Hopefully my story, as from the others, will support and inspire others.

Click on the image to read more.

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South Coast Cancer Awareness Exhibition, 29 May 2012

First Annual South Coast Cancer Awareness Exhibition in Bournemouth.The aim of this event was to bring all those affected by the disease together and to showcase some of the outstanding work being done by a number of great charities and organisations to help sufferers.The event was at The Grove Hotel.

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Living well, with and beyond Cancer in Dorset, 25 January 2012

A survivorship event at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Dorset. An event aimed for health care professionals to raise awareness of national and local initiatives and servicees that are available to support cancer patients and their carers across Dorset.

The Independent, 8 December 2011

The Independent : Life Coaching being one of the ways to lighten the emotional load of cancer.
Some quotes from this article how people experience the cancer journey:
“It’s a lonely road”…
“The more you don’t release your emotions, the more it depresses you”…
“It’s the uncertainty; you don’t have the security of seeing doctors and nurses who mkae you feel secure”..
“You don’t get over it (cancer), you find a way to live with it”… “You adjust to a different version of you”


Open Day for Cancer Services at Bournemouth Royal Hospital, 11 July 2011

This Open Day has been a great opportunity to promote cancer awareness, early diagnosis and improved outcomes.
For many interested visitors LYLAC was a new stand offering a new “cancer rehab” service. LYLAC won the price for the best (interacative) stand by being different in its service and standing out of the crowd in its presentation. The award was handed out by Tony Spotswood, Chief Executive of BRH.
More on page 9 of this BRH Staff Magazine here.

Meeting with Steve Brine, April 2011

Steve Brine, local MP in Winchester, strongly believes in this new LYLAC programme. Steve said: “What an inspiration Jo and Isabel are. LYLAC is a truly fantastic idea, and meets a need that I know is all too prevalent here. I am delighted they have really grasped the nettle with this, and I am sure LYLAC will be a really positive addition to many survivors’ lives.”

Amoena Life Magazine, February 2011

You might know Amoena Life magazine, for individuals who have (had) breast cancer.
In the latest issue (number 29, 2011) you’ll find an article and advertisement about our new LYLAC support programme.