On Thursday 15th September 2016, The Myton Hospices, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) and Macmillan hosted their first Women’s Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Day at Coventry Myton Hospice.
From 11am to 3pm, local groups hosted information stands covering a wide range of topics from art therapy, fatigue and breathlessness to diet, nutrition and exercise. A number of local experts, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Myton’s Physiotherapy Team and The Carers’ Trust, were also on hand throughout the event to provide advice and highlight support that is available in the local area to support women living in Coventry and Warwickshire with a life-limiting illness.
Given the aim of this event, visitors enjoyed health and beauty pamper sessions from relaxing complementary therapies from Myton’s complementary therapy team to free make up tutorials from Boots No.7.
Throughout the day, visitors were invited to attend presentations led by a number of guest speakers including a presentation led by Dr Alison Franks, consultant in Clinical Oncology and Palliative Medicine at UHCW. During her presentation, Dr Franks discussed the impact of fatigue and explored what could be done to reduce its effects. Jerry Lennon, Complementary Therapy Trainer and Educator at Myton, also held a mindfulness session to discuss the benefits of mindfulness and how it can help individuals cope with stress and anxiety.