The Olive Tree offer a range of emotional support services including one-to-one sessions with qualified practitioners as well as monthly support groups. One-to-one sessions must be booked via the Centre Manager or appointed volunteer, and you can find out more about what is available by clicking here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique
They also hold a number of support groups where you can come along and meet others in a similar situation to share experiences and advice in a relaxed, friendly and mutually supportive atmosphere. Please contact the centre prior to your first visit to make sure that the group is meeting that week.
The Olive Tree offer a wide range of complementary therapies to support people affected by cancer. Complementary therapies are used alongside conventional treatments and are not an alternative. The therapies aim to help people to relax, reduce stress levels, alleviate the side effects of cancer treatments and enhance feelings of well-being. All of our therapists are fully qualified and insured.
Therapy sessions are available all through the week, including some evening appointments and Olive Tree members are entitled to 4 free treatments, after which we ask for a minimum donation of £5 per treatment if possible. If the new member is a cancer patient, then the centre will undertake to seek assurances from the patient's GP, Oncologist or Consultant before commencing ‘hands on’ therapy.
All members will be required to complete a health questionnaire before commencing any of our ‘hands on’ therapies. All therapy sessions are booked via the centre manager or appointed volunteer and we ask all members to let the centre know as soon as possible if they need to cancel an appointment.
You can find out more about how this works by following this link.
The Olive Tree have a successful wig recycling scheme, a drop in group, access to Macmillan welfare and benefits advice as well as an ever increasing range of classes, workshops and courses all of which form part of our wellbeing programme to support you through your cancer treatment and beyond. There are more details on their website, however some these programmes include:
- Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advice Team
- Relaxation and Meditation
- Nutritional Therapy
- Pink Ribbon Programme
- Positive Health and Wellbeing Workshop
- Trailblazers Running Club