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Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and the Healthy Living after Cancer program aims to support you to do that over 12 weeks.

Our Healthy Living after Cancer Program offers a free healthy lifestyle program for cancer survivors providing support after treatment.

What does the Healthy Living after Cancer program include?

The evidence-based program supports participants to make healthy lifestyle changes through a series of four face-to-face workshops delivered by qualified health professionals in conjunction with weekly phone coaching provided by a Healthy Living after Cancer Nurse.

Cancer Council SA will work with you to make healthy lifestyle changes by setting goals for physical activity, healthy eating, and emotional wellbeing, providing support, tips and motivation along the way.

Who is the program for?

Cancer Council SA’s Healthy Living after Cancer program is available to people over 18 who have completed active cancer treatment, or for people diagnosed with certain cancer types requiring long term treatment providing they feel well and able to physically participate.

A carer, partner or family member is also welcome to attend.

When will the program run?

The next Healthy Living after Cancer program is due to begin 28 September 2022.

What can I expect from doing this program?

  • Four workshops, delivered by qualified health professionals, on:
    – Physical activity
    – Healthy eating
    – Emotional wellbeing
    – Staying on track.
  • Telephone coaching to provide support in setting goals and motivation.
  • Connection with peers providing opportunity to discuss and share ideas about how to adjust to life after cancer.

How do I get started?

For more information about the Healthy Living after Cancer program or to register, call Cancer Council SA on 13 11 20 and ask about the program, fill out the online form – cancersa.org.au/ask-a-nurse or chat online by clicking the ‘CHAT’ icon at the bottom right of page.

Health Professional referral

If you have a client who you think would benefit from this program, please have them call Cancer Council 13 11 20 or refer directly using the online form – cancersa.org.au/health-professionals/referrals/

Further information and support

Cancer Council 13 11 20 Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, email or chat online (click the “CHAT” icon at the bottom right of page).

“It has been so uplifting to reach my goals! I’ve taken these things into my control and know that my whole family is benefitting also from a balanced and nutritious diet, as well as a lowered grocery bill.” — Helen, Healthy Living after Cancer participant

Healthy Living after Cancer brochure

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Healthy Living after Cancer poster

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“It’s amazing to see the difference in many participants who report feeling physically re-energised and better able to deal with the emotional effects of their illness.” — Polly, Cancer Council SA nurse

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