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Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

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Shoulder to Shoulder: Walk and Talk

Shoulder to Shoulder: Walk and Talk

2018 Research Grant Award

Funding requested: £50,733.02 | Funding awarded: £46,733.02 for an 18 month project to start 1 March 2019 at the School of Health Sciences, UEA.

Grant Applicants:

Dr Sarah Hanson

Dr Wendy Hardeman (co-applicant)

Professor Andy Jones (co-applicant)

Dr Charlotte Salter(co-applicant)

Cancer, like many other health problems is more common in people who are less well off, have had less education and live in poorer areas. One of the reasons is that much information that is written to help people to get healthier is written by people like doctors or scientists, who might not always know how best to communicate things to those of us who don’t have their level of expertise. If we could work out ways to help everyone better understand how to stay healthy, more cancers could be prevented and managed better, and people would also have a much clearer idea of when it is important to go to a doctor with a problem.

Health information is often given in leaflets that are too long and difficult to understand. People are also often too embarrassed to ask for help – and many of us also don’t like talking about cancer. When we spent time with people we trust in a relaxed atmosphere it often becomes easier to talk about things that we sometimes feel difficult, such as concerns around our health.

Walking groups are a way of way of getting some physical activity and we also know that they have many benefits to physical and mental health. This research will investigate whether a walking group could also be used as a way of talking about health and discussing topics that we know could prevent cancer. The idea of using walking groups in this way to promote health has not been tested before, so we will try it in this project.

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Find out how Big C can support you and your family if you’ve been affected by cancer.

We can help to improve your quality of life, physical health, and mental wellbeing.

Some people take to the skies, run, jump, walk, swim and cycle whilst others make tea, bake cakes or shave heads.

What will you do to make a difference?

Two men from Norfolk who found themselves with cancer and having to travel for treatment, vowed local people would have access to the best treatment and support … and in 1980 the Big C Appeal was formed.