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New Macmillan Drop In Service for Berwick

New support sessions for people affected by cancer and life limiting illnesses are to take place in Berwick. These free sessions provide emotional support and a range of information on treatments, lifestyle, nutrition, benefits plus local support groups and events.

The support is offered by the Northumberland Macmillan Support Service, which is provided by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust with funding from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Northumbria Healthcare’s Macmillan Support Services lead Lisa Johnstone says: “The new support sessions in Berwick build on the success of drop-ins we already run in Ashington and North Tyneside. The Macmillan Support Service is available for anyone aged over 18 in Northumberland and North Tyneside. The service provides access to information and support for adults affected by cancer or other serious illnesses, and their families and carers.”

Sessions are on the first Thursday of the month,10am to 1pm at North Northumberland Voluntary Forum, Tweed Street, Berwick, starting on Thursday 3rd August. No appointment is needed.

Contact Macmillan Support Services Northumberland on: 01670 855533 or email for more details.


Diabetes and Moving More

The North of England Diabetes UK team presents a webinar for people living with diabetes or those at risk of diabetes, taking an informal and relaxed look at the basics of getting more active. You will hear from Neil Gibson (Physical Activity Insight Advisor at Diabetes UK) and George West (Diabetes UK volunteer living with type 1 diabetes).

This webinar is free and registration is simple.  If you have any queries, Email