The list of resources below are those that were mentioned during the sessions at Your Life and Cancer.  They are not meant to be all inclusive and their inclusion should not be deemed as an endorsement by Your Life and Cancer 2020.

 

Websites to help you find Integrative Healthcare practitioners

Yes to Life Directory
Fully searchable directory of Therapies and Providers relating to integrative approaches to cancer.
https://yestolife.org.uk/life-directory/

Yes to Life Health Programmes
Robin has interviewed many of the UK practitioners and so if you are looking to find out if someone is suitable to you and your needs – listening to a radio programme with the practitioners may well help narrow your search.
https://yestolife.org.uk/radio-shows/

Cancer Care Map
cancercaremap.org is an online directory that helps people find cancer care and support services in their local area. People with cancer, their friends and family can either search for a service or can browse the types of services available. It uses stories and videos to show how the services have benefited other people living with cancer and sign-posts services across the country whether they are charity funded, community based or NHS led.
https://www.cancercaremap.org/

Connecting with the Speakers at Your Life and Cancer
If you wish to connect with any of the speakers from Your life and Cancer If the speakers have a website or social media pages for you to connect with – they will be found by linking on the individual speaker from the Speakers Page.
https://www.yourlifeandcancer.com/speaker-list

 

Websites where you can find Evidence Informed Information on various therapies

CancerNet
A resource for individuals living with or after cancer, providing effective, unbiased, evidence based guidance from professionals on self-help, lifestyle strategies to improve well being, reduce adverse effects, lower the risk of relapse and improve long term survival . 
www.cancernet.co.uk

CAM Cancer
CAM Cancer provides health professionals with high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer.
http://cam-cancer.org/en

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s About Herbs database
A tool for the public as well as healthcare professionals, can help you figure out the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements.  A pharmacist and botanicals expert manages and continually updates the database with assistance from other MSK Integrative Medicine Service experts with objective and evidence-based information that can be helpful in judging a product’s: traditional and proven uses, potential benefits, possible adverse effects, interactions with other herbs or medicines.
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/diagnosis-treatment/symptom-management/integrative-medicine/herbs

National Center for Complementary and Alternative ​Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
They conduct and support research and provide information about complementary health products and practices.
www.nccih.nih.gov

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries
The PDQ cancer information summaries are peer-reviewed, evidence-based summaries on topics including adult and pediatric cancer treatment, supportive and palliative care, screening, prevention, genetics, and complementary and alternative medicine. There are versions for patients and professionals.   This page lists the Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies https://www.cancer.gov/publications/pdq/information-summaries/cam
https://www.cancer.gov/publications/pdq/information-summaries

Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies (BCCT)
A website created for motivated clinicians and patients who want to dive deeply into and wisely navigate the world of integrative cancer care. https://bcct.ngo/

Society for Integrative Oncology
The mission of the Society for Integrative Oncology is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
https://integrativeonc.org/

British Society for Integrative Oncology
The British Society for Integrative Oncology (BSIO) is the leading professional organisation for integrative oncology in the UK. Their goal is to promote the integration of orthodox and complementary medicine to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
https://bsio.org.uk/

 

Support Groups

You will find a number of Support Groups listed on our Supporters page https://www.yourlifeandcancer.com/supporters .  In addition the ones listed below were highlighted in some of the sessions.

Yes to Life Wigwam Support Group
Wigwam cancer support groups provide a space where people can come together and share what they are learning about lifestyle changes that support their health and well-being and to receive support and inspiration from others. 
https://www.wigwam.org.uk/forums-and-webinars

Penny Brohn UK
Lots of wonderful online resources to help during Covid times.
https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/find-help/online-services/

Trew Health Community
An online space to learn, grow and live a more connected, inspired life beyond a cancer diagnosis.  The Trew Health Community is a monthly membership where you can learn the tools to support your mental, physical and spiritual health, regardless of what stage you’re at. You’ll be held and supported by a kind, like minded community  focusing on health and healing.
https://trewfields.com/trew-health-community/

Radical Remission
Join their community of patients, friends and family, health professionals and radical remission survivors  - when someone heals against all odds.
https://radicalremission.com/

 

Integrative Medicine General Resources

Definition of Integrative Medicine by Andrew Weil, M.D.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXsm3qaFIk

College of Medicine – One Year Free Membership for Your Life and Cancer 2020 Delegates
The college is a membership organisation that advocates for a new attitude to healthcare: one which forges partnerships across society, emphasises prevention and a multi-faceted approach and empowers a healthier, happier population.   It is open to both medical professionals and members of the public who are interested in embracing an integrative approach to healthcare.  The College of Medicine is offering one year’s free membership to all of the delegates to Your Life and Cancer 2020?  In order to take up this offer, you can ask them to visit the College’s membership sign-up page.  To join click on Students(free membership) and fill in their details.  When the system asks for your University and Course, please input College of Medicine and Your Life and Cancer respectively.  This will allow you access to College offers and events for twelve months (it will revert to the basic price of £10/year after that date, but no automatic payment will be set up). www.collegeofmedicine.org.uk

 

Radio, Podcasts and Webinars

Yes to Life Radio Shows
https://yestolife.org.uk/radio-shows/

Yes to Life Wigwam Support Group
The Yes to Life Wigwam Support Groups hosts regular webinars on a range of topics
https://www.wigwam.org.uk/forums-and-webinars

Rangan Chatterjee Podcasts
Since its launch in January 2018, my ‘Feel Better, Live More’ podcast has grown rapidly to become the Number 1 health podcast in the UK. It regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts, has been downloaded over 14 million times and has over 4000 reviews on Apple podcasts with an average 5 star rating.  New episode released every Wednesday. 
https://drchatterjee.com/blog/category/podcast/

 

Events & Workshops

Trew Field Cancer Awareness and Holistic Health Festival
Held on a beautiful farm – it’s a place for connection, community building and collaboration for healthy change.  Usually held in July of each year – it hosts over 80 inspiring talks, health workshops, music, massage and play. 
www.trewfields.com

Yes to Life Wigwam Support Group
The Yes to Life Wigwam Support Groups hosts regular webinars on a range of topics
https://www.wigwam.org.uk/forums-and-webinars

National Centre for Integrative Medicine 8 week Mindfulness and Cancer Workshop
Starting 2nd October 2020 – Free to Attend
https://ncim.org.uk/treatments/mindfulness

NCIM Clinical Open Day Child and Family Health
https://ncim.org.uk/event/open-clinical-day-child-and-family-health-creating-vitality
 

Resources for Exercise and Mind-Body Therapies

Your Life and Cancer 2020 Wellness Area
Providing a mix of activities, the Wellness Area has pre-recorded sessions for you to dip in and out of throughout the weekend at a time which best suits your schedule.  We hope that in additional to lots of rich content in the programme, you will also find some time for yourself to relax and reflect on all the information available throughout the weekend.
https://www.yourlifeandcancer.com/wellness-videos

Penny Brohn Resources Page
A list of self-care activities to take care of your mental, emotional ad physical health.  Doing activities that ‘make you feel good’ can strengthen your immune system and build resilience.
https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/resources/

Breathing
Useful questionnaire on this website to see if you are breathing properly and also some videos to help you with your breath https://www.physiotherapyforbpd.org.uk/

Rebounder Exercises
Rebounder for Weight Loss Workout: BeFiT Trainer Open House- Lauren Roxburgh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHLdcEgB0co&t=313s
and another website on rebounding
https://rebound.fitness/

Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Foundation
A range of programs are designed to help people through every stage of their treatment and recovery, incorporating individualised physiotherapy rehabilitation and exercise prescription to specialised group exercise classes.  Started in New Zealand and Australia but now have programmes in the UK and Ireland
https://www.pincandsteel.com/

Gloucestershire (UK) Cancer Exercise
Gloucestershire Cancer Exercise is for those living with, and beyond cancer. Being physically active has many benefits. There is strong evidence that for lung, brain, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer exercise can:Decrease cancer recurrence;  Improve survival rates.  One Gloucestershire (NHS & County Council), Local Authorities, Macmillian Next Steps, Aspire, Heidi’s Heroes and Maggies have teamed up to provide exercise sessions for people affected by cancer – before, during and after treatment.
http://gloscancerexercise.org.uk/

National Centre for Integrative Medicine 8 Week Mindfulness Course - Free to Attend
Starting 2nd October 2020 
(Enquire for more details about eligibility
https://ncim.org.uk/treatments/mindfulness

Wigwam Mindfulness Class
Weekly mindfulness drop-in group
https://www.wigwam.org.uk/mindfulness-class

Mindfulness Apps
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/am-mindfulness/id1300628961
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobiointeractive.wildflowers2&hl=en_GB
https://www.calm.com/breathe

Movie – My Year of Living Mindfully
https://www.myyearoflivingmindfully.com/

Dr Rossman Guided Imagery
https://thehealingmind.org/

 

Useful Resources

Yes to Life:
https://yestolife.org.uk/resources/

Untire:
https://untire.me/
Untire gives cancer patients and survivors the tools to reduce fatigue

Canceractive
https://www.canceractive.com/
Complementary Cancer Charity

 

Books

Speakers Books from Your Life and Cancer
https://www.yourlifeandcancer.com/speakers-books

Exhale by Richie Bostock
https://www.thebreathguy.com/book.html

Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber
https://www.anticancerbook.com/

Radical Compassion by Tara Brach
https://www.tarabrach.com/radical-compassion/

Book List Recommended by Dr Lise Alschuler
https://www.drlise.net/resources.html