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Men’s group among new cancer support sessions

TWO new wellbeing groups have launched in Shetland to support people affected by cancer.

North of Scotland organisation CLAN will hold a craft group and a men’s support session each week from Monday (5 March).

They will take place at CLAN’s Lerwick base at 20a St Magnus Street each Monday.

The craft group will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and the men’s group will be held between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. No bookings are required.

CLAN Cancer Support’s wellbeing centre manager for Shetland Dorothy Jamieson said the groups had been requested by locals.

“We hope the groups will bring people together and allow greater access to advice and support for people affected by cancer,” she said.

“As the men’s group develops we will be inviting guest speakers to join the group and offering a range of optional activities. The craft group will give people the opportunity to develop a craft they may already be working on or develop a new skill and share their hobby with others.

“Both groups will also give clients the opportunity to access the support of the group in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. I would like the groups to develop from the ideas that the members share with us so please bring suggestions with you and we’ll do our best to meet your requests.”

Jamieson added that CLAN’s support centre would also open for drop-in sessions on Mondays as of 5 March, from 10am to 4pm.

“No appointment is required, you are welcome to come along for a cuppa and a chat anytime during these hours,” she said.

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