WeCAN – Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation

Programme location, day & time

    • Birchwood Leisure Centre, Longmead, Hatfield, AL10 0AN
    • Fridays at 11:30 am

What are the benefits of physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer?

There are many reasons why exercise is good for you. Research has shown that there is strong evidence that certain ways of being active can help people with cancer:

  • reduce anxiety
  • improve depression
  • reduce fatigue
  • improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment
  • prevent or improve lymphoedema
  • improve general physical functioning

About the programme

WeCAN is a cancer exercise rehabilitation programme for people affected by cancer living in Hertfordshire. 

It is a free 12-week bespoke group exercise programme designed to help you overcome the side effects of cancer treatment. Especially focusing on building strength, stamina, and balance. Our sessions help create friendship groups, so participants can socialise with like-minded people who have gone through similar experiences providing support for each other. 

The programme is delivered by a qualified Level 4 Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. If you wish to talk to them before joining, please call us on 07725 740965.

Programme criteria 

  • The participant must be over the age of 18
  • The participant received a cancer diagnosis in the past 5 years
  • The participant is a Hertfordshire resident

Referral process

There are two ways to refer to the programme, all listed below. 

Once your request has been received you will be called for a telephone consultation with the Cancer Exercise Specialist to assess your current health and to ensure the class is appropriate to your health and needs. 

Please note that all participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire form at the beginning of the course, and then at the end of the course. This is necessary to ensure the programme can remain funded.