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Macmillan Move More

Move More East Lothian is a physical activity programme which offers a range of activities, across the county, designed for people living with, and beyond, cancer.

 

Coronavirus Advice and Support from Macmillan

Are you currently Self-Isolating?  Macmillan have put together some advice to help you cope at home.  Things like how to prepare, stay in touch with family and friends and the support available for getting essential things like food and prescriptions.

Click here for Macmillan webpage on self-isolating 

There is further advice on looking after your physical and mental well being too.

Click here for Macmillan webpage on staying active and eating well.

If you wish to get in touch with Macmillan directly, the link will take you to their various contact details:  Click here


*** CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT ***

Unfortunately all East Lothian Move More activities are on hold at present as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic.

However, we encourage to keep active where you can.  You may be interested in the following links to Macmillan’s recordings of a Gentle Movement classes:

Gentle Movement Part 1: Warm up

Part 2: Main section (seated) 

Part 3: Main section (standing)

Part 4: Relaxation 

Please email movemore@enjoyleisure.com and we will contact you when the programme resumes.  Please note this email address will not be monitored during the lockdown period but you will be contacted when the programme is in a position to re-start.

Stay Safe & Take Care.

Regards
Shauna
East Lothian Move More Coordinator

 

As part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s national campaign to support people living with cancer to become, and stay, more physically active and improve health throughout their cancer experience, Move More East Lothian is a physical activity referral programme, delivered by enjoyleisure, in partnership with East Lothian Council and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fully trained exercise instructors and volunteers facilitate the activities, ensuring they are right for the participant, helping to build confidence, balance and strength, in a fun and supportive environment. The programme offers a range of activities, including;

  • Gym/Circuits-based classes
  • Gentle Movement classes (Thai Chi / Qigong fusion with meditation)
  • Health & Wellbeing walks
  • Gardening groups

 

How do I get involved with Move More East Lothian?

Healthcare Professional / Self-Referral

Referrals can be made into the programme through any healthcare professional or by self-referral. To find out more about More More East Lothian, please get in touch or download and complete the referral form in 'Related documents' section below and send to:

Move More East Lothian:

enjoyleisure Head Office, Newbigging, Musselburgh, EH21 7AS, East Lothian
Tel: 0131 653 5264   Mobile: 07929 015087 Email: movemore@enjoyleisure.com

NHS/Healthcare Professional Referrals: Lothian.exercisereferral@nhs.net  

 

Referral Forms:

Please complete and return the below forms to Move More East Lothian at the address above or drop into an enjoyleisure Sports Centre. 

 

Volunteering:

Volunteers are essential to the Move More programme! They lead or support all Move More activities. If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities, please get in touch via the contact details above.


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Circuits Class Instructors:

We are also seeking Cancer Rehabilitation Level 4 & GP Referral Level 3 qualified instructors to run our Move More Circuits classes. If you have these qualifications or know someone who does, please get in touch - full details are in role description:

If you'd like to get involved in any other capacity, please get in touch - thank you! 

 

Getting Active!

For tips on getting more active and how to get started, please visit the Macmillan website.

Or, for more information about the Move More programme in Scotland, go to Move More Scotland.  


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