Active Together

Active Together is a pioneering programme designed to help people with cancer prepare for and recover from treatment. It is delivered by Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals with funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

What is Active Together?

Active Together is an evidence-based service based in Sheffield to support cancer patients to better withstand their treatments by providing physical activity, nutritional and psychological support before, during and after treatment.

Active Together is delivered at Sheffield Hallam University Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Olympic Legacy Park 2 Old Hall Rd, Sheffield S9 3TY.


Who can take part?

Active Together is aimed at patients diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal (GI), colorectal and lung cancer who are currently receiving treatment in Sheffield. Patients will be referred to the programme through their Clinical Nurse Specialist. Unfortunately, the programme does not accept self-referrals


How Active Together works
 

1. Booking and attending your initial appointment

After your referral, you will be contacted by telephone within 2-5 days to arrange an appointment at a time that suits you. You will be greeted by our friendly reception team on your arrival and a member of the Active Together team will come and meet you.

2. Simple assessments

Our team will carry out some simple assessments in a private consultation room so that we can understand how to best support you in the coming weeks. These assessments will be repeated at key milestones throughout your treatment to track how you are doing. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the programme.

3. Your bespoke plan

Our team will consider your needs and treatment in order to put together a bespoke plan to support you over the coming weeks. This may include support with your physical activity, nutrition, and psychological wellbeing, depending on your individual needs. We want you to feel confident in knowing how to get your body as best physically and mentally prepared for your cancer treatment.

4. Throughout your treatment

During your cancer treatment the Active Together team will be here to support you by phone and email and can adjust your plan, based on how you are finding your treatment. We want you to feel like your plan is working for you and reassure you if you have any concerns around your plan or treatment.

5. After your treatment

Following your treatment, you will be invited to attend a follow up appointment to catch up with the Active Together team. They will carry out some assessments to understand how to best support your physical and psychological wellbeing moving forwards.

6. Focus on the future

Active Together will help you to independently manage your physical and psychological wellbeing in the future. You will be offered continued support and resources to help you going forward.

 

Contact us

You can contact the Active Together programme team on ActiveTogetherProgramme@shu.ac.uk.
 

How to find us

Active Together is delivered at Sheffield Hallam University Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Olympic Legacy Park 2 Old Hall Rd, Sheffield S9 3TY.
 

 

Contact us

You can contact the Active Together programme team on ActiveTogetherProgramme@shu.ac.uk.

Email us

Frequently asked questions

A pioneering physical activity programme designed to help people with cancer prepare for and recover from treatment will be launched at Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) with funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

FAQs
career-infant