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Whilst the Centre is closed due to Covid-19, we can offer a range of online and interactive services to our Members.

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Our Services

We aim to respect and support you in the choices you make, and to provide individual and group support, complementary therapies and information within a friendly, caring environment.

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URGENT APPEAL

Our Centre in Purley is the hub of the charity`s services and fundraising. However, the effects of Covid-19 are rapidly moving our services online. We are already offering video and telephone counselling, as well a range of online activities, like yoga and Tai Chi.

Can you help support us, so we can continue to support our Members throughout 2020 and beyond?

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Make a Difference

We depend entirely on fundraising for our income. If you would like to help us fundraise or make a donation take a look at how we can help you do just that. 

Click HERE for our latest events, fundraising ideas and ways to donate. 

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 Online Services

Whilst the centre is closed due to Covid-19 we can offer a range of online and interactive services to our Members.

If you need any help setting up your Zoom account or would like to become a member please get in touch.

You can call 020 8668 0974 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Whilst the centre is closed due to Covid-19 we can offer a range of online and interactive services to our Members.

If you need any help setting up your Zoom account or would like to become a Member, or try our Yoga class for the first time, please get in touch.

To book or for more information please call 020 8668 0974 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As well as our services listed below we also offer Online Support Groups for Ovarian, Prostate, Breast and Bowel Cancer. See our Support Group pages for more information on how to join them. 

 

 


One to One Therapies

Telephone or Video Counselling

The Centre is still offering counselling Monday to Saturday via telephone or video.
Counselling is about helping you to think things through for yourself to find your own answers. It is not always an easy process, as it may mean talking about things you feel uncomfortable about. But it can also be a relief to air these feelings, thoughts and ideas with someone who listens, does not judge and respects your confidentiality.


Distance Reiki

Distance Reiki can be sent to anyone, anywhere and at any time in the world and enables your Reiki Master to go beyond the limitations of time and space. It expands your practitioner’s ability to transmit spiritual energy beyond physical touch. In other words, it’s a way to offer Reiki without the recipient being in the same room as you. During a distance Reiki session, you will experience the same sensations as you would in person. You might see colours, feel warmth – or even cold – in different parts of your body. At the time of your appointment you should be at home, relaxing, preferably in a room on your own, laying on your bed would be ideal. Make sure no one disturbs you, close your eyes and do nothing.
    

 (Virtual) Self-Help Reflexology One to One sessions

Would you like to try some self-help reflexology on your hands? Guided by one of our reflexologists Heidi, you will be shown simple tips and techniques to help promote relaxation, and general well-being. All you need is your hands, a little hand cream and a listening ear.  

 

 Nutritional Therapy

Telephone and Video Nutritional Therapy is available Monday to Saturday, between 9am and 8pm.
A telephone or video consultation with our Nutritionist is an opportunity to find out which foods are best for you to improve energy, reduce symptoms,
cope with treatment, and help reduce the chances of a recurrence.

 

Joyful Spirit on Zoom With Yvonne Dubi

6 week online course
Tuesdays 10.30am - 12pm    15th September – 20th October 2020
In a supportive and uplifting environment, you will have the opportunity to learn and explore various techniques for relaxation, meditation, healing and insight.
We will also explore the power of the mind, and how we can cultivate our thoughts to support our wellbeing.
Through guided meditations, group discussion and creativity, you will be encouraged to listen to your inner self, thus promoting confidence and personal growth


To book or for more information please call 020 8668 0974 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Scar Therapy with Shirley Lacovou

Scar therapy can help to loosen and release tight scar tissues which in turn helps to reduce discomfort and allows for greater mobility / improved range of movement. It may also help with emotional recovery: accepting changes to the body following surgery.
Online scar therapy is not designed to replace a professional treatment but is aimed to help Members manage their own scars until they are able to receive "hands on" professional treatments.


To book or for more information please call 020 8668 0974 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

1 to 1 Help with Computer Basics with Perry

Monday to Friday, between 9am and 8pm. Whether you are new to computers or just want to brush up on your skills, you can book FREE computer tuition online to meet your needs. 

How do I used Zoom to speak with my family?

How do I take photos or videos on my smart device?

What can I find out from YouTube?

How do I transfer photos from my mobile to my PC?



   

 Online Paracise with Tara Garstang

Daily

We know how important it is that our members maintain their activity levels.

It is simple to set up; please follow instructions given by Tara, our Paracise instructor, on her Facebook page: facebook.com/stepbysteptofitnessltd
You can contact Tara by Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Timetable  

 

Online Pilates with Amy Rogers

2-3pm Weds and 10am-11am Saturday 

Pilates classes with Amy are aimed at giving you the time to breathe, stretch and strengthen in a fun, relaxed and encouraging environment.

Remember, it is progression not perfection that is important! 

It doesn't matter if you are young or old, fit or out of shape, flexible or not; Pilates is one of a handful of exercises which can benefit everyone.

To book please email Amy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom meeting invite. 

  

Online Yoga with Gail Davies (for SECHC members only)

Mondays 2pm to 2.40pm and Thursdays 2pm to 2.40pm

This gentle class may be taken seated in a chair, to allow those who find it difficult to get up and down from the floor to experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
Yoga is a holistic system for bringing about balance and harmony on all levels: body, mind, emotions and spirit. A yoga practice that includes breathing, exercises, simple movements, relaxation and meditation can help to restore this balance when it has been disturbed by illness.

This online class is now open to new yoga Members, too!   Please call or email on 020 8668 0974 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Online Tai Chi with Richard Antonowicz

Wednesdays 10.30am to 11.30am

Tai Chi can be done by people of all ages and at all levels of fitness. It is not competitive, and everyone works at their own level and for their own benefit.
It is absorbing but not exhausting or stressful. There is no need for any special equipment or clothing; just wear something loose and comfortable and socks or flat, soft soled shoes.

To book or for information about  any of the activities, please call 020 8668 0974 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Online Guided Relaxation with Anne-Claire Noat

Fridays 10am to 10.45am

This guided relaxation uses breathing exercises, body relaxation and visualisations to help you lower your stress levels. 
It is hoped this will also help you build confidence in your own ability to reduce and manage stress and anxiety.

To book or for information about  any of the activities please call 020 8668 0974 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Anne-Claire has suggested to help the relaxation, play this music in your own home during the session: https://youtu.be/QZbuj3RJcjI  

 


If you need any help setting up your Zoom account or would like to book Distance Reiki or Counselling, or wish to try our Yoga class for the first time, please mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.