Health & Wellbeing Mini Breaks

Throughout the year we hold Health and Well-Being mini breaks in Daisy Lodge for parents of children with cancer and parents who are diagnosed with cancer. These mini breaks are designed to improve overall well-being.

The mini break begins in Daisy Lodge at 10.00am with registration, introduction, tea/coffee and scones. During the mini break you will have the opportunity to avail of complementary therapies including:

Facials – a relaxing treatment to help improve the appearance of your skin

Reflexology – a relaxing foot treatment to help with symptoms associated with stress such as sleep problems, breathing, digestive problems and tension

Massage – a relaxing back massage to help with muscular tension and stress

After a healthy lunch you can attend a yoga class, which will help you to relax your body and mind.

Check in to your room is at 4.30pm. Dinner is at 6.00pm.

After dinner we will hold healthy living workshops on a variety of subjects including:

  • ‘Be your own wellness coach’
  • ‘Mindfulness and relaxation skills’
  • ‘Emotional resilience’
  • ‘Managing your energy’

Breakfast is at 9.00am the following morning and check out at 10.00am.

Numbers are limited, and priority will be given to parents who have not had the chance to attend a health and wellbeing mini break.  Parents may bring a friend or carer with them (over 18s only). To register your interest please fill out the form below.

Please note to attend our Health and Well-being mini breaks your family must  currently be receiving support from Cancer Fund for Children.

Relaxation Exercise

Why not give this simple colour breathing exercise a try at home. Many people find it difficult to relax or meditate because their minds are too busy.

Colour Breathing is an excellent tool for self-relaxation and stress management. Practising this exercise can also help improve your breathing technique whilst relieving fatigue and boosting your energy levels.

To do this exercise you just need a quiet space and a comfortable sitting position, lower your gaze or close your eyes and begin.  Take part online here.


Upcoming Dates

Parents of children with cancer

Wednesday 12th January 2022

Wednesday 9th February 2022

Wednesday 9th March 2022

Wednesday 6th April 2022

Wednesday 11th May 2022

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Parents with cancer

Wednesday 19th January 2022

Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Wednesday 27th April 2022

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Register Your Interest

To register your interest please complete the form below and a member of our staff will contact you two weeks before the mini break to let you know if you have been allocated a space.

Register Your Interest Now

Register your interest in attending our Health and Wellbeing mini break by completing the below form.