CLAN offers and hosts a number of group and social activities both at CLAN House in Aberdeen and throughout many of our wellbeing and support centres within the heart of communities.
Most groups and activities are provided free of charge and all are available to anyone affected by cancer - patients, carers and family members. Each group provides friendship, peer group support and relaxation in a welcoming and supportive environment. You do not need to make a booking - you will be made very welcome. You can find out what is currently available at your local CLAN centre here.
Arts & Crafts
Opportunity to meet with others affected by cancer who share an interest in arts, craft, knitting and crochet. Materials are provided but you are welcome to bring along your own projects.
Children & Teens Groups
Social and fun activities for children and young people affected by cancer.
This group aims to bring the benefits of singing and music to anyone, of any age, who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Currently held in CLAN House, this music group hopes to engage other communities as it develops. No musical or singing experience is necessary.
Many of our community bases hold regular coffee mornings, often inviting a guest speaker and always making sure there is time to chat with others.
Counterweight@CLAN - CLAN House
Knowing what to eat after cancer treatment can be challenging. You may have gained weight and your tastes or appetite may have changed. Counterweight is a nationally recognised evidence-based weight management programme which has been running for the past 10 years.The programme takes a holistic, lifestyle approach to weight management through a combination of healthy eating, exercise and psychology. The course consists of six, two weekly sessions with follow-up sessions after three, six and 12 months. CLAN Cancer Support's programme supports those in the after-treatment stage of cancer who want to ensure they are taking the best approach to supporting their health.
Providing social and fun activities for men of all ages who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Regular meetings are held at CLAN Orkney and Men’s Movie Nights take place at CLAN House offering friendship and peer support in a relaxed environment.
Paying more attention to the present moment, to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you, can improve your mental wellbeing. Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better.
An informal group activity lasting one hour. It is designed to help alleviate stress by incorporating Qigong breathing techniques, meditation and visualisation.
Women’s Wellbeing Group
Providing a relaxed and informal opportunity for women affected by cancer to meet, enjoy social activities, hear from guest speakers and build friendships. Open to anyone affected by cancer, including those who care for someone with cancer. Practical sessions looking at how to improve wellbeing by using simple self-help techniques.
Words for Wellbeing
Expressive writing can have a positive impact on wellbeing. The two hour-long workshops have been designed to give people the time and space to express their thoughts and feelings freely.