Living With & Beyond Bowel Cancer – Some Useful Links

Here’s part of a message form Rosie Sadler from the Brighter Outlook Team – Albion in the Community. It followed on from a meeting where attendess were able to share their expert knowledge and tips and advice on living well with and beyond bowel cancer, and/or a stoma, and the effects of treatments.

Here’s some links and contact information for points of contact on what was discussed.

C-Side Support Group

Support group for anyone affected by colorectal cancer. For more information on the C-side support group visit their website

If you would like to join their next meet up, either on zoom or when it restarts (at the Horizon Centre), contact either:
Denise Savage
Or Steve Tedman (Chair of C-Side)

Contact details for Stoma Nurses or Colorectal Nurses if you have any problems or questions, they’re always happy to help J



Recipe books

“Every Mouthful Counts” Recipe book by Mhairi Donald (Macmillan Dietician at Sussex Cancer Centre) –  

“Wizz it up” written for cancer patients who are having difficulty eating and swallowing –   

Macmillan recipes for people affected by cancer –

Or you can buy it here:


There are also eating well tips and other useful information on the following websites:

Bowel Cancer UK:
Colostomy UK:

Cookery classes at Horizon Centre

Eat Well Feel Better cookery workshops are great, run by experts, and you get to eat the food you cook after! –  

 Bowel Cancer Recovery Toolkit

A fantastic book by Sarah Russell (clinical exercise specialist) –

Sarah Russell also did a live Q+A session with 5K Your Way and definitely worth a listen/watch here –

Tai Chi was discussed and recommend as a great way to improve balance

Tai Chi Fit over 50 – Balance exercises David-Dorian Ross –   

Here is a video too:

The Brighton Buddhist Centre also sometimes run Tai Chi classes