Our new training team, Carla Lind and Michele Coe, are really on a roll! They presented a Peer Support Program to 6 new volunteers from Peninsula, 2 from Tygerberg and 1 from Somerset West.
Thanks to Dr. Jenny Edge from Tygerberg Hospital, the Boardroom of the US Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (on Tygerberg Hospital premises) was made available as the training venue. The training took place over two Saturdays – 25 May and 1 June. This arrangement suited thevolunteers best as nobody was expected to leave their workplace to attend the training.
Dr Karin Baatjes, RFR Board Member and Breast Specialist presented the medical / technical part of the training. A special presentation on Lymphedema management was done by Kate Brinckma.
We wish our new volunteers all the best with their buddy visits and look forward to joining their respective groups as Peer Supporters. Thank you to our Tygerberg Group for their assistance with the refreshments, lunch and also participation in the roleplays.