Move More Dumfries & Galloway

Living with cancer? We’ll help you get active

Move More Overview

We want to help you feel better when living with and beyond cancer.  At Move More Dumfries and Galloway, we will support you to become more active and help manage the consequences of treatment such as fatigue, depression and heart damage, through gentle, physical activity.
Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries and Galloway Council, has developed a range of free classes for people affected by cancer.  From walking and gardening groups to circuits and gentle movement classes, there is something for everyone.

Move More Benefits

With this in mind these sessions are:
• Suitable at any stage of treatment
• Delivered by specially trained leaders
• Free of charge
• Available to carers, family members and friends
• Held at various locations in the community – not just the gym
• An opportunity to meet, talk and be supported by others who know what you’re going through


Move More Contact Details

Health professionals: Referral forms and contact details for all Dumfries and Galloway Localities are listed below.
Self-referral: Individuals affected by cancer in Annandale and Eskdale, Nithsdale and Stewartry can self-refer by phoning or e-mailing their local area contact listed below.
Annandale and Eskdale
Community Link Team
01461 204 741

Referral Form Link

Healthy Connections
01387 244 4101

Referral Form Link

Healthy Connections Stewartry
01556 505 724

Referral Form Link

01776 707 731
* Referral form must include name, date of birth and phone number

Referral Form Link


General enquires should be directed to:

Move More Activites

Programme Details
Circuits Sessions are led by Dumfries and Galloway Leisure and Sport fitness instructors trained in Cancer Rehabilitation.
Gardening Gardening on a regular basis helps to significantly reduce the impact of side effects of cancer treatment and helps build strength and fitness in people affected by cancer.
Gentle Movement

Classes are led by Macmillan trained volunteer instructors who deliver a specially adapted programme to improve physical wellbeing and reduce anxiety that can be done either seated or standing.

Walking Cancer Specific Walks are only for people affected by cancer and Cancer Friendly Walks are open to any adult who wants to be more active. All walks are led by experienced volunteer walk leaders who have undergone Macmillan core training. The walks last between 45 and 60 minutes, are local and sociable providing a supportive and friendly environment


Move More Activities across Dumfries & Galloway

A range of physical activities are available across the region. The table below provides a summary of current activities. For more information please see the contact details below.

  Circuit / Fitness Walking Community Physical Activity Oppor- tunities Gardening Gentle Move ment


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