HOPE project aims to improve quality of life of cancer patients

An ‘Open Day’ event to introduce people to the HOPE project, which aims to provide cancer patients in the Western Algarve with access to a variety of therapies and activities to help them deal with their condition and improve their quality of life, will be held at the Espaço Raiz building in Pedra Mourinha (Portimão) on Friday, March 15.

The event begins at 3pm and will shed some light on the many services that are provided to cancer patients as well as their carers, family and friends. These include psychology sessions for groups, crisis intervention, nutrition appointments, occupational therapy, support groups and much more.

The project was launched in 2016 with the setting up of a large fish tank at the oncology ward of Portimão Hospital as a way of providing a relaxing atmosphere for patients, designed to improve their feeling of wellbeing.

Over the years, the project has grown and become more ambitious, with a renewed focus on improving the quality of life of cancer patients and creating a support network for families.

The HOPE project is led by Teia d’Impulsos, an association created in Portimão in 2011 by people who love the town and the Algarve.

The association has created many popular events and initiatives, including the gastronomic event ‘Rota do Petisco’.