The Women of Sveti Nikole were successful in getting through to the final stage of the Civil Society Peer Exchange organised by Euclid Network (UK), the Center for Institutional Development (CIRa) Macedonia) with the support of the British Embassy in Skopje
Jasmina and Aleksandra from the organisation ‘The Women of Sveti Nikole’ arrived in London on Sunday for a week and today we went to the first of their information meetings at the Haven centre in west London. The Haven offers free support, information and complementary therapies to anyone affected by breast cancer. The building, a former church, has been specifically designed to provide a calm, beautiful and safe environment where people with breast cancer can heal in mind and body in conjunction with whatever conventional medical treatment they receive. We met with Tina Glynn the London Haven Programme Manager, she was able to impart valuable advice to Jasmina and Aleksandra on the structure of the centre, the types of treatments and developing partnerships with other charities in the same sector. One of the key aspects that we all picked up on at the meeting, was the equal focus on support and strong research/evaluation to measure the impact of the centre and the treatments it uses – Mindfulness, nutrition, herbal medicine among others.