Get Up and Go: in Glasgow is a new initiative in which men
diagnosed with prostate cancer are paired up with others affected
by the disease, who help them to be more active.
We know from recent research1 that regular exercise
can help to ease the side effects of prostate cancer - it can lift
spirits, reduce tiredness and protect the body's bone mass.
The Get Up and Go service will support men, within the Glasgow
Community Health Partnership, to become and remain physically
active. We will identify physical activity opportunities available
in Glasgow and will match men with prostate cancer to the
activities to best suit their needs. Trained volunteers will offer
peer support to men to help them to get into and maintain a more
We are running a pilot of Get Up and Go in the Glasgow area from
July 2012 to September 2013. Further information and recruitment
details for this new service will be made available online.