Talking life lessons as a Cancer Rehab Instructor with Helen Murray
This week we talk to Helen Murray (www.helenmurray.net) Helen leads Move Charity’s online cancer rehabilitation programme for 13-30 year olds. She’s also a triathlon coach, a lover of outdoor adventures and host of the Inside Tri Show podcast (www.insidetrishow.com). But cancer rehab hasn’t always been her life. Until 2018 Helen was working early mornings, late nights and weekends as a Producer for BBC Sport. She covered major events around the world including two Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and two Commonwealth Games. However, after several years at the BBC Helen realised this wasn’t the way she wanted to spend the rest of her life. Amongst many things it was watching a short documentary about the benefits of exercise programmes for people affected by cancer that ultimately triggered her to take the plunge to leave the security of the BBC and change paths completely to train as a Cancer Rehab Instructor. Fast-forward 3 years and Helen has supported over 120 young people living with and after cancer through the Move online programme.