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Cancer Coach Phone Groups

Have you struggled to adapt to life during or after cancer treatment? Are you struggling with low moods or anxiety, feeling isolated, or finding it hard to deal with what you have been through?

We know cancer takes its toll not just physically, but emotionally too. Despite the various types of support offered to people living with cancer, 78% of cancer patients report having unmet emotional needs, even six months after treatment ends. We know that often when you are 'meant' to feel better, at the end of treatment, this can be when you feel worst of all.

Our Cancer Coach Telephone Support Groups are available for those towards the end of, or post-treatment. Groups are facilitated by a trained volunteer with their own cancer experience. The same group of participants takes part in eight weekly sessions, which aim to empower individuals through use of CBT tools, peer-to-peer support and shared experiences.

We're looking for both volunteers to facilitate Cancer Coach groups, as well as participants who want to get involved. Find out more below, and sign up by clicking the links:

Groups are

  • Run by trained volunteers who have been through cancer themselves
  • Free and confidential
  • Open to people with all types of cancer
  • Open to people across the UK
  • Designed by a range of health and social experts and people who have experienced cancer
    Based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a popular, practical talking therapy, used widely by the NHS, that aims to change emotions by first changing thoughts and behaviours
  • Available for as long as it takes
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How the groups work

The Cancer Coach telephone support programme is an eight-week programme for groups of up to six people. Groups explore some of the feelings associated with their cancer experience, and learn simple, evidence-based tools to begin to reduce some of the impact of negative emotions.

The programme aims to help participants to:

  • Connect and share with others who have been through similar experiences with cancer
  • Discuss negative emotions and learn strategies to manage them
  • Re-establish their sense of self and build self-esteem
  • Get a sense of control back in their lives through facing your fears and setting goals for the future
  • Create an action plan to begin to tackle your own fears and challenges head on
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Step 1

Simply register your interest here, or give us a call.

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Step 2

We will be be in touch to check the programme is suitable for your needs and to give you all the information you need to get started.

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Step 3

Join a group and start the programme. It’s free and we will call you once a week.

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Tell us what you think so we can always improve.

Have you experienced cancer?
Are you ready to help others?

Contact us at hello@cancersupportuk.org, or phone us on 020 7470 8755

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