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Telephone Groups

Have you struggled to adapt to life during cancer treatment, or felt alone and unsupported trying to tackle the emotional challenges of life after cancer? Are you struggling with low moods or anxiety, and 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 still report having unmet emotional needs - even six months after the official treatment has ended. We know that often when you are 'meant' to feel better, at the end of your treatment, this can often be when you feel worst of all.

Cancer Support UK’s Cancer Coach telephone support groups are looking to fill the huge gap in support available at this critical time, by focusing specifically on those that are towards the end of, or have finished their treatment. The groups will give you the tools you need to get back on your feet after such a life-changing event.

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 behaviour therapy (CBT) which is a popular therapy, used 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 a structured six-week programme for groups of up to six people to talk through all aspects of the feelings that can be associated with life during and after cancer treatment. Groups explore some of the reasons for feeling low or anxious and introduces simple tools and strategies to begin to reduce some of the impact of negative emotional feelings.

The programme aims to help you to:

  • Connect and share with others who have been through similar experiences with cancer
  • Discuss negative emotions and learn strategies for how to manage them
  • Get a sense of control back in your life through facing your fears and setting goals for the future
  • Re-establish your sense of self and build self-esteem
  • Create an action plan to begin to tackle fears and challenges you face head on
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It's easy to join a group

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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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Step 4

Tell us what you think so we can always improve.

Run a group

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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