IT'S IMPORTANT WHEN YOU COME FOR SUPPORT THAT YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND TALK TO OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE SAME EXPERIENCE. SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS YOUR REACTIONS TO BEING TOLD YOU HAVE CANCER AS WELL AS WHAT YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAYBE FEELING.
People take comfort from talking to each other. Even with a supportive family and circle of friends it can still at times be difficult to talk about cancer.
The unique focus of Cancer Lifeline is that it is managed by local people, all of whom are living with cancer themselves.
These sessions are very informal. You will have the chance to meet with another person living with cancer to talk through your fears or worries. The session is very relaxed, welcoming and confidential. The sessions usually happen on Monday mornings but can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Peer support can be offered via telephone or in your own home.
You can bring someone along for support if you wish.