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ACTivate Your Life – Affected By Cancer

We all have emotional issues. But dealing with everyday life when you’ve been affected by cancer can be even more difficult. We know that a cancer diagnosis not only affects someone physically, but emotionally too. Whether you’re a patient, carer, loved one, have lost someone close to you, or have had cancer in the past, we can help.

ACTivate Your Life – Affected By Cancer courses

You might find yourself struggling to cope with anxiety, depression or low-self confidence. Regrets, fears, and sadness can be overwhelming and stop you from living in the present.

Working alongside an experienced clinical psychologist, we’ve developed our ACTivate Your Life – Affected By Cancer emotional support service. It teaches you to separate your thoughts and feelings, focussing your attention on what you can change. You’ll learn to overcome negative feelings, practice mindfulness and take control of your thoughts.

It’s a free course of four weekly sessions, each lasting two hours. There’s no active participation, you just need to take a seat and listen.

Available ACTivate Your Life courses

We’re adding new courses all the time and have already brought ACTivate Your Life – Affected By Cancer courses course to communities across Wales.

Available courses

Volunteer as a presenter

We’re looking for volunteers to help us organise and deliver this support in the community. There will be two days training to get you ready for the role and all we ask is that you are able to give three hours each week across four weeks to deliver the course. Find out more about the role here. If you’re interested, please apply online, or contact our Volunteer Development Team on 029 2076 8850 or e-mail volunteer@tenovuscancercare.org.uk for more information.


We regularly evaluate our services to make sure they meet the needs of the people who use them, identify ways to make them better, and make sure we’re getting the best value for money. We recently evaluated our ACTivate Your Life – Affected By Cancer service and found that the service has helped lead to a 34% reduction in depression, 18% increase in well-being scores, and 31% decrease in anxiety for attendees. You can download the report below.

ACTivate Your Life – 12 month report


Get in touch

To find out more about our services, or speak to one of our nurses, please call our free Support Line which is open 365 days a year on 0808 808 1010.

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Sing with Us Choirs

Our Sing with Us choirs are for anyone affected by cancer. They offer support, friendship and fun, and our ground-breaking research has shown singing is good for you too.

Find out about our Sing with Us choirs
Advice on money and debt for anyone affected by cancer

Get help with money matters

We provide a free service for advice, guidance and support with money matters and debt, helping with each step, making sure you can access the money you’re entitled to.

Benefits and debt advice
Our Support Line Nurse Jane can answer questions about cancer

Talk to us

Our free Support Line is open 365 days a year for anyone affected by cancer. Our nurses offer advice on diagnosis, treatment, side-effects, and anything else on your mind.

Find out about our Support Line