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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.