FYSOT Programme

Saturday 5 &
Sunday 6 December 2020 

Be a pioneer: join us at the first-ever virtual Find Your Sense of Tumour.

Day 1, Saturday 5 December

SPIRITED: Embracing Change

Cancer can change everything, especially when you’re young. There’s no doubt this brings some massive challenges, but change can be positive too – that’s the theme for this morning.

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome

Our friendly comperes will welcome you, get you settled and talk you through the weekend ahead. 

10:30 - 11:10 Making my grass greener - Harvey Burnett

Watch an inspirational talk from a fellow young person who’s been through cancer and hear how they’ve coped and thrived through change – followed by a live Q&A 

11:10 - 11:50 Breakout groups and intro to offline activities

Break out into a virtual group with other young people from your region. It’s your space to chat safely and reflect throughout the weekend. Your nurses and Youth Support Coordinators will be there to help if you need.

11:50-14:00 Time to explore 

Get going on your first offline activity, and dip into the resources and virtual workshops that are available on demand throughout the weekend.

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UNITED: Connected by cancer

Knowing you’re not alone is so important when you go through cancer, and a huge part of Find Your Sense of Tumour is about coming together to support each other.

14:00 - 14:15 Return and Welcome

Your comperes will welcome you back and lead you into a choice of talks packed with expert tips and advice.

15:00 to 15:30 Breakout groups

Gather in your regional group again for more chats, reflections and an introduction to your next offline activity.

15:30 - 17:45 Time to explore 

Get going on your second offline activity, and explore more of the resources and virtual workshops that are available on demand throughout the weekend. 

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Evening Activity

19:00-19:20 Intro to activities

The comperes will welcome everyone back for an evening of fun activities with a bit of friendly competition between regions!  

19:20 - 20:30 Group activities

The finer details are still being confirmed, but this session will definitely be a chance to get stuck in, get creative and get to know the other young people in your group a lot better. 

21:00 Close Down

20:45 - 23:00 Evening choice activities

Day 2, Sunday 6 December 2020

KIND: Being kind to yourself

This morning’s theme is all about being kind to yourself, something that’s especially important when you go through cancer.

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome

Welcome back online! Once again your comperes will talk you through the day ahead, and lead you into a choice of workshops on mindfulness, creative writing and planning for the future.

11:00 - 11:15 Breakout groups

Chat and reflect in your regional group – you’ll hopefully be getting to know each other well by now. As always, your nurses and Youth Support Coordinators will be there for any support you need.

11:45 - 14:00 Time to explore  

Get going on your third and final set of offline activities, and spend some more time catching up on any of the resources and virtual workshops you didn’t get to yesterday.

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DETERMINED: Keep moving forward

It can be hard to know just how to move forward after something as life-changing as a cancer diagnosis, but we’re here to help.

14:00 -14:15 Return and welcome

Welcome back after lunch.

14:15 - 15:00 Keep moving forward, the power of a ‘why’ during adversity – Amy Conroy

GB wheelchair basketball athlete Amy will share her story and talk about the importance of never letting your fears and insecurities limit your dreams or goals. Hard work, coupled with a belief and trust in yourself, really does work.

15:00 -15:15 Breakout groups and goodbyes

A final thank you from your comperes, and a bit more time in your regional group to reflect on the weekend and chat through any issues you might need support with.

Resources and workshops

Our Partners

Get information and support from a range of other fab charities, including: 

  • Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • Trekstock
  • The Brain Tumour Charity
  • Cancer Hair Care 
  • Youth Cancer Trust 
  • Over The Wall 
  • Bone Cancer Research Trust 

Practical Workshops 

Learn more and try out a range of activities – on-demand virtual workshops include: 

  • Cancer Hair Care 
  • Yoga
  • Move Charity – Cancer, Support, Exercise
  • Sketch Appeal 
  • Look Good Feel Better – skincare (M & F)
  • Bullet Journaling 
  • Morgan Stanley CV Skills 
  • Morgan Stanley Interview Skills 
  • Sharing your story with Teenage Cancer Trust