Are you looking to get back on track after cancer?
Our Way Forward programme is a great opportunity for 18-29 year olds who've finished treatment to come and receive helpful guidance for their life after cancer. At this two-day residential you'll have the opportunity to ask the questions you want to ask, share your experiences and meet other young people who've had cancer.
The programme aims to increase confidence to help effectively manage life after cancer and its treatment. Not only this but it also gives young people an opportunity to engage with others in a similar situation to help build peer and social support networks. Lastly, the programme also aims to empower young people with the information and practical advice they need to be able to face any issues that may come their way.
Such an enjoyable and interesting couple of days, I learned so much and felt so comfortable opening up to strangers was a great feeling! Well worth it!
The exact programme is developed and determined on a region by region basis, dependent on the needs of the young people, the existing clinical services in the area, and the available resources.
Expert speakers experienced in working with and effectively engaging young people, provide important information and encourage participation in discussions, meaning we can hopefully help to smooth the transition into long term follow-up care.
I laughed so much with strangers who I feel like I've known my whole life.
The event can cover a range of important and relevant themes, including but not limited to:
- Late effects
- Education and employment
- Finance and insurance
- Body image
- Sexual health
- Fear of recurrence
- Fatigue management/exercise.
- Goal setting
Our Way Forward events are generously funded by The Queen's Trust. Find out more about our partnership.