Wednesday 2nd December 2020

How to use these cards

At times during your treatment, you’ll probably feel like being by yourself and not speaking to anyone. There might be times when you want people to do things for you, but you struggle to ask for help.

Sometimes you might find that friends and family aren’t sure what to do or say. And maybe there are things you want to say but don’t feel ready to talk about.

For all of those times, and for when you just want to say thank you, we’ve created these cards. Some are for particular people, others are more general.

Share them with your friends and family on social media or WhatsApp, and add whatever extra info feels right to you. Or just use them as inspiration if you’re ever feeling stuck for how to communicate.
 

It’s great to have you around

Having friends around you can really help during cancer treatment. So this one might be useful if you want to tell your mates you appreciate them and let them know the best way to be there for you.

It's great to have you around

Download this image

 

There’s this one thing

It’s difficult to know what to say when people ask how they can help. But if you think of things you need, try writing it down. Then the next time someone asks what they can do, send them this graphic and talk it through.

There's this one thing

Download this image

 

I’d love it if you could do this for me

I'd love it if you could do this one thing for me

Download this image

 

Here’s what’s happening to me

Tired of explaining which cancer you have or what treatment you’re having? Then this graphic might come in handy.

Here's what's happening to me

Download this image

 

Here's the edited version of what's happening to me

Download this image

 

Hi Mum/Dad

Got something you’d like to say to your parents but don’t fancy talking or can’t find the words? Try sharing one of these graphics in a message instead.

Hi mum

Download this image

 

Hi dad

Download this image

 

Hi mum & dad

Download this image

 

Sorry, I’m not up for talking right now

There might be times when you want to let people know you’re not feeling great, or that you need to be by yourself.

Sorry I'm not up for talking right now

Download this image

 

Sorry I'm not up for talking right now

Download this image

 

I don’t feel like talking right now, but it’s important to me that you know this

It's important to me that you know this

Download this image

 

I wanted to write to tell you what’s on my mind

I wanted to write to tell you what's on my mind

Download this image

 

Thank you – it really means a lot to have you around

Thank you, it means a lot to have you around

Download this image

 

Thank you, it means a lot to have you around

Download this image