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.
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.
I’d love it if you could do this for me
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.
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.
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.
I don’t feel like talking right now, but it’s important to me that you know this
I wanted to write to tell you what’s on my mind
Thank you – it really means a lot to have you around