Wessex Cancer Support exists to support you at a time in your lives when you need it most. Due to the increased risk of Coronavirus, and the majority of our clients being encouraged to shield, we will be continuing to provide remote support.
Some people will need us more than ever as anxieties rise, which may exaggerate feelings of isolation. Cancer doesn’t stop – we know some will have had treatments delayed, be awaiting test results or are worried about how they will now travel to their appointments. We’ve increased our capacity to provide counselling and befriending support so we can help support you through these challenges.
Many of you may be nervous about being in the community using public transport, visiting supermarkets or attending hospital appointments. If you are awaiting test results, are living with a cancer diagnosis, are receiving treatment or are recovering from a cancer diagnosis, you may benefit from wearing our free Wessex Cancer Support Support Lanyard. These are available to order by contacting our Head Office on 023 8067 2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re still here for you. We have a weekly timetable full of a variety of options for supporting you until our Centre’s can open safely for face to face support. We will always ensure the support you are offered is tailor-made to your needs. We are here for anyone impacted by cancer, whether that is the person diagnosed with cancer or their loved ones. Last year 78% of our current clients told us that the things they valued most about Wessex Cancer Support were having someone to talk to and/or feeling part of a community.
Our community of clients and their families, counsellors, therapists and volunteers know that Being yourself, before, during and after cancer is always enough. Whether it’s learning to accept what is, meeting new people or getting back to exercise, we are here to help you thrive. One of our clients described our community as being the place that is helping her put her life back together: can we help you do the same?
In the next few months, we will be offering more structured emotional support from experienced counsellors. They can help you reduce stress, anxiety, and improve your quality of life or overcome a phobia related to your cancer diagnosis or treatment.