Coping at Christmas

Christmas can be a time of great joy but it can also trigger anxiety and stress.

Add a cancer diagnosis to the seasonal mix and we may need some help with our emotional responses.

FORCE Oncology Support Specialists Emma Ellis and Ali Ashby share some strategies for coping.

They have also compiled a list of organisations that may be able to offer help while our Support Centre is closed for the Christmas and New Year break from 4:30pm on Thursday December 23 until 9:30am on Tuesday January 4.

See below for useful links, including self-help films and audio on the FORCE website.


Open 24 hours

The National Suicide Prevention Helpline

Open 24 hours

Marie Curie

See website for times

The Moorings

See website for times

SHOUT – support and confidential text service

Text 24 hours a day


FORCE Cancer Charity

FORCE offers a range of free support for you at any stage of your cancer journey.
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer and you need support, advice or information, contact FORCE today.

Call: 01392 406151