Surround yourself with people who get it

FORCE Cancer Charity hosts a number of free support groups for cancer patients and their carers.

They help because shared experiences and mutual understanding can reduce isolation and strengthen your abilities to cope.

There are support groups made up of patients with the same cancer.

Others focus on a specific subject, such as anxiety management or mindfulness with a mix of both patients and carers.

In this podcast Emma Ellis and Annie Kerr talk about the good things group support can offer and what’s available at FORCE.

Healthcare professionals facilitate the majority of groups or contribute to those run by patients and carers.

Call 01392 406151 to find out about groups run by FORCE and other local and national organisations which may be able to support you.

Groups meet at the FORCE Cancer Support and Information Centre or online.