Being close to someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer can have a major impact on your life as well as theirs. It can be just as hard for you to deal with. Research suggests that levels of anxiety and feelings of depression maybe as high, or even higher, amongst caregivers, as they are amongst those being cared for.
We can help you support someone with cancer
That’s why we offer support for anyone in a close supporting role because we believe you are just as important as the person with cancer.
The Bristol Whole Life Approach is all about finding the things we can do to support our own health, so it’s relevant for all of us, with or without a cancer diagnosis. Whatever aspect of your life has been most affected by cancer, we can help you find tools and techniques to manage it.
Taking care of yourself and supporting your own needs will mean you’re more able to help and support the person in your life who needs you now. We have a range of information leaflets available for you to download.
If you are supporting someone that can’t access a computer visit our resources page and you can print these out to pass on.
Resources for carers
- Carers Support Centre is a charity which provides valuable support and information to carers of any age living in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.
- Carers UK
- NHS - Social care and support guide
- Looking after someone with cancer - Macmillan Cancer Support
“I would recommend Penny Brohn to anyone who is supporting someone with cancer. Whatever your situation, you will find compassionate and loving support of the highest kind.” – Rob, on supporting his sister through cancer