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 as it is for the person with the actual diagnosis. In fact, research suggests that levels of anxiety and feelings of depression are as high, or higher amongst caregivers, as they are amongst those being cared for.
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. You’re welcome to attend all of our courses, groups and individual sessions as well. You can look at our Getting Started page to find out more.
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.