Help for sufferers
WE KNOWthe experience of cancer can be demanding – both for your body and your mind.
Research shows more than 30% of cancer patients experience ongoing psychological challenges, such as anxiety and depression, as a result of their illness.
Emotional stress after cancer can be just as challenging during diagnosis or treatment, which is why Cancer Council Queensland is inviting people who have been affected by cancer to take part in our Living Mindfully program.
Living Mindfully is an eight-week program starting on Thursday, May 1, in Rockhampton.
The group program, which is based on a combination of mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy, is run by Cancer Council Queensland’s Cancer Counselling Service and aims to increase a person’s ability to manage difficult feelings and live in the present moment.
Learning new ways of managing difficulties through our Living Mindfully program can be useful for all of us, regardless of life stage or situation.
I encourage all locals who have been affected by cancer who think that they, or someone they know, may benefit from participation in the eight-week Living Mindfully program to register now by calling the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland, including information about our counselling and support programs, is available via www.cancerqld.org.au or the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
Katie Clift, Executive manager, Cancer Council