Thursday, 11 May 2017

Weekly Discussion Summary ~ Support Groups and Organisations

Summary of our weekly group discussion ~ 11th May 2017

SUPPORT GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS

Our Sunday discussion this week was all about groups, charities and organisations from which people have received valuable support. 

As it is Mental Health Awareness week, our centre's goal of helping women with a diagnosis of breast cancer to build their resilience sits nicely alongside cognitive capability and drawing on mental strength to increase well-being. A sense of belonging to a group or t
eam, and the sharing of common yet unique experiences with others, is well known to contribute hugely to mental health.

It was gratifying to find that so many women had received such great support from their local hospitals and cancer centres, but also disconcerting to find considerable inconsistency across the UK. Some of the charities listed are local, some national. Some enterprising women have filled gaps by starting their own support groups and other initiatives, which may help to provide inspiration for others to do the same. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we hope that by putting our heads together and sharing these resources we may be of help to others seeking support. The best known support organisations such as MacMillan and Breast Cancer Care are of course available to all. 

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The organisations discussed can be found in the existing resource tab here in Panning for Gold: RESOURCES






If you are a woman living in the UK with a diagnosis of breast cancer and you would like to join our private group, please contact us via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/resilienceinbreastcancer/

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Thanks to Sally for allowing us to use her beautiful photo.

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