Cancer Coach: free, online cancer support groups. In just six weeks, get the tools to take you from surviving to thriving as you recover from cancer

Meet others with similar experiences. Explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Learn new strategies and coping mechanisms for living life after cancer

For people aged 18 and over who have completed treatment for a primary cancer diagnosis (Stage 1-3) and are now considered in remission or have no evidence of disease

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Not quite feeling how you expected to after cancer treatment has ended, and wondering if that's normal?

You've just been through a very traumatic period in your life. From the moment you spotted worrying symptoms, you might feel as though you've been on an emotional rollercoaster, full of ups and downs.

Having successfully completed treatment, you were probably hoping the recovery journey would be more straightforward, but it's possible that you're not quite feeling how you expected to.

Most people imagine that they'll feel relieved and that life will get back to how it was before.

In reality, the initial joy they experience when they're first told their cancer treatment has worked, and that there's no longer any evidence of disease, can quickly give way to feelings of loneliness, sadness, anxiety, and even guilt.

If you're wondering whether what you're going through is normal, it is, and you're definitely not alone.

Signs that you may need some emotional support after cancer

The way you're feeling could be an indicator that you need some support to help you adjust to your new normal as you recover from cancer.

You might be experiencing:

  • Anxiety and fear
  • Worries about returning to work
  • Body image issues
  • Embarrassment
  • Loneliness and feeling lost
  • Frustration and guilt
  • Sadness and low mood

It's particularly common to find yourself worrying about the possibility of your cancer returning, and having to go through the whole experience again. It can be debilitating if you don't find a way to deal with it. If you're familiar with that constant fear, you may already be thinking about accessing support.

However, the signs may not always be that obvious to you. You might just feel 'different' or 'a bit off'. So how do you know if you might benefit from seeking help?

Thinking about the last few weeks:

  • Have you struggled to focus on daily tasks?
  • Have you felt overwhelmed by the fear of cancer returning?
  • Have you found yourself avoiding social situations?
  • Are you having difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep?
  • Have you found it difficult to talk to close family about how you're feeling?

Changes in your behaviours like these and others can be a sign of underlying emotional distress, like anxiety, and that you'd benefit from support.

Sound familiar? Don't bottle it up

It's totally natural to feel the way you do after all you've been through.

It helps to talk to others with similar experiences, people who 'get it' and know what it's like.

That's exactly what Cancer Coach is all about.

Cancer Coach, our free cancer support groups held online or over the phone, might be just what you need after cancer

If you're not feeling quite how you expected to after completing cancer treatment, or how you'd like to, or if you've noticed changes in your behaviours that you're not comfortable with, you might benefit from joining one of our free Cancer Coach groups.

They take place every week for six weeks either online or over the phone, allowing you to take part from the comfort of your own home anywhere in the UK.

If you join a Cancer Coach group, you'll meet other participants who are just like you. They've all had cancer, and are now trying to move forwards with life, but need some help working through their emotions.

Your Cancer Coach support group will be facilitated by one of our expert Cancer Coaches, and together you'll explore new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that will help you as you recover from cancer.

Cancer Coach is for any one aged 18 or over, and that has completed physical treatment for a primary cancer diagnosis (stage 1-3).

If you think Cancer Coach is right for you, click here to sign-up and join a group.

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While Cancer Coach is designed to support you with your wellbeing after finishing your cancer treatment, it is important to be aware that the sessions are not carried out on a one-to-one basis or in-person, and are not a form of psychological counselling.

Highly rated by participants: what people say about Cancer Coach

"I attended a six week Zoom course and met other likeminded people, which gave me comfort, knowing that their experiences were no different to mine"


"It was fascinating hearing the group’s worries and fears – they were like me. Our lives had changed. We talked through great ways of coping and I learnt a lot"


"The coach introduced us to a number of different useful strategies. It was also therapeutic to hear other people’s cancer journey stories and to share mine"


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Free and confidential. Join from anywhere in the UK, online or over the phone. Same time and day each week for six weeks. Facilitated by experienced Cancer Coaches. Meet others with similar experiences, explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and learn new strategies and coping mechanisms for living life after cancer.