What are peer support services?
These services connect you with individuals or groups of people who have a shared experience, often called peer support services. Many people find it helpful to share their thoughts and experiences with other people affected by cancer, this includes people who have been diagnosed with cancer, their carers, friends and family.
Some people say they can be more open and honest in a support group because they aren’t trying to protect those close to them. You may find it easier to talk about your diagnosis and treatment, your relationships with friends and family, and your hopes and fears for the future.
Read more about the emotional impact of cancer
Questions to ask about this service
When looking at a service it is important to ask questions about how the service works before you decide to engage with them. Below is a list of questions you might like to ask when enquiring about a service.
Am I eligible?
How much will this cost me?
Is there a wait time?
What services do you offer?
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