Cancer Council’s factsheet Special Occasions and Celebrations has some useful tips and advice such as:
Discuss with your family and friends what you can manage and make a plan. Ask for and accept offers of help.
Be gentle with yourself
Have an exit plan prepared for times when you may find a gathering overwhelming.
Keep it simple
Allow for rest times during festivities.
Our understanding and experienced cancer nurses are here to support you; simply call 13 11 20.
If you have lost someone to cancer, this time of year may be challenging. Finding something special to do may help and here are some ways to help you commemorate a loved one.
- Plant a tree or place a memorial plaque in a favourite place.
- Make a memory box filled with keepsakes such as letters or cards, photos or a special recipe.
- Get involved in a cause that was special to your loved one.
Our experienced and understanding nurses are available if you have questions or would like to talk. Support is just a phone call away and all calls are confidential. We are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm in December and throughout the year, excluding public holidays.
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