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Your Wellbeing, Your Way

by Cancer Support Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th July 2020 we successfully raised £514 with 14 supporters in 134 days

Protect the wellbeing of people coping with cancer, stress, fear and isolation during COVID19 and beyond, by providing digital support.

by Cancer Support Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra funding will enable us to develop our Telephone Wellbeing support. This gives people more choice, meaning they can access services in a way that works for them. Your Wellbeing, Your Way.


“I was on the road to a breakdown. Cancer Support Scotland aided me to stop, relax, observe, feel cared for and recover. I will be forever grateful.” – Nicola

Your Wellbeing, Your Way

We are Scotland’s wellbeing champions for people coping with cancer, and as more people are affected each year, we already knew we needed to utilise new and creative ways to expand our provision of Wellbeing Services.

Our vision was to use digital tools to improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer - many of whom are already socially or financially isolated, and facing multiple challenges in their everyday lives. Then COVID-19 struck, and our vision had to become a reality - fast.

With fewer staff, depleted resources and limited time, we converted our in-person services to digital solutions in a matter of weeks, to combat the rapidly escalating fear, stress, anxiety and isolation that people affected by cancer are facing due to COVID-19. Now, we need your help to keep being there for those who need us, when they need us.

The impact of COVID-19 on people coping with cancer has been severe: some people with cancer have had their treatment plans changed or delayed. Many clinical trials offering hope to those for whom conventional cancer treatment is no longer an option have been paused indefinitely. 

Those receiving immunocompromising treatments are facing an extended period of acute loneliness and isolation as they shield, often completely separated from their loved ones, to protect their physical health. Anyone receiving end of life care in the near future will be unable to spend their final weeks, months, or even moments surrounded by their loved ones. All of these experiences will have real consequences for the emotional and mental wellbeing of each and every person affected.

Right now, people affected by cancer need support more urgently than ever. Your donation will help improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of anyone affected by cancer – reducing stress, anxiety, isolation and fear during these uncertain times. 

By helping us reach our £500 target, you will help more people receive the support they deserve, including digital counselling, wellbeing 'check-in' phone calls and online self-care tools that can be used at any time of the day or night.

Thank you for helping protect and improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer in Scotland.

“What helped me the most was feeling like I’ve been heard and listened to, and being given grounding techniques and help dealing with practical things. I would have felt much more overwhelmed and alone without this service.”  - K.C


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Tweet about your donation and we will re-tweet it as a thank you!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A hand written thank you card to display on your desk.

£30 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

We will send you a CSS lanyard to proudly show your support

£45 or more

£45 Reward

We will send you a Tunnocks Teacake and a teabag to allow you to take some time for your wellbeing

£60 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£60 Reward

We will send you Cancer Support Scotland t-shirt so you can proudly show your support

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£75 Reward

A table of 5 to attend our Ladies Blisco event in Glasgow 2021

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Two seats at our table at our Dashing Winter Ceilidh in November 2021 in Glasgow

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