Coaching Programme FAQ
Take a look at the frequently asked questions about the Life after Cancer coaching programme
Who is the Life after Cancer coaching programme for?
The coaching programme is for anyone over the age of 18 who has completed treatment for cancer, regardless of whether you finished treatment in the last week or a few years ago. All of the sessions are run online via Zoom.
Can I join the programme if I am still undergoing cancer treatment or have a more advanced illness?
No. The Life after Cancer coaching programme has been designed for individuals who have completed their cancer treatment and are looking for support in moving forward in their lives after active treatment has finished.
If you are looking for support, you can contact the following cancer support services -
Who are the facilitators?
Groups are facilitated by International Coaching Federation (ICF) trained coaches who have a personal experience of cancer. All coaches are given full safeguarding training.
What does the programme cost?
A £30 donation is required to reserve your space. It supports the continuation of Life after Cancer's services. If the cost is a challenge, please email us and we'll cover your space.
What do I need to take part?
To make sure that you can attend all 6 sessions for the complete 6 week duration
To download Zoom on your preferred device
A pen, some coloured felt pens or crayons and a notepad
We do ask that you join us on Zoom with your video turned on
How do the groups work?
Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 attendees
The groups meet once a week on Zoom, every week for six weeks
Each session lasts two hours
Your coach will guide you through a series of activities / exercises on different topics
You will be encouraged to share and listen with the main group and also participate in breakout room session activities
We set up a Whatsapp group and invite programme attendees to chat and share. You do not need to join if you do not wish
Do I have to share with the group?
Not unless you want to, but it is encouraged. Some people feel comfortable sharing straight away and some choose not to. Session breakout rooms give you the opportunity to talk in a more private setting which you may find more comfortable than sharing with the group. You will never be pressured into talking about anything you don’t want to. Sometimes it’s useful to share as it helps you make the most of the programme. You will find that it is a very safe, inclusive and supportive space.
Is the coaching programme suitable for someone with a more severe mental health need?
The programme is suitable for those with mild anxiety and low level low mood. Anyone identified as needing a higher level of support would be signposted to a more appropriate service as our coaches are not clinically trained to manage those who require it.
I am worried about joining the group
It is very common to feel anxious and apprehensive about joining a new group. Please let us know if you are feeling this way, our Life after Cancer team are here for you and are available to answer any questions you might have and to reassure you. Often, people who are initially nervous find that they feel relaxed after the first session as they know what to expect.
What happens after the group has finished?
After the six weeks have finished we will send you a digital version of the workshop. You can continue to attend our Life after Cancer peer support sessions and workshops if you wish and you can continue communicating with others in the programme Whatsapp group.
How can I join the next coaching programme?
If you are ready to book your space on our next coaching programme you can do so here.
Who do I contact for more information?
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“This should honestly be recommended to every patient who’s experienced cancer”
“I thought I was alone in how I was struggling post cancer treatment, but this group opened my eyes and made me realise I’m normal. I never thought I would be able to address my cancer fears and anxiety, I thought it was just how I was and will always be, now I feel like I am back in control and have tangible strategies to help myself live to the fullest I can."
“I can’t stress how much the group and the people in it have lifted me and given me so much. Without the group I fear where my head and emotions was going”