The impact of having cancer at any stage in life can result in depression, anxiety, and difficulties with your mental health. It’s incredibly important to have access to information and advice on coping with these problems, as well as being aware of when to seek help.

"The free subscription to headspace has been a real saviour. I was in a really bad place last week having panic attacks as the pain was quite intense along with the anxiety of the side effects from chemo If I didn’t have headspace I would have really struggled to of got through it." Trekstock Beneficiary

Here you will find information about support, advice and tips that can help you:

Lifting the Lid on Cancer and Mental Health

Trekstock Talk's on Anxiety

Trekstock Talk with Greig Trout on PTSD and Survivors Guilt

Trekstock Talk's on Communication

Lifting the Lid on Communication in the time of COVID-19

Did you know that when you join the Trekstock community you will receive a year's free subscription to the Headspace app? Headspace is a guided meditation and mindfulness app for everybody, so you can live a healthier, happier, more well-rested life by using it for just a few minutes a day.

Sign up here

Check out our charity friends who can provide you with even more practical tools, strategies and resources:

Flynne's Barn

The team at Flynne's Barn are currently offering counselling and family support service. 

We know that Covid-19 is having a huge effect on the health and wellbeing of young cancer patients. We
are therefore offering a course of free counselling for young people (aged up to 25) and living with cancer or another health condition that puts them at high risk from COVID-19. Family support is also available.

All sessions are confidential and can take place online or by phone with qualified counsellors. Why not get in touch? Call us: 01768 800 686 Or email us: [email protected]

Guidance for Better Mental Health During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a lot of information about the virus and its effects on mental health. That’s because coronavirus and the social, financial and psychological implications it carries can seriously impact one’s mental wellbeing. Self-care is vital, and it’s also important to try and reduce the stress for ourselves and others around us.

Headspace

Headspace is guided meditation and mindfulness app for everybody, so you can live a healthier, happier, more well-rested life by using it for just a few minutes a day. When you sign up to the Trekstock community you will receive a year's free subscription to the Headspace app.

SANE

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Please explore the icons below to find out how we help people.

Maggie's Centres

Maggie’s is a charity that offers free psychological and practical support to people living with cancer and their family and friends at their 24 centres across the UK. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, the centres are warm and welcoming, and run by expert staff who help people live well with cancer. Since Maggie’s opened their first centre in 1996, the charity has developed a programme of support that is proven to help people with cancer and their loved ones take back control.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan is here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.

Samaritans

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.

Afterthoughts

AfterThoughts was created to make visible some of the invisible cancer stories from within the young cancer community. Join Toby and Alice as they get to know each other a little better, introduce the themes their storytellers will be exploring in coming episodes and share what makes AfterThoughts different.