Our Trekstock Talks are live Q&A sessions with experts addressing topics that matter to young adults living with cancer, such as anxiety, work and fertility. They are hosted by the brilliant Toby Peach, who was diagnosed with cancer at 20 years old. 

We stream each Trekstock Talk live on our social media channels @trekstock #TrekstockTalks, and we then make them available in bite-sized chunks on our YouTube channel.

Trekstock Talks happen every other month. Our next talk will be covering the subject 'coping with a palliative diagnosis' as a young adult. We'll cover how friends and family can support their loved ones and much more.

If you have any questions you'd like to ask our expert, please submit them here.

It's thanks to our many experts who have kindly donated their time, we've been able film talks on: 

  • Work - Barbara Wilson from Working and Cancer 
  • Sex & Relationships -  Lead Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist from Imperial NHS Trust
  • Public transport & hidden illnesses - Engagement Manager, Peter Fletcher from Transport for London
  • Fertility - Anya Sizer, Fertility Network & Monica Figuiredo, CNS & Consultant Chana Jayasena, Imperial NHS Trust
  • Food & Cancer - Rupy Aujla from Doctors Kitchen & Kellie Anderson Cancer Food Educator, Maggies. 
  • Coping with anxiety - Troy Chase, Clinical Psychologist from Imperial NHS
  • Communication - Dr Catherine Hood expert in Psychosexual Medicine and Communication

You can watch any of our previous #TrekstockTalks on our YouTube channel


Our Trekstock Talks are created by you, for you 

We strive to make sure these talks will be relevant to your needs. We recruit experts to answer the questions and ensure that the answers will be accurate and up-to-date. 

Issues are identified and questions sourced by the young adults we support. These issues are then addressed through an interview with a relevant healthcare professional or subject expert. 

“I had a lot of questions when I had cancer and had plenty more afterwards. Trekstock Talks provide an opportunity for us to explore some of those questions that young adults have when they are diagnosed, are facing treatments or working out how they thrive beyond it.

As a young patient myself, I believe we need to offer a platform for these conversations to take place so that we can continue to connect with others who are facing similar dilemmas or are curious to know more about the world they have been thrust into.

Having cancer at a young age throws you into a world of unknowns and our job with Trekstock Talks is to make that world a little less scary by offering insights into the darkness that young adults are facing.”

Toby Peach, Trekstock Talks Host