Trekstock gets young adults in their 20s and 30s moving again when cancer puts their lives on hold

Most young people take moving into their 20s and 30s for granted, however every year in the UK more than 12,500 young adults are told they have cancer. We feel more strongly than ever that this group of young adults need and deserve an organisation dedicated to providing information and support programmes to help them deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer, and to help get them moving again once treatment ends.

Trekstock delivers practical and social support programmes tailored to the needs of young adults, to give them a better chance of living well through and beyond cancer.  

All of our programmes are developed in collaboration with the people we support and work to improve their physical and psychological wellbeing, their quality of life and provide them with the tools they need to get moving again through and beyond treatment. 

Our Health Advisory Board brings together an expert group of health professionals from across the cancer and health fields to guide our team and the work we do. They ensure we develop accurate information, scalable programmes and support that is innovative and of the highest standard.

Trekstock is really important as they act as a safety net alongside us healthcare practitioners to support young adults when they experience cancer and its effects at such a key stage of their life journey.” Gill Brisley, Lead Oncology CNS Hammersmith Hospital

We recognise that each young adult with cancer will experience it differently, therefore we offer a variety of tailored exercise support, expert practical advice and an active online and offline community.

"I just wanted to say thank you to you and Trekstock for all you have done for me - you literally helped me then my life around, from helping me get a new job to doing your Renew exercise programme and climbing Kilimanjaro. Trekstock beneficiary" 

We are there for young adults, when cancer stops them in the prime of their life. 

Meet Tom, who was diagnosed in his 30's and recently completed our 'Renew' exercise programme. 

Psychological wellbeing, physical activity and social support are the most common subjects that our Trekstock community tell us they need support with. Therefore, we work hard to provide a range of holistic support to meet the variety of needs of young adults with cancer.

A note on Psychological wellbeing: often for our community, they are looking for peer support, somebody to listen to them and support them in handling the questions, anxiety and isolation that often comes as part of a diagnosis. We provide this support through our online forum, regional meet-ups, through conversations with our health team and free access to a meditation app called Headspace, which around 25% of our community uses. We don’t provide psychological counselling services, but signpost people to fantastic charities that exist to provide these services, where needed.