The aim of the Fear of Recurrence group programme is to help those with a fear of cancer coming back which they find difficult to live with.
What is ‘Fear of Recurrence’?
- Fear of cancer recurrence is defined as the fear or worry that cancer will return, progress, or metastasise.
- This is one of the most reported concerns for cancer survivors.
- Fear is experienced by many patients following treatment and often lessens with time.
- However, for some, these feelings can be overwhelming, long-lasting and reduce a person’s ability to lead a life that is meaningful to them.
- Fear of cancer coming back can affect a person’s mood, relationships, hobbies, job and life enjoyment.
How does this group programme work?
- Sessions are led by a clinical psychologist & facilitator.
- The groups take place over 6-weekly sessions lasting 2 hours each.
- They are currently delivered online using Zoom.
- They will also be offered in person, when possible.
- There are a maximum of 10 participants per group.
- The sessions are based on a structured psychological approach known as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
- This group programme also has a focus on health education around signs and symptoms of recurrence and when to seek medical advice.
Who is this group programme for?
- This group programme is suitable for people who been diagnosed with cancer and have completed active treatment.
- It is suitable for those experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings about cancer returning.
- This distress will have an impact which interferes with the ability to live life in a way that is meaningful and satisfying.
For more information find our Fear of Recurrence leaflet here
How to contact us.
To self-refer to this group programme or if you have any questions;
Call 0141 212 0505
Leave your name and telephone number.
A member of the team will be in contact as soon as possible.