The aim of the Living with Uncertainty group programme is to assist people to develop skills to live well alongside cancer.
What is ‘Living with Uncertainty’?
- Changes in detection and treatment mean that people are living longer with cancer.
- Patients may experience uncertainty in relation to their diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment pathways.
- For some, this uncertainty can feel manageable.
- However, for others it can feel overwhelming and have a negative impact on mood, relationships, hobbies, or work.
How does the Living with Uncertainty 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.
Who is the Living with Uncertainty programme for?
- Those experiencing a level of distress in relation to the uncertainty associated with a cancer diagnosis.
- This distress will impact the person’s ability to live life in a way that is meaningful and satisfying.
- Examples of uncertainty caused by cancer may include;
- Having an incurable form of cancer.
- Having a rare cancer diagnosis.
- High likelihood of cancer coming back.
- Receiving experimental or new treatment options such as involvement in clinical trials.
- Unclear prognosis.
- Overwhelming worry about cancer progression.
- Altered treatment pathways such as treatment delays due to the pandemic.
- This group programme is suitable for all cancer types.
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.
You can also download our Living with Uncertainty leaflet here.