Living With Uncertainty

What is ‘Living with Uncertainty’?

  • Advances in detection and treatment mean that people are living longer with cancer.
  • Patients may experience uncertainty about 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 all aspects of life.

How does the Living with Uncertainty group programme work?

  • Sessions are led by a psychologist & facilitator.
  • The groups take place over 4-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 12 participants per group.
  • The sessions are based on a psychological approach known as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

Who is the Living with Uncertainty programme for?

  • Those experiencing 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.


Find out more about how the Living with Uncertainty group programme can help you live a full and meaningful life with cancer through our short clip or through our group programme leaflet below:


Get in Touch 

To self-refer to this group programme or if you have any questions;

Call 0141 212 0505



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