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Rebecca Shoosmith, Head of Support Services

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - We know it isn't always easy

Posted on: Monday, 13th January 2020 by

If you’ve been diagnosed with cervical cancer, hearing that you have or have had a cancer that can be prevented can be difficult. I and Jo’s truly understand how this could be the case especially during campaign weeks such as Cervical Cancer Prevention Week when our messaging around prevention gets much louder. So I wanted to take the time ahead of next week to explain why the week is so important.

Coronation Street’s cervical cancer storyline

Posted on: Thursday, 24th October 2019 by

If you’re an avid Coronation Street fan, you’ll be fully aware of the dramatic cervical cancer storyline unfolding on our screens. It’s a story that’s sparking conversation, so even if you aren’t glued to your TV it’s not unlikely that you’ll have heard about it.

Why cell changes?

Posted on: Sunday, 9th June 2019 by

Support Group closures

Posted on: Monday, 14th May 2018 by

A Jo’s survey in 2008 overwhelmingly showed that 98% women with cervical cancer wanted more person to person support and that their preferred choice of services were a helpline and local support groups.

Categories: cervical cancer support

Friends, who needs them?

Posted on: Monday, 18th December 2017 by

Well, we do. A cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment and life beyond can certainly have some uplifting moments but girl those downward turns can really dig their nails into you! It’s quite common for women experiencing cervical cancer to feel overwhelmed and isolated and it’s at that point that a friend or family member can really make a difference.

Categories: cervical cancer support

"It begins to feel good to help others, to be the supporter not the supportee"

Posted on: Monday, 2nd October 2017 by

Our Reaction To The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2016

Posted on: Friday, 28th July 2017 by

Why we care just as much about our volunteers as we do about our service users

Posted on: Thursday, 17th November 2016 by

"We like to get to know our volunteers pretty well before they ever take their first call or run their first group" with the next volunteer training weekend on the horizon, Rebecca explains why it's her favourite event of the year