Date: 15 September 2018
A day for women living with or beyond cervical cancer
What is Let's Meet?
Let's Meet is an informal information and support day for women and their loved ones, affected by cervical cancer. It provides an opportunity to share experiences, get answers to your questions and learn from our speakers. The event covers all aspects of living with and beyond a diagnosis including your physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.
The support of family and friends plays a key role in how we get through a cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment but there is nothing quite like talking to someone who is going through the same thing. We want to give women affected by cervical cancer a chance to do that. Let’s Meet runs every year and each year we see new and familiar faces come together in this supportive community.
About the day
By joining us at Let’s Meet you will be able chose three workshops to attend from a wide range of sessions, there is something for everyone, and you will have plenty of time to meet other women and their loved ones. Each year we also invite a speaker to present on a specific topic that will benefit all of our guests, topics in the past have included the importance of keeping moving after cancer, HPV and the psychological impact for women who have been affected by cervical cancer, and relationships after cancer. The day ends with a couple of our wonderful volunteers, who have also been affected, sharing their personal stories and talking about their involvement with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.
This event is for every woman who has had a cervical cancer diagnosis at some point in their life. Whether you have just been diagnosed or were diagnosed many years ago, Let’s Meet is there for you, providing a safe place to connect with others and talk about your experience. We also have a dedicated partner’s only session which has proved really beneficial for partners.
To register your interest in Let's Meet 2018 please contact us on [email protected]
Let's Meet is our annual information day for women who have been affected by cervical cancer (each registered attendee can bring 1 adult guest). We would be extremely grateful if you could help us make the day a success by making your patients aware of it. We have posters and flyers we can provide you with, nearer the event, to help you spread the word. If you would like these email us.
Let's Meet 2017
The 2017 Let's Meet event was held on Saturday 7 October at Holborn Bars in Central London. The day centred on practical support, in particular physical exercise after cervical cancer treatment. Workshops included: Ask the Gynae-Oncologist, Sex and intimacy changes after cervical, gong bath relaxation, early menopause and HRT, early diagnosis and fertility, and ‘Let’s Talk’: an open session.
'To have access to real experts in such an intimate setting was a unique opportunity and gave me such confidence in the information I received.'
We were also joined by Siobhan Cowan-Dickie, who is Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Living With and Beyond Cancer at The Royal Marsden who spoke about the importance of keeping active after cervical cancer treatment, with a reminder that physical activity could be anything from gardening, jogging, to a gentle walk around the block. She also signposted our attendees to further sources of support.
'I’m so glad I came!'
'Thank you SO much! It was a wonderful day.'
95% of attendees said Let's Meet helped them gain a better understanding of treatment options and their side-effects, while 90% felt it gave them a chance to share experiences with other people who are affected.