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What it's like working at Jo’s during coronavirus

Posted on: Wednesday, 29th April 2020 by

It’s a tricky time to be a charity. We’re facing an anticipated income loss of over 60% and have had to furlough over half of our amazing colleagues to make sure we can continue to deliver our key frontline services. It’s a tricky time but we’re as committed as ever! Below some of our staff share what it’s like to be working at Jo’s at the moment:

Categories: Fundraising Policy support

We are right beside you

Posted on: Wednesday, 1st April 2020 by

I am addressing this to everyone working in our NHS, in public health, in social care. Whether you work in a laboratory, general practice, a hospital or are supporting any aspect of our health and care system in your home - I want to thank you and say the team at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are right beside you.

Categories: coronavirus support

Self-isolating tips from people who have done it before

Posted on: Tuesday, 31st March 2020 by

Self-isolation and social distancing were terms many of us couldn’t define a few weeks ago, now they’re our way of life– a ‘new normal’. Staying in and avoiding other people is the best thing we can do to slow down the spread of Covid-19, but for many people getting used to it is really tough. It can be harder to look after your mental health if your usual coping strategies are no longer available to you. 

We don’t have all the answers

Posted on: Monday, 30th March 2020 by

Your world might have changed, but we haven’t. In this series, we talk about the impact coronavirus might have on your life and how to manage it.

The sudden changes to how we are living our lives can be hard to comprehend. Advice and restrictions change daily as we learn more about coronavirus. It can feel all-consuming at times. Keeping up, as well as trying to interpret what it means for us, can be extremely difficult.

World Cancer Day: “It just means so much to know you’re not alone”

Posted on: Tuesday, 4th February 2020 by

Today is World Cancer Day. This year, we’ve decided to talk about the importance of friendships, talking and support. 

How you go through a cancer diagnosis and treatment can be a very personal experience, it can also be isolating at times. It can be hard to find others who can relate to what you’re going through and how you’re feeling. 

To mark this World Cancer Day, we want to say you’re not alone and are sharing stories from our volunteers. We hear from Mandy, diagnosed with stage 1b1 in 2015 , Laura, diagnosed with stage 3 in 2017 and Hayley, diagnosed in 2017. 

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

It's about giving your head and body time to re-connect: Sex and intimacy after cervical cancer

Posted on: Friday, 9th February 2018 by

To be able to enjoy sex and intimacy, lots of things need to work together. The brain, body, mood and behaviour all need to be in sync, and then if you add a partner into the equation (although you don’t have to) and what is happening around you in life generally, it's a wonder anyone ever manages a successful sex life! So after cervical cancer it’s no surprise that one or all of these areas may have been affected. 

Categories: cervical cancer support

Our commitments by 2022

Posted on: Friday, 29th December 2017 by

Looking into the New Year, there is lots to look forward to and focus on. We are committed to working harder and shouting louder than ever before and we are better placed than ever to do this with a growing team, a rising income, a greater reputation and more partners than ever before.

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