Cancer treatment can be an excruciatingly isolating. So throughout #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth we have been highlighting how Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust trips help young people overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation.
The young people in this video explain why 👇
Over the last couple of weeks, young people have shared their experiences by telling their #Unspoken stories. We discovered many young people feel lonely because they can’t say what they feel. By opening up the conversation we want to reassure them being vulnerable is all part of overcoming loneliness.
Here the young people explain why they felt lonely and isolated during treatment…
As these videos show loneliness and isolation are common feelings experienced by many young people. This is why when treatment ends our work begins. For many, Trust trips are the first time in a long time that they are not the odd one out.
This is why friendships matter after cancer…
Thank you to all those that have joined the conversation so far this month 💛
We will be ending #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth on a high by hearing how the young people felt at the end of their trips. Make sure you tune in on Sunday to see the final part of the story 🙂
A special thank you…
…to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, this year we received an extra award to help more young people feel less isolated and lonely after cancer.
The award is part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s commitment to support the Government’s £20m investment in tackling loneliness. Without the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery since 2010, we simply would not have been able to support as many young people through recovery.