A free online program: Learning how to manage emotions after cancer

The CanCope Program

Hi everyone,

I am part of a team of cancer researchers and psychologists at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) running free online mental health programs for those who have finished their primary cancer treatment (i.e., surgery, chemo, radiotherapy).

Our programs focus on developing skills to cope more effectively with difficult emotions - which we know don't simply stop when treatment comes to an end! We understand that it isn't always easy to reach out for mental health support (especially in the context of COVID-19), which is why our programs can be completed online and from your own home.

You can follow this link to take part: https://is.gd/cancope_program
Here is our Facebook page, where we post regular updates: www.facebook.com/cancope.page

Please reach out if you have any questions about our programs! (e.g., over Email: psych.cancope@monash.edu or you can message me privately. If you live outside of Australia we can also call you on WhatsApp!)

Thank you :)

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As we all know, cancer is one of the dangerous diseases with no proper medication to cure it. The general perspective of the community is that everything is lost if you are diagnosed with such a cancer illness. To say based on proven medical facts, there are chances of survival if any cancer is diagnosed within it's first stage and the chances are less to recover if it's diagnosed in the later stages of the illness.

Though there is hope of recovery through proper care in the early stages, the loss of confidence and being emotional from the side of the patient is becoming a barrier to make things work for good. So, this initiative you have discussed above with an aim of putting some efforts to boost the confidence level of the cancer patients and provide them with clarity about the chances of recovery will definitely contribute to create some positive impacts.

I'm working in a housekeeping company in Dubai where I'm providing professional training to domestic workers consist of maids, nannies, caregivers, housekeepers, etc., to excel in their respective job field. Last year, the company conducted an effective breast cancer free checkup campaign called "Pink Impact" (details here - https://www.housekeepingco.com/pinkimpact/free-checkup-campaign ) in order to detect breast cancer among the domestic staffs and provide them with free consultation throughout Mammogram and beyond.

To conclude, I can say that these are efforts made through the right direction and seeing more of it will be a great news for the entire cancer community; not only the patients but also the family and friends of the diagnosed people as well.

Anna Mike
Maids Trainer at HousekeepingCo ( https://www.housekeepingco.com )