Our counselling service is a vital resource for people coping with the emotional impact of a life threatening condition. However, we recognise that some of the people in need of support might benefit from a different approach. With this in mind, we've been working with specialist practitioners to develop new services.
WHYbemindful eight-week mindfulness course
Next course: Thursday 1st October to Thursday 26th November from 6pm to 8.30pm, via Zoom.
WHYbemindful is an eight-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) course specifically aimed at those living with and beyond cancer and their carers, run by practitioner Chris Barker of the University of Exeter. Following the success of the first online course, we're offering the autumn course via Zoom video conferencing. The course was designed by Trish Bartley of Bangor University following her own experience of cancer. Its aim is to help people to use mindfulness in their everyday life and manage their cancer experience.
We don't recommend that participants are receiving significant treatment, as there are daily tasks to complete at home alongside the weekly session which could be difficult to complete for those experiencing dips in energy levels.
The next WHYbemindful course will run from Thursday 1st October to Thursday 26th November from 6pm to 8.30pm, via Zoom.
To find out more and book a place, please call 01373 455255 or email email@example.com
Wednesdays from 7th October 2020 at Combe Grove, Bath
10am to 3pm
Thursdays from 8th October at Chesterblade Hills, near Shepton Mallet
10am to 3pm
WHYoutdoors is a course exploring the benefits of nature connection for wellbeing, designed for those living with and beyond cancer. Participants meet in a beautiful natural setting and undertake a mixture of solo and group activities. The approach helps people coping with the challenges of a life-threatening diagnosis to increase their emotional and physical wellbeing through time spent in nature, guided by specialist group leaders, who are also professional counsellors. The next courses start in early October 2020.
There is shelter at both sites so sessions will go ahead in most weather. Participants need to have a reasonable level of mobility as the woodland site is uneven.
To book a place, please call 01373 455255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid-19 crisis support service
Have you, or a member of your family had Covid-19? WHY's team of expert counsellors are experienced in supporting people impacted by health related trauma and bereavement. In response to the current crisis we have developed a crisis support service specifically for those people affected by coronavirus. We can offer you support over the phone to help you cope with the emotional impact of Covid-19. Please contact us on 01373 455255 or email email@example.com.