Other Services

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.

The Coffee Connection

WHY Cancer Charity


Forthcoming courses:
Field 725, Wanstrow, nr. Frome (Thursdays from 10am to 3pm):

16th September to 21st October 2021
3rd March to 7th April 2022
9th June to 14th July 2022
15th September to 20th October 2022

Combe Grove, Bath (Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm)
15th September to 20th October 2021
2nd March to 6th April 2022
8th June to 13th July 2022
14th September to 19th October 2022

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.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 sites are uneven. 

To book a place, please call 01373 455255 or email

WHY Cancer Charity

WHYbemindful eight-week mindfulness course (online)

Forthcoming course dates:
Thursdays 6pm to 8.30pm from 1st October to 26th November 2021 (no session 31st October)
Saturdays 10am to 12.30pm from 23rd January to 20th March 2022 (no session 20th February)

WHYbemindful is a course designed to support people who have, or have had, cancer and their carers. It offers the potential to learn a life enhancing toolbox of practices and a way of being with yourself as you go through this very difficult journey. It offers a safe space, for people, in similar circumstances, to share their own experiences of the mindfulness practices with the companionship of other like-minded people. More about WHYbemindful

To find out more, please call 01373 455255 or email

WHY Cancer Charity


WHYwalkandtalk is an opportunity to access one-to-one counselling with a member of our specialist team, while walking (or sitting) in a beautiful natural setting. We hope this new service will enable more people to access our support, in a way that suits them. Call us on 01373 455255 or email for more information.

WHY Cancer Charity

The Coffee Connection

WHY launched a new drop-in support group for anyone affected or bereaved by cancer or a life-limiting illness in December 2019, in partnership with Dorothy House Hospice Care. We haven't been able to meet in person for some time, but from January 2021 we'll be running the group via Zoom twice a week, on Mondays at 10am and on Thursdays at 1pm. Sadly, we can't buy you a coffee, but we hope you'll join us to chat and connect with us and people who have similar experiences to you.

There are always representatives of Dorothy House and WHY at the group for those who would like to ask about additional support available.

No booking required, just contact us for the link

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