Online info, podcast, blog and YouTube channel
We have a podcast, Not Your Grandma’s Cancer Show, which is available on our website and via iTunes. It covers topics including living with uncertainty, living with incurable cancer, coping with anxiety, cancer research and what it’s like to be a Plus One. Twelve episodes are currently available.
Our blog is available via our website and features writing from our community members on topics which are important to them. Our blogs are a great way to learn about the experiences of others, and we’re also always looking for writers who are keen to share their thoughts and stories.
Our YouTube channel contains a range of videos from our events, information on Shine, and also interviews on key topics such as fertility, sex after cancer, coping with anxiety, depression and PTSD- and more- under our Shine TV brand.
In addition, we’ve recently created the first in a series of ‘Real Life Guides’ to life after cancer. Our first guide covers travel insurance after cancer- something we know is a hot topic for our community! This guide is available for free download via our website.
We have 14 networks across the UK. Each Network is run by volunteers who are younger adults with cancer. They meet up regularly for drinks, coffee and evenings out. They're informal and friendly (we promise!) and a great way to meet people with similar experiences. Get in touch with our volunteer network leaders to find out more about what is happening in your area.
The Great Escape is our flagship retreat-style event, bringing together 22 young adults with cancer for 3.5 days of specialist advice, information, peer support and fun. We run the Escape in Bournemouth (January) and Manchester (October) each year. You can watch a video of our 2018 Great Escape here.
Shine Connect is a one-day conference for young adults with cancer and healthcare professionals. Topics are chosen by our community and have included: dating after cancer, coping with anxiety, managing fatigue, building resilience, returning to work after cancer-and we even have free massages and therapy dogs! We hope the video below from the 2018 Shine Connect event will give you an insight for the day and what it can offer you.
Shine Camp is an annual event for Shine members as well as friends, partners and family. It is held in Dorset in July and is a low cost weekend (most food is provided and Shine members go free). Shine camp does not have a strict agenda but the emphasis is on meeting others and relaxing. Activities have included walks, yoga, pancake breakfasts, quiz nights. In 2019 we are celebrating our tenth camp and the event is being funded through a grant received from the Aviva Community Fund.
Workshops and Coaching
We frequently run topical workshops for our community. In the past these have included workshops on working after cancer and coping with anxiety. Keep an eye on our events page for our next workshops.
Shine also runs a unique ‘Coaching after Cancer’ programme which focuses on enabling young adults to think about the future and supporting them to make positive choices, particularly in relation to their working life.
For More Information About Shine Please Visit:
Our website: shinecancersupport.org
Our Facebook page: facebook.com/shinecancersupport
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