Beating bowel cancer together

Today is World Mental Health Day

Today (Thursday 10 October) is World Mental Health Day.

We know that living with bowel cancer can be a rollercoaster at times, and this can take a toll on mental health. Not only for patients but for loved ones too.

To mark World Mental Health Day, we’re shining a light on all our work to support people affected by bowel cancer on how they can look after their wellbeing.  

  • Join our Meet Together event on Saturday 7 December in London, it’s a welcoming social gathering for people affected by bowel cancer. It's a perfect opportunity to meet people who are being treated for bowel cancer, and those living with and beyond the disease.
  • Our 'Living well' booklet describes some of the feelings you might be having after you finish treatment, as well as where you and your loved ones can find support.
  • Katie Smale is wife to Dave who has stage four bowel cancer, has written a special blog sharing her top tips on looking after your mental health whilst caring for a loved one.
  • Contact our nurses with any questions or concerns you have about your mental health.
  • Watch Kelly Smith’s video giving advice on how she looks after her mental health whilst undergoing treatment for the disease. In this video  she talks about how her own diagnosis affected her wellbeing. 
  • Read Pete Wheatstone’s blog on how he managed his mental health during treatment for bowel cancer.
  • Visit our online community for people affected by the disease. It’s a welcoming place to ask questions, read about people’s experiences and support each other.
  • Read our Real Life Stories of people affected by bowel cancer.
  • It’s because of your support we can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Donate today to help others now and in the future.

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