The Wellbeing Session with Cabinet Secretary, Jeane Freeman MSP & Laura Boyd.

The Wellbeing Sessions have been a real success and Cancer Support Scotland is delighted to announce the third in their series of Wellbeing Sessions.  Session Three will see Cancer Support Scotland Ambassador, Laura Boyd, put the public’s questions to The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport Jeane Freeman MSP.

The event will take place across Cancer Support Scotland social media channels on 2nd July at 10am. Anyone across Scotland affected by cancer can put their question forward.

The Wellbeing Sessions launched at the beginning of May with the first guest, Professor Jason Leitch, exploring issues and answering questions those affected by cancer are experiencing right now.  Dr John Mitchell joined in Session Two to discuss issues around mental health such as germaphobia, sleep and anxiety.  The sessions have seen thousands of views and continue to be watched, you can find both sessions on Cancer Support Scotland’s YouTube Channel.

Cancer Support Scotland CEO, Rob Murray commented

“Our focus is on ensuring no person is left to struggle alone with the strain of cancer because of circumstances outside their control. The global pandemic has taken so much from us, and from what I am hearing through our counselling sessions and ‘Here For You’ calls the pressures on those with cancer can be enormous.  

“We have tried to provide a space where factual information, relevant to those with cancer in Scotland is provided. Feedback has been positive, and it’s been very informative having Dr John Mitchell, Prof Jason Leitch and now I am delighted the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport Jeane Freeman MSP.  

“The Session with the Cabinet Secretary will provide those affected by cancer the opportunity to hear directly on matters such as shielding, treatment and other key important areas. I know this will be warmly welcomed by those affected by cancer especially given the First Ministers announcement last week regarding shielding.”

Heath Secretary Jeane Freeman said:

“Cancer Services have and will continue to remain a clinical priority for the Scottish Government throughout this pandemic.

“I am pleased that I will be able to take part in this Cancer Support Scotland ‘wellbeing session’. It is a great opportunity for those impacted by cancer to have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to the Scottish Government and I look forward to answering them.”

We are currently offering digital counselling, ‘Here For You’ a weekly check in phone call to reduce isolation for those unable to access their service, a range of Self-Help audio and step by step guides available to everyone for free on their website and virtual Stress Management courses.

To put your question forward please email wellbeingsessions@cancersupportscotland.org by 12noon, 26thJune

 

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