The Wellbeing Session with Prof. Jason Leitch & Laura Boyd.

Today, Cancer Support Scotland launch the Wellbeing Sessions, a series of Facebook Live Q&A sessions that will explore the issues and questions those affected by cancer are experiencing during these difficult times.

We are delighted to announce Cancer Support Scotland Ambassador Laura Boyd will host this first session and put the questions to the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Director Professor Jason Leitch.  The event will take place on Cancer Support Scotland’s Facebook page on Monday 4th May at 3pm.  Anyone across Scotland affected by cancer can put their question forward.

Cancer Support Scotland CEO, Rob Murray commented:

“In these challenging times Cancer Support Scotland’s priority remains to protect and improve the wellbeing of those affected by cancer. Everyone is affected by the pandemic, but for those coping with cancer, the challenges we all face are compounded by the higher risk the virus places on many people receiving cancer treatment, and the changes or postponement of some treatment plans.  We wanted to offer those we are supporting and the wider Scottish population the opportunity to share the questions that matter to them and keep the conversation going on the wellbeing of those affected by cancer.

We are grateful to Professor Leitch and Laura for taking part this important question and answer session.”

National Clinical Director Professor Jason Leitch commented:

“COVID19 has brought uncertainty to everyone but particularly for those with cancer and their families. I will try to answer as many questions as I can, openly and frankly, to hopefully ease some fears and explain as well as I can the current situation and how we can all stay safe.”

Laura Boyd commented:

“There’s a great deal of confusion regarding shielding, appointments and treatment being cancelled for some cancer patients at the moment.  It will be great to put questions from the people directly affected to Prof. Jason Leitch and get some clarity for those involved at this worrying time.”

We are currently offering digital counselling, have implemented ‘Here For You’ a weekly check in phone call to 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 recently launched their first virtual Stress Management course.

To put your question forward please email by 3pm, Wednesday 29th April.

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