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"How do I deal with the 'stuff' people say?"
When: 29th November 2018
What Time: 7pm - 8pm AEDT
Duration: 60 minutes
Where: Online - join via your computer, tablet or smart phone
Panel: Lauren McClean, Gabrielle Asprey, Mick Miller and Sophia Wooldridge
About the Webinar
It seems everyone has an opinion on cancer and they aren’t afraid to share it with you. But how do you manage and respond to these comments?
Having cancer can affect your relationships with family, friends and colleagues. This may be because cancer is stressful, tiring and upsetting, or as a result of more positive changes to your values, priorities, or outlook on life. People close to you may deal with cancer in different ways, for example, by being overly positive, playing down fears, or keeping a distance. Friends and family may say things like “but you look fine”, “your treatment has finished now” and “the cancer has gone, hasn’t it?” They may have difficulty accepting that you may still need support or that some symptoms can persist for long periods of time or may never go away. It’s natural for family and friends to want the distress and disruption of cancer to be behind you. They care about you and want you to be well. However, if you find their reactions difficult to handle, you may need some strategies to help you manage. This webinar aims to provide strategies to help you manage social relationships, particularly in the lead up to the festive season which can be a very challenging time.
About the Presenters
This discussion will be facilitated by Lauren McClean, Cancer Council NSW, Project Coordinator Survivorship Programs and the panel will include:
Mick was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer in 2013 with his treatment including a 70 day stay in hospital. Following the completion of his treatment Mick embarked on a journey of discovery and recovery. Circumnavigating Australia in his 1968 sky blue Volkswagen Beetle named “The Rocket” and raising funds and awareness for post cancer recovery. He has just published a book of his adventures called – “Travelling Australia Micks Way".Mick has worked for over twenty five years as a sports coach. He's worked with elite athletes chasing Olympic glory, world champions, professional Rugby Union & League teams, America's Cup campaigns, and up-and-coming youth champions. He develops and implements strategies for individuals, athletes, teams, corporate employees and CEO’s. Mick also specialises in working in partnership with businesses to coach individuals and teams.
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