Tips for asking for help about cancer

It can be difficult to ask for help but remember, many people will seek emotional support throughout their lives for lots of different reasons. Issues and problems you can talk about include:

  • “I’ve been having trouble sleeping/feeling really down/feeling like I’m not coping lately and I’ve heard there are treatments that can help. Can I talk to you about this?”
  • “I haven’t been coping as well as I want to, and I feel like I need some help managing. Do you know about services that can help me with this?”
  • “I read something about emotional care for people with cancer. I’ve realised that I find it very hard to cope sometimes and I would like to talk to someone about it.”