Emotional Support

Managing stress: The Trust offers a variety of services to assist you and your family to manage stress and anxiety.

Relaxation: Relaxation allows physical and/or mental tension to be released. It can be beneficial to learn and practice relaxation techniques, to help us unwind and manage anxiety. Our therapists offer one to one relaxation sessions

Mindfulness: can help us to focus on the present moment with the aim of reducing stress and improving quality of life, our nurses will be pleased to discuss how you can access this therapy either in a group or individually. Once you have gained the mindfulness techniques it is also possible to practise it at home.

Complementary therapies e.g. reflexology, massage, aromatherapy, reiki and acupuncture: can aid relaxation and promote emotional wellbeing. Therapies offered at The Trust can usually be undertaken alongside medical treatment but we recommend discussion with your oncologist or specialist nurse before you start.

Counselling: allows you and your family to address psychological concerns through a range of techniques. You can access counselling individually or with your partner.

Music therapy: involves listening to carefully chosen music (mainly classical); this evokes memories, images and insights as well as promoting relaxation. The therapist will work alongside you to help you reflect on your feelings.

Bereavement support: If you have lost a loved one who died following a cancer diagnosis, you can access any of the Bracken Trust services, including bereavement counselling.