Dealing with pressure to ‘move on’

You, your partner, your friends, your family or your boss may expect that life should just return to normal now. They might even say stuff like ‘You have to get over it’ or ‘It’s time to move on’. But it doesn’t work like that.

Tell them you need space and time to cope with it in your own way. Take some time to acknowledge and cope with loss and change (get some tips for doing that here).

But if YOU feel like you’re not coping and thinking about cancer more than you want to, talk to someone in your YCS team or a counsellor who can help. Canteen also provides a free and confidential counselling service.