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Let's Meet

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust Let's Meet

Location: TBC

Date: 21 September 2019

Time: 9.45 to 16.30

A free day for women living with or beyond cervical cancer 

"12 years after diagnosis I found the information a revelation and hopefully life changing"

What is Let's Meet?

Let's Meet is our annual informal information and support day for women and their loved ones, affected by cervical cancer. It provides an opportunity to share experiences, get answers to your questions and learn from our speakers. The event covers all aspects of living with and beyond a diagnosis including your physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.

The support of family and friends plays a key role in how we get through a cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment but there is nothing quite like talking to someone who is going through the same thing. We want to give women affected by cervical cancer a chance to do that. Let’s Meet runs every year and each year we see new and familiar faces come together in this supportive community.

About the day

By joining us at Let’s Meet you will be able to choose to attend three workshops from a wide range of sessions. There is something for everyone, and you will have plenty of time to meet other women and their loved ones. Each year we also invite a speaker to present on a specific topic that will benefit all of our guests, past topics have included Looking After Your Mental Health After a Diagnosis, The Importance of Keeping Moving after Cancer, HPV and The Psychological Impact for Women Affected by Cervical Cancer, and Relationships after Cancer. The day is rounded off with a couple of our wonderful volunteers, sharing their personal stories of cervical cancer and their involvement with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. 

"The best thing was meeting people that have been through the same as me, and realising that I’m not alone."

This event is for everyone who has had a cervical cancer diagnosis at some point in their life. Whether you have just been diagnosed or were diagnosed many years ago, Let’s Meet is here for you, providing a safe place to connect with others and talk about your experience. We also have a special partners only workshop, run by a partner, providing a private space for partners to discuss how to look after themselves and their loved one better which has proved very popular.

Read a regular attendees blog about the day

Registration for Let's Meet 2019 will open in March 2019

If you have any questions about the day, please contact us at [email protected].

Let's Meet 2018

Our 15th annual Let's Meet was held on Saturday 15th September at Wallacespace London. It was such a special day with an amazing atmosphere. We kicked off the day with a fantastic talk from Dr. Sahil Suleman on 'Looking after your mental health after a diagnosis'. Sahil's session was highly rated with many saying it was invaluable for them. 

Workshops ran:Let's Meet 2018

  • Ask the Gynae-Oncologist, with Dr. Melanie Powell, Consultant Clinic Oncologist at Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Sex and intimacy changes after cervical cancer, with Dr. Isabel White, Clinical Research Fellow in Psychosexual Practice at The Royal Mardsen 
  • Parenting through alternative means (Adoption), with Scott Casson-Rennie from Adoption UK
  • Gong-Bath relaxation, with Patricia Carlota from SonicSoul UK
  • Moving your body after cervical cancer, with Lizzy Davis a cancer exercise specialist who runs CanExercise
  • Pelvic Radiation Disease, with Dr. Clare Donnellan Consultant in Gastroenterology at Leeds General Infirmary
  • Let's Talk (a relaxed environment to chat to other attendees)
  • Partners only session, run by a partner whose wife is living beyond cervical cancer

See Let's Meet 2018 workshop summaries

Let's Meet 2018 attendee quotes...

"The most valuable was meeting other women, sharing experiences, having real variety of workshops led by really engaging compassionate people"

"The partners session was the first time I have spoken to other partners in our situation. It was well run and I benefited greatly"

"The day was nurturing - I felt supported and valued"

"The day helped me feel like I'm not alone"

 

Healthcare professionals

Let's Meet is our annual information day for women who have been affected by cervical cancer (each registered attendee can bring 1 adult guest). We would be extremely grateful if you could help us make the day a success by making your patients aware of it. We have posters and flyers we can provide you with, nearer the event, to help you spread the word. If you would like these email us. 

Date last updated: 
25 Sep 2018

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