Coping with cancer - supporting young people’s resilience

Our new report Coping with cancer illustrates the findings from CLIC Sargent's research into the information needs of young people with cancer.

About the report

138 young people who have or have had cancer participated in the research.

Previous CLIC Sargent research found many young people were anxious about the future and the impact of their cancer on their confidence. This year we undertook further research on how young people seek support, information and advice to cope with cancer and develop self-confidence, in particular how it is linked to ‘resilience’. 

Coping with cancer illustrates our findings and aims to raise awareness of the information and support needs of young people with cancer among health and social care practitioners and policy makers. It also highlights how CLIC Sargent helps to build young people’s resilience, identifies good practice and suggests future changes.

Download the executive summary
Download the report
Download the poster

Key findings

  • Young people need a wide range of quality information to confidently manage their illness
  • Young people use a range of methods to seek help and information throughout their cancer journey
  • CLIC Sargent plans to expand the support it provides to young people with cancer
  • Access to quality information can help build up resilience – an outcome of successfully dealing with a stressful situation.

Ways forward

CLIC Sargent is calling for a holistic system of support that fosters resilience in young people with cancer.

We will use our research findings to raise awareness of the information and support needs of young people with cancer among health and social care practitioners and policy makers. 

Thank you

CLIC Sargent would like to thank all the young people who made this research possible.

For more information please contact CLIC Sargent's Policy and Public Affairs team at: campaigns@clicsargent.org.uk.   

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