Looking after yourself

These pages give simple, practical advice about how to look after your body and mind during and after cancer treatment. Watch videos of young people speaking about their experiences and sharing the top tips that helped them cope.

Looking after yourself

Looking after your body and mind is important when you're dealing with the effects of cancer. This section is all about how to be kind to yourself - it can help you feel stronger and more in control.

Look after your body

Keeping up your usual routine during and after cancer treatment can be important when it comes to washing, skincare, shaving, your teeth and nails. Find out more and watch videos on looking after your body.

Look after your hair

Dealing with changes to your hair or losing it can be especially tough but there are plenty of options - it's about finding one that's right for you. Find out more and watch videos on looking after your hair.

Look after your appearance

Makeup, skin tone, tattoos and piercings might be an important part of your identity and having cancer doesn't have to change this. Find out more and watch videos on looking after your appearance.

Look after your wellbeing

Eating well, exercising and making sure your body is getting everything it needs can make a real difference to how you feel during and after treatment. Find out more and watch videos on looking after your wellbeing.

Look after your confidence

The effects of cancer and treatment can knock your self-esteem so remember to be aware of the things you can do to look after your mind and emotions too. Find out more and watch videos on looking after your confidence.

Look after your health

While you should be able to keep living life as normally as possible, it's important to be cautious of substances that could have an impact on your treatment or health, like alcohol, smoking, vaping, cannabis and other drugs. Find out more and watch videos on looking after your health.

Updated June 2017, next review due 2018.

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