Podcast pilot

Please help us with a really special pilot project. We want to hear from you and those closest to you about podcasts.

At CLIC Sargent we are always trying different ways to support children, young people and their families to share their stories or discuss the issues most important to them.

These podcasts are not just about cancer, but also about being a young person today. They are all deliberately different, some short, some longer, different introductions, jingles, style and formats.

We want you to have a listen to as many of the 8 episodes as possible, but most importantly to tell us what you think. What you liked, what you didn’t like, what had you captivated and why, but equally what made you want to switch off.

Under each podcast is a link to a short feedback form. At the bottom of this page, you will see a link to share your overall thoughts on the podcasts. So please, please, please tell us what you think.

Jump straight to episodes

Coping strategies with John

John chats with Simon about his cancer journey from the turbulent stages of being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at 23, all the way through to getting back to exercising in his late 20s. Lots of insights into his coping strategies over the years and we are left with the powerful message that “it’s ok to not be ok”.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 1.

Exercise and motorbikes with Mark and Lee

This pair chat with Simon about their treatments, love for motorbikes, getting through treatment and how exercise helped them get through it all. Two very different experiences but lots of shared experiences along the way.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 2.

Crossfit with Mark

Diagnosed with a rare cancer, Mark chats with Simon about what led him to get checked out, undergoing major surgery, how he eventually accepted his diagnosis and got access to services. They talk about their love of CrossFit and Mark pursuing a career as a CrossFit coach. It’s pretty much CrossFit, CrossFit, CrossFit.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 3.

Discussion with Mark and Lee

Mark and Lee discuss together the same issues around diagnosis, care during treatment, the role sport and exercise played during and post treatment and lots more interesting facts.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 4.

Relapse, care and studying with Caoimhe

Caoimhe talks about being diagnosed with ALL (Leukaemia) at 12 and then relapsing at 18. Interesting conversation about the changes between paediatric and adult care and how she is now studying to be a nurse.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 5.

Uni, moving home and survivorship with Ayesha

Ayesha chats with Josie who works in CLIC Sargent’s Participation team. Ayesha discusses her diagnosis while at university, treatment, moving back home, survivorship, and being part of CLIC Sargent’s Young People’s Reference Group.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 6.

Anxiety and wellbeing with Anna and Cat

Such a great chat between Anna and Cat discussing anxiety and the different way it presents itself during and after treatment. They share their advice for improving your mental wellness yet through the seriousness of the topic they still bring humour and laugh about their experiences.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 7.

Body image with Jaymz, Ethan and Tom [EXPLICIT]

These three lads chat and laugh through sharing their experiences of being diagnosed with cancer. They talk about all things body image, from the highs and lows of being a guy, not having hair, having thrush, being 2 inches smaller on one side than the other and much, much more. Warning: contains explicit language throughout.

Click here to tell us what you thought of episode 8.

I enjoyed being able to talk about my experience and share how I found being diagnosed and how other people reacted. I would encourage people to listen as they may be experiencing the same things and it may be helpful to them.

Ayesha, 21

Do you have more to say?

Click here to tell us more broadly your thoughts and comments on the podcasts.

Staff, please click here to tell us more broadly your thoughts and comments on the podcasts.

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