Star Throwers Support During the Coronavirus 2020

We understand that these are worrying times for all and even more for those who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis or are classed as a vulnerable adult. On this webpage we have outlined the ways in which we can still support you during this time and how you can still be involved in the Star Throwers community.

Please click here for ‘Advice on Coronavirus for people with cancer’ – a set of frequently asked questions has been developed by the One Cancer Voice group of charities.

Cancer Information Sessions

We are currently accepting new patients and will be able to offer remote cancer information sessions with our Nurse from the week commencing 17th August 2020 for new and existing patients. To find out more about our information service visit our dedicated website pages. Please call 01953 423304 / 07513 187541 or email info@starthrowers.org.uk for more information.

Counselling Sessions

Current Support Available: Counselling sessions with our trained Counsellor, David Spicer via Skype, phone, email or wassap.

The Star Throwers Counselling Service is suitable if you:

– have a diagnosis of any type of cancer
– are newly diagnosed
– are undergoing treatment
– trying to adjust back to ‘normal’ life and work after treatment
– are facing a life-limiting prognosis

We are also here to support your loved ones – carers, relatives and friends – including in bereavement.

To access this support please call: 01953 423304 or email; info@starthrowers.org.uk

Practical Support

We can offer help with supplies, prescription collections etc. Many of our volunteers have offered to help those who are self-isolating or unable to leave thier homes with practical support. This will be available to our existing patients, carers and volunteers.

To access this support please call: 01953 423304 or email; info@starthrowers.org.uk

Remote Therapist Support

Our wonderful Therapists are still very much here to support you and your loved ones during this time, below is a list of the support we currently have available (please check back as this is regularly changing and being added to):

Remote Reiki
One of our Reiki Therapists, Debbie Harding, is offering remote Reiki sessions via Zoom. This will be available for current patients and carers and will involve a friendly catch up/chat with Debbie followed by a remote reiki session – please contact us if you would like to benefit from these sessions: info@starthrowers.org.uk

Hand Reflexology at Home
One of our Reflexology Therapists – John Rhind who can be seen in this video showing how some helpful hand reflexology moves can help manage stress.

Live Meditation with our Hypnotherapist
Paul Barratt. Paul is carrying out live meditation sessions on his Facebook page, please ‘like’ his page and you will automatically be notified once he goes live.

Guided Meditation With our Hypnotherapist
If you are feeling a bit stressed and anxious then we can highly recommend listening along to this new guided meditation from our Hypnotherapist, Paul Barratt – available on his YouTube channel.

Yoga with Wendy
Some yoga and breathing techniques from the lovely Wendy. Some of our patients and carers were lucky enough to take part in Wendy’s six weeks yoga course at Star Throwers last year. Please take a look at her Youtube channel and share and make sure you are looking after your wellbeing during this time.