Prof Nick Hulbert-Williams collaborating on new study to evaluate innovative online support groups for young people facing a parent’s cancer

Posted on 1st August 2016

Prof Nick Hulbert-Williams, Director of the Chester Research Research Unit for the Psychology of Health (CRUPH), is working with colleagues at CanTeen, an Australian youth cancer charity, to evaluate an innovate online support programme for young people dealing with a parent’s cancer. 

The group-based programme is based in principals drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy / Training (ACT) and is being offered for free to young people in Australia. Prof Hulbert-Williams is an expert in the application of ACT for supporting people with cancer-related distress.  On the launch of the new study, he said: 

“This is an exciting piece of work to be involved with.  The evidence base for ACT as a therapeutic framework to support people affected by cancer is growing, but this is the first time that an online intervention for this population has been developed and robustly tested.  I’m delighted to be working with the team at CanTeen to evaluate the success of this innovative piece of work”.

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Prof Hulbert-Williams will be delivering a public lecture on his research into ACT for cancer related distress and suffering on the 13th October 2016. More details to follow soon.