On behalf of the award winners 2018, we.CONECT will support the ‘Krebsberatung Berlin’ – a Cancer Counselling Centre.
Since 1983 the Cancer Counselling Centre has been advising and informing people suffering from cancer and their relatives. They offer support possibilities which help many patients and their relatives to deal with cancer, to overcome their physical and mental crisis and to redesign their lives. In this way, the team of the Cancer Counselling Centre provides relief in a situation that is often experienced as threatening.
The special feature of the counselling centre is that the employees themselves have been personally confronted with cancer, either as patients or relatives. In addition to training as psychologists or social pedagogues, they have an additional qualification as psychooncologists.
Although the counselling centre is financially supported by the Senate, it has also determined that part of the budget must be raised through donations. The counselling services are completely free of charge for those seeking advice.