It's a ten-week telephone service delivered by our
Specialist Nurses, and it's been shown in a 2012 trial to help men
cope with fatigue. But it's not suitable for everyone.
Call our Specialist Nurses on 0800 074 8383 to find out whether
the service is likely to help you. If not, our nurses will help you
find the right kind of support for your needs.
What is Get back on track?
Get back on track is a service that was developed in
collaboration with King's College London and found to be effective
in a 2012 trial by Prostate Cancer UK (download the trial results).
Taking part in the programme lasts for around 10 weeks. A
specialist nurse from Prostate Cancer UK will call you four times
over that time, and each call will last between 30 to 45
The aim of these calls is to support and encourage you to make
positive changes to your behaviour and lifestyle which should mean
that your fatigue symptoms are improved. Changes in behaviour could
include increasing exercise levels slowly and gradually, increasing
social activities, getting back into hobbies, or changing your
To give the best opportunity to improve your fatigue, the nurses
use an approach that attempts to increase your awareness of your
own behaviour patterns, and how these could be contributing to the
We've also found that many men have more energy at certain times
of the day, so we ask you to record how active or fatigued you feel
each day in a daily activity diary.
How do I get involved?
It's easy: Just call our Specialist Nurses on 0800 074 8383 and
they'll assess whether or not the service is likely to help you. If
so, you can sign up for the program right then. If not, our nurses
will help you find the right kind of support for your needs.
What men say:
"I thought the service was superb, with the support nurse being
so kind, understanding & thoughtful. She was at the very heart
of everything and so very encouraging."
"I did not think that I would be able to manage my fatigue
through this programme but thought I should give it a try.
Now I can see how I have benefitted considerably through the help
of a structured, managed approach to improve my tiredness and build
on my progress from now on."
"Speaking to someone about my fatigue made me more aware of it
and so I was able to work against it in a more effective way. Being
told it was possible to change things also helped. It was good to
have fatigue recognised as a problem that can be changed."
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