An Xmas Message

Dear Members of SUCCESS

  • On Saturday 17th November we held our second annual patient educational conference #skillsforSUCCESS for 150 patients and families . We were delighted our volunteer professional speakers could offer such in depth expertise in areas of  psychological wellbeing young people have identified as important and about which we are still learning as professionals ourselves.
  • For our charity to achieve its aims of improving quality of life and psychological wellbeing, hearing the voice of the young people themselves and the experiences of their sibs and parents is a particularly vital and moving ingredient which has been missing from previous debates ; once again these testimonies were particularly powerful and we thank all those ambassadors and parents who shared  them .
  • We have been immensely pleased with the feedback we got about the day from all the young people and their families and hope to sustain the enthusiasm and momentum towards our ambassador and buddies programme and our fundraising events and advocacy activities for the coming year – Do step forwards and volunteer by emailing [email protected]
  • I am delighted to report that yesterday I was invited to attend the Parliamentary launch of the APPGBT Inquiry (attached) which specifically highlights the survivorship needs of Children and Young People (attached) . This is a huge bonus for SUCCESS in terms of visibility this year –  I  believe some young aspiring politicians or current ambassadors may wish to join me and come with me next time to advocate on this issue

Thank you for your continued support and another SUCCESSful year for our young charity as we plan for independent registration

I wish you all the very best for this year’s Xmas break and the opportunity to be with your families.


Very best wishes

Dr Helen Spoudeas


PS: We have lots of Xmas cards designed by our young patients we could send to you if you would like to sell these on behalf of SUCCESS in your school, college or workplace – please contact [email protected] if you would like us to send you some packs