The Cancer Fighting Academy offers free support and health education to anyone in need of assistance in coping with their own illness or that of their relatives. Classes are aimed at working on emotions, ideas and convictions which frequently hinder the healing process, and they may take various forms: lectures, individual consultations, personal development workshops, psycho-educational groups, support groups and others. They are conducted by psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists and clergymen. A lot of emphasis is also placed on support for families and relatives to help them develop the ability to cope with difficult situations and on learning ways of communication with patients. The Academy’s tasks additionally include prevention and social education through the organization of workshops and talks for particular social groups. Classes at the Academy are a supplement to but not a substitute for treatment.