We recognise that having cancer and being treated for it can be a very difficult experience, and that care is more than just physical. Being given a diagnosis of cancer can be very stressful, and can affect many aspects of life. We aim to provide emotional support our patients in a number of ways:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists:

All patients will be given the name of a clinical nurse specialist who can guide them through their diagnosis and treatment, and provide emotional support and information.

  •  Counselling and Psychological services

Counselling and psychological services are available at UCLH and RNOH, as well as many of our partners in care. Alternatively we can help provide you with the details of your local services, or your GP can help facilitate this locally for you.

 

Additional support:

Macmillan Cancer Support

The following information from Macmillan may help answer some of your questions. If you would prefer to talk to someone in person, you can get help from Macmillan  expert advisers by calling the Support Service helpline on 0808 808 0000

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/treatment/coping-with-treatment/getting-help-with-your-emotions

Maggie’s Centres

Information on how to manage your feelings when you have cancer, before, during and after treatment.

https://www.maggies.org/cancer-support/managing-emotions/

Cancer Wellbeing London:

You can view a short video on Cancer and Emotional Wellbeing, alongside other topics on the Cancer Wellbeing London website:

https://cancerwellbeinglondon.nhs.uk/health-and-wellbeing-information/affected-by-cancer/

Cancer Research UK

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/emotionally

 

Information for patients with cancer to support and talk to their children

Fruit Fly Collective

https://fruitflycollective.com/

https://parents.fruitflycollective.com/