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.
- The Macmillan Support and Information Service at the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre is available to provide 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
Information on how to manage your feelings when you have cancer, before, during and after treatment.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Wellbeing London:
You can view a short video on Cancer and Emotional Wellbeing, alongside other topics on the Cancer Wellbeing London website:
Information for patients with cancer to support and talk to their children
Fruit Fly Collective