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Cancer Wellbeing and Support Centre

Cancer wellbeing and support centreThe Cancer Wellbeing & Support Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is open to provide vital information and support to anyone who has been affected by cancer. The Centre is run by the Macmillan Information and Support Service Managers, Vicky and Caroline.

We offer a welcoming, friendly environment for patients, families and carers to come in and talk about what matters to them, at all stages of their cancer journey. In addition, we are here to provide extra support and resource to our secondary care colleagues in the hospital, GP’s and primary care colleagues.

You can read a press release, about the opening of the centre here.

Services

The services being provided in the Centre include:

  • Specialist cancer information and support
  • Benefits advice, financial support and signposting
  • Practical support
  • Lifestyle advice (healthy eating, exercise – both before, during and after treatment)
  • Self help and support groups
  • Hair and skincare advice

In addition to the above services, we will also be offering in the near future:

  • Complementary therapies
  • Counselling services

Some of these services will require a booked appointment, others are operated as a drop-in service.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Contact information

We are here to provide cancer support to you as a patient, your families and carers or any health professionals needing further information to support their patients. Please contact our service by calling Vicky or Caroline on 01553 214547 or 01553 613985 or emailing miss@qehkl.nhs.uk

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What's on

HOPE course dates 2024

Opportunity to share your experiences and get support from other people going through the same thing. It helps strengthen your coping skills in dealing with different problems like anxiety, fatigue, and concerns about the future. So, you can feel more like yourself again. The course runs for 6 weeks for two and a half hours per week.

  • Tuesday 11 June to Tuesday 16 July
  • Tuesda 10 September to Tuesday 15 October
  • Tuesday 5 November to Tuesday 10 December

Look Good Feel Better dates 2024

A practical workshop for people with cancer to help manage the visible and emotional effects of treatment. Held on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.15pm – 4.15pm.

Mindful Compassion dates 2024

An opportunity to practice techniques in learning to hold yourself with kindness and care, with the aim of improving your sense of wellbeing.

    Taster days are:
  • Friday 20 September, 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 27 September, 10am – 4pm
    8 week Mindful Compassion Course:
  • Friday 11 October to Friday 29 November, 10am – 12pm

Physical Activity Assessment Programme

Working in partnership with Alive West Norfolk the programme will help you:

  • Improve your quality of life
  • Combat fatigue
  • Improve fitness
  • Manage your weight
  • Improve physical function

For more information or to book onto any of the above please call the Cancer Wellbeing & Support Centre on 01553 613985.

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