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Junior Doctors will be striking 7am on Saturday 24th February until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28th February. See our news article for more information.

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Emotional Concerns

If you have completed a holistic needs assessment with your cancer nurse specialist you may be familiar with the concerns checklist. If you have any non urgent queries or concerns regarding emotional concerns, simply click on the link and you will be redirected to the relevant service or information source. If you have any urgent concerns please contact your cancer nurse specialist in the first instance.

Emotional Concerns

Mind

Telephone:
0300 123 3393

Email:
info@mind.org.uk

Text:
86463

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We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Our team provides information on a range of topics including:
• Types of mental health problems.
• Where to get help.
• Medication and alternative treatments.
• Advocacy.

We will look for details of help and support in your own area.

Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Macmillan Cancer Support

 Telephone:
0808 808 00 00

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Are you worried about money or work issues? Do you have questions about treatment or just want someone to talk to? Our team of specialist advisers are here to help.

 Samaritans

 Telephone:
116 123

E-mail:
jo@samaritans.org

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Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us, e-mail, write a letter or visit us face-to-face in one of your local branches.

 CALM

 Telephone:
0800 585858

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The Campaign Against Living Miserably. Online and telephone advice, support and help for men. Our helpline is for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. We're open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year.

Odyssey.org.uk 

Telephone:
0345 363 2207
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Using the stimulation of surprise and the outdoors, Odyssey takes people on a 5 day residential journey aimed at combating the psychological and emotional devastation caused by their illness.

Odyssey seeks out wild and peaceful places that are steeped in atmosphere, striving to give participants a rich and varied experience, with the chance to try activities they may never have tried before. Programmes are tailored so everyone can participate to a level with which they’re comfortable. Our aim is to challenge but not overwhelm.

The course is an adventure, and as with all true adventures those embarking on it do so with only a limited idea of what lies ahead.

Because of the high demand for places, patients must be referred onto a programme by a health professional involved in their care and registered with the charity. Odyssey Referrers can be found in hospitals, practices and or hospices throughout the U.K.

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