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What is Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Service?

15 April 2021

I’ve been affected by cancer. How can Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Service help me?

I’ve been affected by cancer. How can Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Service help me?

The Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Service can offer support around:

  • Finances/Benefits

  • Work related issues

  • Practical issues

  • Emotional wellbeing

We can signpost to activities such as complementary therapies, physical activity groups, support groups. We’re here to take a patient’s call to answer any question they may have or point them in the right direction of somebody who can.

Can my family or friends who are affected by cancer – either as a diagnosis or caring for a loved one – get support?

Yes, our service is available to anybody affected by cancer – so this could be family members, friends, work colleagues.

What kind of support could they receive?

They can access emotional wellbeing support through our service, all of our leaflets and booklets would be available and we can answer any questions they may have.


If I go to your drop-in service, what can I expect?

Our drop-in service is currently suspended due to COVID but when it is back up and running, you will be able to sit down with a member of staff and ask any questions or talk about any concerns you may have.

What kind of information is available at your Information Zones?

We have a wide range of leaflets and booklets including information on:

  1. Treatment/side effects
  2. Life/travel insurance
  3. Diet/exercise
  4. Talking about cancer
  5. Fatigue
  6. Work and cancer

We also have information on local support from our partner charities.

If I want to receive the support of your services, how do I make a referral?

Anybody can call our service on 02890553246 / 02895980028 to receive further support.

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The Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Service aims to provide information and support on any of the issues that someone must deal with whilst affected by cancer.
You can read about Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Service in their spotlight blog here.

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