Living With And Beyond Cancer

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Patient Support Courses

Group Support in Manchester

Oldham Cancer Support Centre – A two week programme designed to help anyone who has had cancer and who is almost ready to work or get back into the community.

Online Support

Support for Teenagers when a parent has cancer

http://www.riprap.org.uk/support/

Online support for anybody affected by cancer

https://community.maggiescentres.org/help/about/maggiesonline

http://community.macmillan.org.uk/

Support and guidance for Bereaved children and their relatives

http://www.winstonswish.org.uk

Local Support (Manchester and surrounding areas)

Macmillan Information and Support Service (Manchester City Council)

The Macmillan Information and Support Service is based within Manchester City Council and offer a free and confidential service to all residents of Manchester who are affected by cancer directly, their relatives, families and carers.
We also support people who are worried about cancer and can visit your organisation/group to offer training and awareness sessions around Cancer.

If you would like to talk to someone please call us on 0161 227 3727 (24hour answer machine)

For more information about our service please click on the attached leaflet.

Macmillan Solutions

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/local-dashboard/detail/Support%20groups/8322/Volunteering-Service–Macmillan-Solutions–Manchester?proximity=0.41%20miles%20from%20you

St Ann’s Hospice – Supportive Outpatients

http://www.sah.org.uk/our-care/day-therapy/outpatients

Beechwood Cancer Care Centre in Stockport

http://www.beechwoodcancercare.org.uk

Macmillan Wellbeing Centre (Trafford only)

http://www.macmillancentretrafford.org

Bury Cancer Support Centre (Bury)

http://www.cancersupportbury.org.uk

Bolton Cancer Voices Choir (Bolton)

http://www.boltoncvs.org.uk/news/2013/apr/bolton-cancer-voices-i-never-thought-id-sing-again

CALLplus

CALLplus is a local charity providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.

We can offer someone to talk to confidentially about cancer, along with home visits, social events and practical assistance, for example help with shopping, as well as support at hospital appointments.

CALLplus works in the Greater Manchester area. Our services are delivered by specially trained volunteers who are managed by a team of professional staff. CALLplus has offices in North and South Manchester, Salford and Trafford. Our staff and volunteers are friendly, approachable and ready to listen to your concerns whether you are living with a life-limiting illness yourself or are in a caring role.

So, if you have cancer, a heart or respiratory condition or have had a stroke, or are caring for someone with one of these conditions, or have a family member or close friend who has been diagnosed with one, find out more about these services:

Telephone: 0845 123 23 29     Messages may be left if the line is engaged.

CALLplus staff may be very busy out in the community so it is not always possible to take all calls in person, but be assured if a message and contact details are left someone will be in touch to discuss your concerns and requirements as soon as possible.

www.callplus.org.uk

Stopping Smoking

NHS Smokefree

Tel 0800 022 4332

(Mon -Fri, 9am – 8pm)
Sat – Sun, 11am – 5pm

www.smokefree.nhs.uk

Get free support,expert advice and tools including the Quit Kit to help you stop smoking.

Watch videos from real quitters on what help them stop.

Lead a Healthier Lifestyle

Feel good about yourself

Do you want support and encouragement to lead a healthy lifestyle?Do you have a goal in mind but not sure how to get there? Yes? Then give us a call and we will find your nearest Community Health Trainer to kickstart a change. Health Trainers are based with services across Manchester. This is a free service.

Manchester Community Health Trainers can help you find ways of leading a healthier lifestyle and look at areas where you are tempted into unhealthy habits. Health Trainers can work with you to find different ways in which you can become healthier.

Health Trainers are local people who have been trained to have skills to help you make a real difference to your health. By offering practical support and guidance on health issues and lifestyle matters, they will help you to make small changes that will make a big difference to your life.

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