Professional sources of help

Professional sources of help

Macmillan Support Services: Macmillan have excellent support services which offer a variety of services such as a drop-in service, groups, bereavement support, group courses and information to both patients and carers. Please look at the list below for your local Macmillan Support Service and contact them directly for more information about what is available locally to you:

Macmillan Support Service, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, 0191 220 5908 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Macmillan Support Service, Northumberland, 01670 855 533 Monday- Friday 9am-5pm.

Specialist nurses: One of the roles of your specialist nurse will be to provide information and emotional support. If you feel you need further support or help with your feelings or psychological issues, discussing this with your specialist nurse is helpful as they can signpost you to other support services or more specialist psychological services if needed, such as the Cancer Psychology Service.

GP/ talking therapies: Seeking support and advice from your GP is also advisable if you are suffering from a mood or anxiety issue. If you are suffering from any psychological issues or difficult feelings but feel this is unrelated to your cancer diagnosis, seeking advice from your GP is a good first step as they are able to then signpost and refer you to talking therapies or counselling which may be appropriate. You may also self-refer into the local talking therapies services.