Health and wellbeing event to offer cancer support to Oldham residents

OLDHAM RESIDENTS who have been affected by cancer can attend a health and wellbeing session held by the Oldham Macmillan 1-1 Support Service this month.

EwCM0E0u-2The event, on Friday 22 April at Lees Library and Community Hub, will show the support available for people living with and beyond cancer, and their family, friends and carers.

Specialist support nurses, benefits advisors, health care professionals from the Healthy Minds service, and various other local support services will be on hand to provide information.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy refreshments as part of a Macmillan coffee afternoon.

The health and wellbeing session will be open for members of the public to call in between 1pm and 4pm.

The Oldham Macmillan 1-1 Support service is delivered by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a dedicated community resource to ensure people living with and beyond cancer receive the care, information and support they need.

The experienced health care professionals help people to understand their medical condition and get involved in their treatment and care, to build confidence and ensure they have the best quality of life possible.

The team also offers care and information in relation to people’s individual physical, emotional, financial, psychological, social and spiritual needs and, as a community-based service, delivers this support closer to home.

When required, this involves working closely with existing hospital-based and other specialist cancer services, and referring or signposting people to local and national cancer support services.

Suzanne Dyer, Macmillan 1-1 Cancer Support Worker, said: “The event is an easy way for people to get all the information they need in one place, to help them manage their situation and improve quality of life.

“Anyone living with cancer or connected to someone who is can drop in for a coffee and a chat, and we’ll be available to give advice and support on any concerns, whether it’s managing the physical symptoms or dealing with feelings of loneliness and isolation.”

For more information, you can get in touch with the team by calling 0161 621 7684, emailing oldham.macmillansupport@nhs.net or following the service on Twitter @MacmillanOldham

You can also write to: Macmillan 1-1 Support Team, Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre, Park Street, Royton, OL2 6QW.

 

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