Health and wellbeing session to offer cancer support to Saddleworth residents

A HEALTH and wellbeing session is being held by the Oldham Macmillan 1-1 Support Service for anyone in Saddleworth who has been affected by cancer.

The event, on Friday 25 September at Chadderton Town Hall, will provide information about support available for people living with and beyond cancer, and their family, friends and carers.

There will be specialist nurses, benefits advisors, health care professionals from the Healthy Minds service, and various other local support services represented at the event.

Macmillan 121 Support team
SUPPORT TEAM: Joanne Eyles, Tracy Kelly, Lisa Skelton, Suzanne Dyer and Donna Dawson

Attendees will also be able to enjoy refreshments as part of a Macmillan coffee morning and sample some complimentary therapies.

The health and wellbeing session will be open for members of the public to call in between 10am and 1pm and it will be opened by the Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Oldham.

The Oldham Macmillan 1-1 Support service provides a dedicated community resource to ensure people living with and beyond cancer receive the care, information and support they need.

The team of experienced health care professionals support people to understand their medical condition and be involved in their treatment and care, which helps 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.

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, where required.

The service has held two previous health and wellbeing sessions this year and 100 per cent of attendees would recommend the events to other people.

One commented: “The health and wellbeing session was a good place to go and meet people with knowledge of your needs who are giving help to make life more liveable.”

Suzanne Dyer, Macmillan 1-1 Support Worker, said: “At the health and wellbeing event we try to bring together various services in one place to make it easy for people to get all the information they need.

“The sessions are informal so we invite people to drop in for a chat, a coffee and a cake, and we’ll be there to provide advice and support.”

For more information, you can get in touch with the team by calling 0161 621 7684 or emailing oldham.macmillansupport@nhs.net. Alternatively you can write to: Macmillan 1-1 Support Team, Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre, Park Street, Royton, OL2 6QW.

 

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