Macmillan Living with and beyond Cancer Team

Providing the help and support for people after cancer treatment

There is increasing acknowledgement that people who have completed cancer treatment need help and support.

Adjusting to life after cancer treatment or living with cancer can provoke strong emotions and possible fears for the future. People living with and beyond cancer have new challenges to cope with including physical, psychological and social needs.

The Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Team is a joint venture between Care Plus Group and Macmillan Cancer Support working closely with specialist nurses, practitioners and therapists. We are also closely linked with volunteer and community groups.

Our Aim

  • To provide personal care based on patients’ individual needs to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life
  • To improve confidence and motivation to enable patients to manage their own health & wellbeing

How does it work?

The service offers a variety of support options for people living with and beyond cancer, their families and carers who are at the end of their active treatment.

We can offer appointments in GP practices and community settings which may be one-to-one or group sessions. We can also provide support over the telephone and email.

The service is nurse-led but the range of activities and support options we offer is wide ranging. We work with you as an individual to support you with the challenges your cancer survivorship involves whether they are physical, mental or social.

How can our team help?

Patients can access a full programme of support including self-management options.

These will include:

  • One-to-one emotional support
  • A six week Living With & Beyond Cancer supported self-management programme/events
  • Fatigue management
  • Sexuality & relationship support
  • Nutrition & diet Management
  • Physical effects of cancer & treatment
  • Telephone clinic
  • Monthly support group
  • Employment & financial support
  • Hobbies & life after treatment
  • Weekly walking group – a step in the right direction
  • Weekly yoga sessions
  • Personalised physical activity programmes
  • Weekly chair based exercise class
  • Pamper/make up sessions

Services from the team are open to all cancer survivors, their families and carers living in North East Lincolnshire.

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