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Health and Wellbeing
Benefits and other financial support
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations. You may want to seek help from a benefits advisor, click here for York and here for Scarborough.
Macmillan also can offer help and support, click here to find out more.
Cancer Psychology Service
The Cancer Psychology team offer psychological and emotional support for patients and families. For more informaiton click here or ask a member of your healthcare team for a referral to the Psychology team.
In your area
What's going on near you? Click here, to find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you live.
Living well with cancer DVD
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has produced a series of short films to support those Living With and Beyond a cancer diagnosis.
The films cover fear of recurrence, coping with worry, fatigue, diet, relationship concerns and how to pick the right level of physical activity and plan for the future.
Click here to view the films.
‘Look Good….Feel Better’ Pamper Therapy
Attending a ‘Look Good…Feel Better’ session can help cancer patients in a practical and positive way. We host the skincare and make-up workshops to help combat the visible side-effects of cancer treatment which, in turn, may boost your confidence. To book a place call or drop-in to the Centre. Visit the website here to find out more
Click here to access our specially produced relaxation CD.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Macmillan can offer advice on eating healthily, keeping active, quitting smoking and managing weight loss or gain. Click here
Side effects and symptoms
You might experience a range of side effects during and after cancer treatment. Find out, how to manage symptom by clicking here.
Talking about cancer
It can be hard to talk about cancer. The Cancer Psychology team offer psychological and emotional support for patients and families, click here fore more information.
Mamcillan also offer advice to make it easier, as well as details of support groups and other organisations you can talk to by clicking here.
York Against Cancer Holiday Homes
Do you need a relaxed weekend away? Find out more information here