CancerCare Launch 'Talk to CancerCare' Campaign

on Monday, 20 July 2015.

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Whether you’re a patient, carer or family member, cancer can devastate lives. Fear, anxiety, shock, anger, sadness and loss are just a few of the responses we might experience when faced with a diagnosis or bereavement. ‘Talk to CancerCare’ is our new campaign that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of ‘Talking Therapy’ to help and support anyone struggling to cope with the emotional impact of cancer.

CancerCare Chief Executive Neil Townsend says;

“Cancer is more than just a physical disease. Quite often, the emotional impact hits us the hardest. Whilst the NHS are great at treating and dealing with the medical side of cancer, that much needed emotional support is not widely available. Many local cancer patients and their families are currently facing lengthy waits of up to 12 months before they are able to access free professional Counselling on the NHS. But vulnerable people shouldn’t have to wait for help if they are in distress. Private Counselling sessions can also be very expensive.”

“We want to get the message out there that if anyone is worried, anxious or concerned about cancer right now then talk to us. You don’t have to go through it alone. Our team of dedicated professional Counsellors are here to help and can usually offer you an appointment within just a few weeks.”

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CancerCare currently offer up to 20 free Counselling sessions at their Slynedales Centre on Slyne Road. The service is available to residents affected by cancer aged 3+ living in North Lancashire & South Lakeland, including relatives, carers and those bereaved.

To speak to a member of our friendly support team today please call 01524 381 820 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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