Service description

We are a very down-to-earth service that looks at some of the emotional difficulties people face following a diagnosis of any form of cancer, (including lymphoma, leukaemia, myeloma and melanoma).

We are very used to helping people who are depressed after a diagnosis of cancer but we deal with many other problems including, persistent distress, severe anxiety, anger, suicidal thoughts, communication problems, adapting to lifestyle change, body image worries and low self-esteem.

We offer a range of treatments and always try and find the best one for you. Each treatment will only be given with your agreement and you can stop treatment if it does not suit you. We will not give you any treatment which interferes with your medical treatment.

Treatments that may be recommended include, emotional support, face to face talking therapy, graded activity planning, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), antidepressants, group therapy, tailored information, relaxation programmes and telephone support.

Patients are seen in hospital or in their own home.

Referral criteria

Adults who have a current or recent diagnosis of cancer that is impacting upon their psychological wellbeing.

Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access

Ask the referrer to request an interpreter.

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