Get Support

Get Support

Are you, or someone you know, living with cancer? The Cancer Support Centre based next to Weston Park Hospital offers a range of services run by healthcare professionals to support anyone affected by cancer; patient, family or friend.

The drop-in service is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, no appointment necessary. Alternatively, call 0114 226 5666 or email [email protected]

 

Information and advice

The Cancer Support Centre is a friendly, relaxed place where anyone is welcome to call in for a drink and a chat.  There is a wide range of information available to meet your individual needs.  Information is available in the form of leaflets, CDs and DVDs on specific cancers including symptoms and side effects.  Here you will also be able to find information on practical and emotional issues, including:

  • Coping with stress and anxiety
  • Managing fatigue and tiredness
  • Caring for someone with cancer
  • Help with discussing cancer with children
  • Bereavement and understanding grief
  • Travel Insurance

 

When you visit the Information Centre, you will find:

  • A comfortable environment where you can read and discuss the information you have been given
  • Emotional support – someone to listen to your worries in confidence
  • Guidance on other support services available
  • Support groups in your area and nationally
  • Guided internet access to approved websites
  • Practical advice – signposting you to other services that can help you live independently.

 

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis

Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating for you and those around you. Healthcare professionals are on hand at the Cancer Support Centre to speak to about how this will affect you and your family. Find out more

You can call into the Centre at the back of Weston Park Hospital, speak to them on the phone – 0114 226 5666 or email them – [email protected]

 

You can also find helpful information on coping with a cancer diagnosis on the NHS Choices site.

 

 

Local & National Support

Click on the links below to find information in your area.

 

 

Courses

The Cancer Support Centre runs courses for patients and their carers, in a group setting, to give you information, advice and support. The current programme is outlined below:

 

Positive About Life

What is it? A 6-week programme of support, designed for patients after a diagnosis of cancer to help regain confidence and self-esteem.  This is suitable during and after treatment or when you feel you need it.  You are not on your own.  We are here to give you advice and support we want to make sure you receive the best possible care for as long as you need it.

 

When? The sessions take place on a Wednesday or Thursday over a six week period, for 2 hours (10.00am to 12.00pm).

 

Course content includes:

  • How to deal with stress and anxiety / Coping strategies
  • How to cope with fatigue and tiredness / Sleep and relaxation
  • How to talk to friends and family / Getting the best from your consultation
  • Healthy Eating / General Exercise
  • The benefits of Complementary Therapy
  • Planning holidays / Living life to the full

To book a place, or for further information please contact the Centre on 0114 226 5666 or email  [email protected].

 

Prostate Positive About Life

What is it? A 6-week programme of support, designed for Prostate Cancer patients to help regain confidence and self-esteem.  This is suitable during or after treatment, when you feel you need it.

How long? The Course runs for 6 consecutive weeks, with each session lasting for two hours, with plenty of time for discussion or questions.

 

Couse content includes:

  • How to deal with stress and anxiety / Coping strategies
  • How to cope with hot flushes
  • Understanding the PSA Levels
  • Relationships
  • How to cope with fatigue and tiredness / Sleep and relaxation
  • Healthy eating / General exercise
  • Planning Holidays / Living life to the full

To book a place, or for further information, please contact the Centre on 0114 226 5666 or call in to see us – 23 Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S10 2TX.

 

Carers’ Course

What is it? If you need help supporting someone with cancer, we can provide a 5 week programme of support and practical advice, led by a healthcare professional and designed to help you. In a relaxed, informal setting you will meet others in a similar situation to your own, along with experienced healthcare professionals, who will guide your discussion.

How long? The sessions last about 2 hours and there is plenty of time to ask questions, share your experiences and listen to the views of people who may be experiencing similar problems to those you are facing and help you find your way forward.

 

Course content includes:

  • How to deal with stress and anxiety
  • Coping strategies
  • How to cope with fatigue and tiredness
  • Encouraging sleep and relaxation
  • How to talk to family and friends
  • How to talk to healthcare professionals
  • Healthy eating, exercise and looking after yourself

To book a place, or for further information please contact the Centre on 0114 226 5666.

 

“The course was useful for many reasons – great information and opportunity to share experiences. Helped me to realise that I am not alone and that my situation is similar to others and my feelings and thoughts are not unique to me. It has given me the opportunity to accept where we are and to think ahead, not only for my wife, but for my family and myself – thank you.”

 

Bereavement Course

What is it? If you have lost someone to cancer, we would like to invite you to our 6 week course led by a healthcare professional. In a relaxed, informal setting you will meet others in a similar situation to yourself, along with experienced healthcare professionals who will guide your discussion.

How long? The sessions last about 2 hours and there is plenty of time to ask questions, share your experience and listen to the views of people who may be experiencing some of the same problems you are facing and help you find your way forward.

 

Course content includes:

  • Helping to understand the grieving process
  • Exploring feelings
  • Learning to cope
  • Restoring hope
  • Looking after yourself
  • Relationships with family / friends
  • What now?  Moving forward

To book a place, or for further information please contact the Centre on 0114 226 5666.

 

“It is good to be with people in similar circumstances, to share experiences and realise that you are not alone.”