Local Services/Programmes

Cancer Support - Activities and Events @ Pauls and SGH Macmilan Support Centres

Cancer Support – Programme of Activities, Autumn2018 (.pdf) – the Autumn Programme of events for patients, relatives and carers effected by cancer.

Paul's Cancer Support Centre

Is a registered charity that provides a range of support services for people affected by cancer. This includes people who have cancer, their families, and anyone who supports them. Therapies offered include:

  • Counselling and hypnotherapy
  • Massage, reflexology and body therapies
  • Reiki
  • Life Coaching
  • A Macmillan Cancer Information Service.

The Centre also offers massage, reflexology, befriending and counselling through its Home Visiting Service. This is a service for people too ill to visit the Centre due to the advanced nature of their cancer or because of the side effects of treatment. All of our therapists are fully qualified in their disciplines and are registered with the BACP or with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

The Centre provides a number of group activities and structured programmes to support health and wellbeing including:

  • Get Active, Yoga, Qigong and Moving Meditation
  • Gardening groups
  • Wellbeing Days and workshops
  • Mindfulness for People with Cancer courses
  • Macmillan HOPE courses for patients and family members
  • Stress management courses

There are monthly African Caribbean and Asian Support groups as well as a monthly creativity group and drop in social morning which reduce isolation and provide valuable informal peer support.

Please call 0207 924 3924 to book an initial appointment or e-mail: support@paulscancersupport.org.uk

http://www.paulscancersupportcentre.org.uk/

Move More (Behavioral Change) Programme (Macmillan)

Macmillan Move More  – Launched January 2017

Macmillan’s Move More is a new service in Wandsworth which supports people living with and beyond cancer to become more active . It’s been proven that taking part in physical activity during and after cancer treatment is safe and has many long term benefits. This includes reducing consequences of treatment, such as fatigue and the risk of developing other conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes. For some cancers, there’s also a growing body of evidence showing that physical activity can reduce mortality rates, disease progression and recurrence.

The service offers people free appointments to discuss ways of making physical activity a part of their lives. We put together activities that are tailored to the individual, taking into account potential side-effects or need for motivation during and after treatment. We recommend activities for all abilities and even things such as gardening or walking could be part of the programme. We then provide support for 12 months to help keep motivation high

Move More is open to everyone living with or beyond cancer in Wandsworth, regardless of when their diagnosis was made. We also offer cancer specific exercise classes which are a great place to meet others with similar experiences and to share support.

Referrals can be made by completing the electronic Move More referral form below and sending it to waccg.movemorewandsworth@nhs.net , these are also available on DXS.

Please contact Beth Brown if you would like more information – beth.brown1@nhs.net / 020 8871 6756

Move More Referral Form

Move More Information Leaflet

The Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support (CaPS) Service

A new service at St George’s Hospital offers counselling, clinical psychology and liaison psychiatry input and is made up of experienced clinicians who are able to work with patients who have cancer to address their psychological and emotional needs using a range of interventions.

Our service is available to adult inpatients and outpatients who have received care for their cancer at St George’s Hospital in the last 2 years, as well as those involved in their care (e.g. carers, families, partners). We offer a free and confidential service, which can include one-to-one sessions, as well as working with couples and families as appropriate.

A copy of the referral form along with further information about common reasons for referral can be found on our website: https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/service/cancer-services/cancer-psychological-support/. If you require advice regarding the management of a patient, the services we offer, or whether a referral is appropriate, you can contact us on cancer.psychologicalsupport@stgeorges.nhs.uk, or leave a message via our administrator on 020 8725 0461.

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre at St George's Hospital

https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/help/macmillan/

The link above provides free, confidential information and support for anyone affected by cancer.

Whether you are living with or after cancer, are a family member or friend of someone with cancer, we are here to support you. We offer access to good quality information, and emotional and practical support.

If you have questions about cancer, you can come and talk to us face to face in a friendly, informal environment. You don’t need an appointment and can just drop in for some information or a chat.

The Macmillan Citizens advice Service for South West London

A specialist service giving benefits and money advice for people affected by cancer. It is a partnership between Macmillan, Citizens Advice Croydon and Citizens Advice Wandsworth.

Having cancer can mean you have to claim benefits for the first time to help you pay the bills or meet extra expenses. This service supports you to apply for all the financial support you are entitled to.

Benefits Tax credits
Debt Charitable grants
Filling in forms Health costs
Hospital travel costs Transport concessions
Housing costs Fuel costs
Employment Housing

Appointments are offered at Macmillan Cancer Support Centres at St George’s, Kingston, Croydon University and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

Contact No: 020 7042 0332

www.cawandsworth.org/macmillan/