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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Mental Health Patients in Crisis - New service from Sep 2016

Information for patients

The First Response Service (FRS) puts your mental health first. It provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice and support.  

If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed or worried about your mental health, you can now contact the FRS by dialling 111 and selecting option 2.

What happens when I call? The phone will be answered by a trained mental health professional who will be able to listen to your concerns and help you get the support you need. With your permission, they can also access your medical records to better meet your needs and to avoid you repeatedly having to tell us your situation. They can offer advice over the phone, put you in contact with our crisis services or even refer you to a Sanctuary - safe places run by mental health charity, Mind in Cambridgeshire. The Sanctuaries offer short-term practical and emotional support between 6pm and 1am, seven days a week.

Who can call? If you aren't able to make the call yourself, then anyone can call on your behalf - for example a friend, carer, loved one or even your GP. The service is available to anyone, of any age, currently living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in mental health crisis, which could include:

- Changes to your mood

- Withdrawing from people (close family, friends or work colleagues)

- Not taking care of yourself like you usually would 

- Having increased thoughts about your life not being worth living 

- Excessive worry 

- Feeling out of control or unable to cope 

- Feeling anxious about leaving the house

- Hearing voices or seeing things that others can’t 

- Thinking about harming yourself.

By calling 111, and selecting option 2, we can help to get you the support you need.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT THIS SERVICE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DakfPALoVw&feature=youtu.be 



 
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