Time to talk: learn about end of life issues as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week in Harlow

Health / Wed 3rd May 2017 at 12:06pm

MacMillan Cancer

Time to talk: learn about end of life issues as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week in Harlow

Cancer information and support is coming to Harlow on Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May, courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service.

A team of cancer information specialists will be stopping off in Harlow to answer questions, provide support and inform people about local cancer services. It’s open to anyone, no matter what your concern – whether you’re living with cancer or care for someone who is.

Dying Matters Awareness Week is taking place between the 8th and 14th of May this year and it is an opportunity to talk about dying, death and bereavement. While in Harlow, the Macmillan mobile team are encouraging anyone affected by cancer to come and see them if they have questions or concerns. If you or a loved one has received a terminal cancer diagnosis, for example, the team can provide information on palliative and end of life care, advance care planning, local services, and bereavement support among many other topics.

Cathryn Gort, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Specialist on board the mobile unit, says:

‘Receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis is a very difficult thing to deal with, for family and friends as well as the patient. We want to make sure you have all the information and support you need during this distressing time. If you have questions or you just want to talk, come and see us – no appointments needed and anyone is welcome.’

‘We’re here for anyone affected by cancer, no matter what your worry on concern. We can provide information on a range of issues including different treatments, financial advice, exercise, getting back to work, or what local services might be on offer for you. You can even just stop by for a chat.’

Details of the visit:

Wednesday 10 May & Thursday 11 May
Harlow, Harlow Market, Off East Gate, CM20 1LD
Wednesday – 10am to 4pm
Thursday – 9am to 3pm

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to http://www.macmillan.org.uk/aboutus/contactus/mobileinformationcentrelocations.aspx

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm). You can find out about Macmillan services near you at http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/choose-location.html

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