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Health Charities

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 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.

Expert Patient Programme

smiling_patientIf you are living with a long term chronic health condition, you may be interested in the Expert Patients Programme.

Their self-management courses provide tools and techniques to help you to take control of your health and manage your condition better on a daily basis. They are FREE .

They offer the confidence, skills and knowledge to manage any chronic health condition such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, high blood pressure and many more.

The majority of Expert Patients Programme courses are delivered by trained tutors who have personal experience of living with a long-term health problem.  Courses usually run over six weekly sessions and include topics such as dealing with pain, extreme tiredness, coping with feelings of depression, relaxation techniques, exercise, healthy eating, communicating with family, friends and health care professionals and planning for the future.

For more information, got to the Expert Patients Programme website, or download this Expert Patients Programme Leaflet

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