Here to Help You

Coping with cancer needn't mean having to cope on your own. Pembrokeshire residents are fortunate to have a number of  local and national charities dedicated to offering you the help you need.

 

The following organisations are there for you:

 

 

 

 

Helping people who have or who have had cancer, their families and friends by:

 

- Supporting each other and showing that self help can be rewarding and beneficial;

- Working through the fear and the possible stigma that can be associated with cancer

 

The centre in Pembroke Dock offers a secure environment for meeting others in the same situation as you and offers one to one contact. You can speak to a team member near you. They regularly visit  Fishguard, Narberth, Solva, Tenby and Crymych which are contact points. If you are visiting Withybush Hospital, a team member visits every Thursday and is located just inside the main entrance, opposite the hospital shop. Chat to them.

 

Sessions are provided on a regular basis in reflexology and relaxation. Craft workshops are also arranged.

 

Making contact: Just telephone  01646 683078 or visit www.pembrokeshirecancersupport.org.uk  for more information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Sartori is a Pembrokeshire based charity offering a range of services. They include:

Counseling and Support for anyone eg. patient or family member who may be struggling  with some aspect of a life limiting illness.

Shalom's aim is to provide care for people with a life limiting illness and also support for their families and friends.

 

Patients can come to Shalom House located in St Davids at any time from their diagnosis onwards.

 

There are five individual bedrooms with en suite facilities. Two bedrooms have walk in wet room shower facilities and there is a separate bathroom with an ARJO lifting bath. Day Care is hosted in the Conservatory and Therapy Room.

 

Help is on offer with:

 

  • Management of symptoms and difficulties caused by illness or disability

  • Improving function and daily living skills

  • Meeting others in a similar situation

  • Pain management

  • Rest and relaxation

  • Problems caused by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy

  • Reduction of anxiety, tension, fear and sleeplessness

  • Fatigue, low mood and body image

  • Help, advice and guidance in accessing other support such as benefits

  • Spiritual needs

  • Day Respite care

Pembrokeshire Cancer Support

Paul Sartori Foundation

Services offered free of charge include:

 

Advance care Planning

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Complementary Therapies

Equipment Loan

Hands On Nursing Care

Standby Service

Counseling and Support

Physiotherapy

Bereavement Support

 

Tenovus

A Wales focused cancer charity Tenovus offers the following services to you:

 

- Access to experienced nurses 365 days a year who provide support to patients and their families by offering practical and effective advice;

 

- Mobile units which visit communities to provide treatment closer to home;

 

- Help with Money Matters by providing advisers who are on hand to help overcome financial challenges which you may be facing;

 

- Encouraging local support groups which offer you moral support and  the information you may need.

 

You can contact Tenovus by telephoning their helpline 0808 808 1010 or visit www.tenovus cancercare.org.uk

Shalom House

Macmillan Cancer Support

Telephone: 01437 763223

Telephone: 01437 721344

Macmillan Cancer Support believes that no-one should face cancer alone.So when you need someone to turn to, they will be there for you. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, they're a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life, and feel more like yourself again.

Although a UK wide charity they are closely linked with the support services provided via the Withybush Hospital CDU. Indeed they now have a resource centre located just opposite the main reception desk as you enter the hospital. Why not pop in and find out how they can help you.

If you prefer, you can contact the charity on:

Telephone 0808 808 0000

Adam's Bucketful of Hope

A local charity which has its base in Dew Street,Haverfordwest. It seeks to offer patients and their carers a range of helpful therapies free of charge  including:

Reflexology ,aromatherapy, massage, podiatry and beauty treatments.Support is also offered through  participation in gardening ,art, crafts and music.

 

For more information :   

 

Telephone  01437  779400

Thorne Mason Trust

Thorne Mason Trust Drop In Centre, Haverfordwest

 

Support group for all cancers offering  information, library, nutrition, advice and Reiki Healing. 

   

Telephone:  01437 766011                                                                 Website

Maggies

Maggie’s ,located opposite  Singleton Hospital, Swansea offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop-in at any time - you’re always welcome. Phone them on 01792 200000  or visit www.maggiescentres.org

Look Good Feel Better

This national charity has linked up with Marks and Spencer to offer masterclasses in beauty tips and advice for those who are struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Local events have been held at the Haverfordwest store and more information about when the sessions are on offer can be found by visiting www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk  Alternatively,find out more by speaking to a member of the team at the the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre,opposite the main reception desk as you enter Withybush Hospital.

Velindre Cancer Centre

You will no doubt have lots of questions about what happens next. The Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff has a wealth of information about treatments etc on its website.

To visit the website www.velindrecc.nhs.wales                       Click Here

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