Here to Help You
Pictured above are the CaPS team:
Anghard Butler-Jenkins, Christopher Jones, Ann Bennett, Ann Watling.
Local Help at Hand
A team of specialist counsellors is now available to help people with cancer and their carers in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion offering psychological support to people diagnosed with cancer and to their carers.
The Cancer Psychological Support Service (CaPS) is run and managed by Hywel Dda University Health Board and sees the four counsellors working across the whole of the three counties covered by Hywel Dda.
The service prides itself on having no waiting list and being flexible and fitting around the needs of patients, carers and staff.
"A problem shared ....... "
The Cancer Psychological Support Service can be contacted at CaPS.email@example.com
Help At Hand
Want to support your loved one through their treatment?
The CANCERPAL website has been designed in Wales to save you hours researching whats out there to help cancer patients through their treatment.
The website has carefully listed the products that have been recommended and sourced to comfort and support patients. It lists products from a wide variety of suppliers, all in one place to save you the hours of searching.
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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. 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
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
Day Respite care
Pembrokeshire Cancer Support
Paul Sartori Foundation
Services offered free of charge include:
Advance care Planning
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Hands On Nursing Care
Counseling and Support
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
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
The Old MIll Foundation
With a base in Penclawdd and now with outreach centres in Haverfordwest, Narberth,Llandybie and Port Talbot the Old Mill Foundation provides free emotional and physical support. This is achieved by taking an holistic approach to help promote health and well-being. Various treatments are offered including reflexology, massage, reiki, crystals, hot stone therapy, bio-aura clearance and Indian head massage.
Tel: 01792 851553 / 07801277283 / 07419332426
Thorne Mason Trust
Thorne Mason Trust Drop In Centre, Haverfordwest
Support group for brain cancers offering information, library, nutrition, advice and Reiki Healing.
Telephone: 01437 766011 Website
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
In addition to the above organisations there are numerous support groups across West Wales and beyond which may have a specific focus. Click on the SUPPORT GROUPS button at the top of the page to view the list and access contact details.