If you are on the road to recovery, specialist Cancer Rehab exercise classes can help you get back into and benefit from physical activity.
In partnership with Macmillan, Relate are offering free relationship counselling to anyone affected by or living with cancer. If you or a family member are living with or are recovering from cancer, or you are caring for someone with cancer, and would like to meet a counsellor you can ring Relate Birmingham directly on 0121 643 1638 and ask for the Macmillan service. You can also be referred by your cancer nurse, doctor or your GP.
When you come to Solihull Cancer Support Group you are no longer on you own. You immediately have at your side people who care deeply about how you are. We are trained to listen to what the situation has been and is for you now.
Macmillan Citizens Advice Bureau – Birmingham and Solihull
Living with cancer can be tough on your finances. You might not be able to earn in the same way. You’ll probably spend more on everyday costs like heating and getting around. Our benefits advisers can support you by working out the financial help you may be entitled to and helping you to access it. They have specialist knowledge of welfare benefits, tax credits and grants and can offer you up-to-date, invaluable advice.
Macmillan mobile support and information centre’s in and around Birmingham click on the link above for more information.
Have you received a diagnosis of cancer or are you supporting someone who has?Don’t know who to talk to? Are you being challenged by the effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy? your diagnosis? Have you finished treatment and don’t know where to turn? Do you just need some help? Then we may be able to help. Our aim is to provide you with techniques that help you to support yourself on the road towards recovery. Accessing therapies, learning Self-Help techniques, taking part in Groups and Talks can all help lessen some of the distressing symptoms which may occur as possible side effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Side effects such as fatigue, pain, nausea, sleeplessness, anxiety or panic attacks. Our support will work alongside conventional medical interventions.
The Centre offers a ‘home from home’ environment to patients and anyone touched by any type of cancer. Outside of hospital treatment people feel quite isolated and vulnerable and sometimes need extra support because of how the Cancer Diagnosis has impacted on their lives, and this is where we come in.Whether you want to come in and have a cuppa with someone who truly understands what you are going through, or you need housing advice, benefits advice, financial advice or counselling the Centre offers all services and the beauty is that everything is accessible from under one roof! The Centre also boasts an holistic therapies room which also offers bra and wig fitting service for our ladies going through Cancer. We also offer fun social activities within the Centre so that you can come and meet new friends who truly understand the emotions you are going through.
The centre aims to support people and their families, in their needs while coping with cancer and other chronic illnesses. They are here to listen and support, no appointment necessary, please drop in.
Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. Please click on the link for more information.
Offer’s cancer patients and their families and friends any support that is needed outside of treatment – all from under one roof. In a ‘home from home’ environment they offer time, empathy, urgency and understanding and help you tackle all the practical, financial and emotional challenges you face. This service is here for patients, carers, family, friends and work colleagues. Accessible support in the heart of the community to adults and children affected by ANY type of Cancer.
Birmingham IA (Ileostomy Association), provides support to ileostomists and internal pouch patients within the Birmingham area. They have links with the stoma care nursing staff at all the local hospitals. Members receive the IA Journal and the Midlands IA Bulletin at regular intervals throughout the year. Please click on http://birmingham.iasupport.org/events to find out more about local events.
Volunteers provide practical and emotional support to people over the age of 18 living with or affected by cancer, including family and carers. The type of support volunteers provide could be: shopping, housework, respite support, helping somebody get to a medical or community appointment or simply having a cup of tea and a chat. Support is offered to people affected by all cancer types and available across Birmingham and Solihull. Volunteers can provide support Monday to Friday 9am to 7:30pm: Referrals can be made Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries. The website shows how they are promoting wellbeing and recovery, providing high quality support and challenging the stigma of mental distress.
Spurgeons Children’s Charity provides support to vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families across England. They believe every child deserves the opportunity to live a hope-filled life. Through the delivery of support and intervention services and by speaking up on behalf of those who need help most, they give vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families the chance they need for a better present and more hope-filled future. Available for children and young people up to the age of 18 who help care for someone that they live with affected by: Physical disability, learning disability, substance misuse, sensory impairment and any long term illness or condition. Pleas click on link abouve for more information.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) helps people manage the visible side effects of their cancer treatment. Their free skin care and make-up workshops and masterclasses are held across the UK for men, women and teenagers undergoing treatment for any types of cancer. Led by LGFB Beauty Volunteers, the sessions are an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation whilst being taught vital skills such as how to draw on missing eyebrows and eyelashes. Click on link and add postcode to find nearest venue and for further information.
A place for anyone affected by bowel cancer to talk about their experiences, share their knowledge and support each other.
This website provides you with local cancer support and information services where you live.
The charity was established twenty-five years ago in response to local community need. Over the last two decades we have grown to provide support across the West Midlands.
As an established, proactive and pioneering charity, we work to build community resilience through providing high quality services and support to people with a variety of needs, by working with children, families, young people and adults to make a positive impact on their health and wellbeing, reducing isolation and loneliness, facilitate empowerment to ensure people get the right support and help individuals to maximize their potential.