We are here to help with the emotional and practical issues you and your loved ones might face following a cancer diagnosis
How we feel can affect us both physically and emotionally. It helps to be open and honest about how you feel. There is no right or wrong way to do this – do whatever feels right for you.
Support groups and online communities can be a good way to talk to people in a similar situation.
It’s important to look after yourself too. Try to take regular breaks, eat healthily and find time to do something you enjoy. Let yourself switch off for a while and release tension if you need to. You might find relaxation techniques helpful, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping.
If your feelings are very strong, it can sometimes be difficult to think and act normally. Usually, this only lasts a short time. But if your feelings stop you from living normally for a long period of time, you may need extra help.
Some people find it hard to talk about their feelings with the people close to them. They might worry about upsetting them or breaking down in front of them. If you’d like to talk to someone else, you may find it helpful to speak to the Macmillan Information & Support team, access the Healthy Minds emotional support service at the Tameside Macmillan unit (see below) or to access Macmillan Cancer Supports online community
More information available using links below
Tameside and Glossop Healthy Minds Therapy Service at
the Tameside Macmillan Unit.
Offering a counselling & talking therapy service to people affected by cancer at the Tameside Macmillan Unit
Providing support and treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks.
We can also help those dealing with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain, Post Natal Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, or eating difficulties.
The service is delivered by a range of professionals including therapists and counsellors, who will find a level of treatment that is right for you.
If you would like to attend a Healthy Minds Therapy session Ask your Macmillan, or specialist nurse to make a referral to us or via the Pennine Care Tameside and Glossop Healthy Minds website at
Alternatively you can speak to a Macmillan information & Support team member to discuss & take your referral,
We are here to listen and to help you decide if this service is right for you. We are here if you would like more information about this and other services to find the sources of help and support which are right for you.
Tameside Macmillan information & Support
Drop in sessions are available however please call before making a special journey to ensure that the session is available.