Macmillan Drop in Support Group Macmillan Coffee Morning

20th Macmillan Drop-in Coffee Morning Tuesday 2nd October 2018 Macmillan Unit Reception 10 am until 12 noon We’re coming together again to raise money to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can. Come and join the Macmillan Drop in support group for our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Tuesday 2nd October between 10 and 12pm, at the Tameside Macmillan Unit (next to Ladysmith Building) Tameside Hospital Fountain Street, Ashton under lyne, OL6 9RW For more information ring 0161 922 5640, email or follow this link If you can't come but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan just text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text=£5), go to or

Breast Cancer Awareness month

Karen talks about her experience of living with breast cancer and how it affected her finances. Signs and symptoms of breast cancer a lump in the breast a change in the size or shape of the breast dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue a nipple that’s turned in (inverted) a rash (like eczema) on the nipple discharge from the nipple swelling or a lump in the armpit pain or discomfort in the breast that doesn’t go away. A lump in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer. Most breast lumps are not cancer. They are usually fluid-filled lumps (cysts) or a fibroadenoma, made up of fibrous and glandular tissue. But it is important to get anything that is unusual for y


Quitting Smoking is easier with the right support. Quit smoking with your free personal stop smoking plan, learn about the STOPTOBER app, stop smoking aids, that can help you quit, using E - cigarettes for quitting and more at NHS One You Stopping smoking can be tough. But you don't have to do it with willpower alone – there's lots of support out there. You are 4 time more likely to quit for good with the support with a trained adviser. This October why not take part in the 28 days STOPTOBER challenge? You are 5 time more likely to STOP for GOOD after stopping smoking for 28 days with support and aids that suits you best. There are many supports you can access to help you take the STOPTOBE

Volunteer open evening

Many thanks to all who attended the volunteer open evening on 18th September and made the event a resounding success. Great to meet so many people interested in volunteering with Macmillan cancer Support. Due to the success of the event we will be hosting another event soon. In the meantime everyone is welcome to our Macmillan coffee morning on 28th September 10:00am - 1.00pm. Its a great opportunity to call in for a warm friendly welcome, a cake and a cuppa. Find out more about the services & support available if you are interested in any aspect of the service including volunteering, please do drop in, members of the Macmillan information and Support service team will be on hand to answer

Tameside`s Macmillan Unit, awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark

Tameside`s Macmillan Unit and Tameside and Glossop`s Macmillan Information and Support Service has been awarded Macmillan Cancer Support prestigious Macmillan Quality Environment Mark. The Macmillan Unit and Information and support Service achieved the highest ratings possible across all inspection areas when assessed. Recognising both the environment of Tameside`s Macmillan Unit and the services within as achieving Macmillan Cancer Support`s standard of excellence. The Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) is a detailed quality framework used for assessing whether cancer care environments meet the standards required by people living with cancer. It is the first assessment tool of its k

The financial cost of cancer

You’re using your credit card knowing full well that you can’t afford the payments at the end of the month. What do you do?' – Terry (pictured), diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009. Before his diagnosis, Terry was living comfortably, but due to the financial cost of cancer his finances became a big worry. A reduced income and increased outgoings meant that he dreaded the postman bringing more bills through the door. Macmillan helped Terry with travel costs and advised about benefits and other support he may be entitled to. Please let the people you support know that they can access guidance from Macmillan’s financial experts on mortgages, household costs, pensions, financial planning

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Over half of Brits don’t know symptoms of blood cancer Only 1 in 10 people are confident they know the common symptoms of blood cancer despite it being one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK. Blood cancer symptoms can be varied and often very vague. People can have just one or many of these before diagnosis – and in some cases, none at all: Persistent and unexplained tiredness Unexplained weight loss Unexplained bruising and/or bleeding Persistent infection Breathlessness. Drenching night sweats Lumps or swellings in the neck, head, groin or stomach Bone/joint pain More information on Blood cancer awareness month signs symptoms treatment and more available at A

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is back

This September, we’re coming together again to raise money to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can. Come and join the Tameside Macmillan Unit for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September between 10 - 2pm, at the League of Friends Café in the Ladysmith Building. The Macmillan Information and Support Team will be on hand with the opportunity to find out more about the services available to people affected by cancer and the difference your help makes. For more information ring 0161 922 5644, email or follow this link If you can't come but would still like to give a donation to Macmil

Michelle Wood our Macmillan information and support assistant achieves Level 3 certification in coun

Congratulations from the whole team to Michelle Wood our Macmillan information and support assistant who has been awarded the ABC Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills Here`s what our lovely Michelle had to say "My Macmillan Information & Support Service role involves providing a lot of emotional and emphatic support to people who may be experiencing complex issues and who may be in a high level of distress. This requires me to communicate sensitively and compassionately to help them explore the issues they are facing, or for me to be a listening ear for them. Having completed my ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts, along with several communication skills courses a few years ago,

Brave the shave

Many thanks to Alison Barker, has braved the shave to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Alison braved the shave at Tameside Hospital`s Hartshead building to a large crowd of well wishers and supporters Alison, thank you for getting involved in fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Your efforts will help us make sure no one faces cancer alone How people can donate:- Text:- SHAVE 19097 to 70550 Online:- Via the Brave the Shave Website. – then just search for my name Whether you're shaving your hair or donating to a brave shaver, your support means Macmillan can be there for even more people from the moment of their cancer diagnosis. Thanks to you

Mossley Cancer Committee We Think You Are Amazing

From fundraising to help build the Tameside Macmillan Unit, or providing a cake and a smile , the difference you have made has been amazing. The small treats that make a big difference. A sweet to ease a dry mouth, an ice lolly on a hot day, a slice of cake or piece of fruit. Toy packs for children who may be accompanying a parent or grandparent for treatment or waiting for the results of tests and scans. The parent, grandparent or guardians surprise & gratitude that some one cares & is thoughtful enough to think of this & put it together. The pamper packs for people starting chemotherapy for the first time, who may feel understandably worried & stressed. All these things help lift people

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