Changes to shielding guidance In England and Northern Ireland from 1st August

From August 1 the UK government is pausing shielding for people in England or Northern Ireland. However, it will keep checking the levels of the virus in the community and if it looks like infections are increasing then shielding guidance may change again. This means that from August 1: You should still stay at home as much as possible. But you can go out, for example to visit shops or to places of worship. However, you still need to maintain social distancing and follow good hand washing hygiene. If you have been unable to work from home, you can now return to work. You need to be able to maintain social distancing in your workplace. Talk to your employer about whether this is possible and

Macmillan Cancer Support Help Line 7 days a week 365 days a year

Macmillan Cancer Support National Helpline Macmillan Cancer Supports National helpline is now available 7 days a week 365 days a year. We are here to listen help & support Call on 0808 808 00 00 8am - 8pm). The Macmillan Support Line, staffed by trained experts, offers people with cancer and their loved ones practical, clinical, financial and emotional support. We have 5 teams here to help. Cancer information and support (8am - 8pm) This team answers each call, provides emotional and practical support, or can just listen if you need to talk. They will help find the best support for you.

Pancreatic Cancer UK - Online support sessions

Being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can be an isolating experience, with little chance of knowing someone going through the same thing. And of course, the situation is made worse during the global pandemic we find ourselves in. For that reason, Pancreatic Cancer UK encourage you to attend one of our their free Living with Pancreatic Cancer online support sessions. Meet others who understand A range of topics around living well Speak to a specialist nurse All sessions will run on a Thursday morning at 11a.m. for one and a half hours. Places need to be booked in advance and you can join just one or as many of the sessions as you would like. Thursday 23rd July 2020 Coping during the Covid pa

AML - Virtual Support Group

Leukaemia Care is launching a Virtual Support Group for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) patients in the North of the UK. The first Zoom meeting will be on Monday 10th August at 11am. To register and receive a Zoom invite Visit Leukeamia Care using the link below

Virtual Support Group - Support for all

Salma Hashmi, Macmillan recovery team user Involement facilitator based at Manchester royal Infrimary has launced a Virtual Support Group open to anyyone affected by cancer. If you are affected by cancer and would like to join our friendly online cancer support group pls contact us on the details below to register @MacmillanNW @MRImacinfo @MFT_PatientExp @MFTnhs #cancer#support#rightbyyou 0161 276 5682

Macmillan Free Will Writing Service

Macmillan Cancer Support is offering you the chance to write your will for free so you can make sure your family and friends, and the charities you care about, receive what you want to give them. There is no obligation to leave a gift in your will to Macmillan.Any gift will make a mark that lives on by helping us to be right there for people facing cancer in the future. There are several ways you can write your will with one of our highly-regarded partners. Depending on where you live in the UK, we have different options available for you. To help you decide which way will be best for you. Please click the link below for more information Macmillan cancer Support free will writing service

NHS help online

Whilst staying at home people in #Tameside and #Glossop can access NHS help and support using their smartphone, tablet or computer, in addition to GP online consultation. Find out more here:… #HelpUsHelpYou#COVID19

Have you heard of Shout ?

Shout offers 24/7 support via text for those who need immediate help. By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) will then reach out via text which can take away the need to speak on the phone. Find out more:

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