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Wellbeing

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Ensuring Your Wellbeing Through Our Services

Looking after your general wellbeing is really important both during and after treatment. If you are being treated by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH) you will be able to access services through the Hamar Help and Support Centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site.

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Providing a Range of Services

Lingen Davies funded the Help and Support Centre in 1991, following a legacy donation from a local GP, Linnie Hamar. It now hosts a range of services, including support groups, counselling, holistic therapies, and wig fitting for the local community.

Everyone is different, and you may find some of these services are not for you, but we do encourage you to go along and see what is available.

For more information, please click here.

Looking Out for Your Wellbeing

Physical Activity

Keeping fit and active during your treatment can make a real difference to how you feel. While you might not feel like doing much exercise, even a small amount can help you to stay strong, feel less tired, and manage your weight and general health.

It is important that you do exercise that is appropriate for your fitness level and cancer – for example, if you have a cancer that is affecting your bones, you may be more at risk of fractures and therefore high-impact activities may not be good for you. You may also need to think about where you exercise – if your immune system is affected by your treatment, you may wish to avoid a public gym.

Find Support

Speak to your doctor or Clinical Nurse Specialist about your options – doing some exercise is great, but it’s important to make sure you are not putting yourself at risk!

Cancer Research UK have some good information on exercising with cancer.

You can also read Macmillan’s guide to being active.

As part of our LiveLife Cancer Awareness Service we are investing in local projects to support patients in the community – both during and beyond cancer treatment. Take a look at the iCan project and Kick Cancer – both of these are funded by us.

Before you undertake a programme of exercise, particularly if it is something new to you, please make sure you speak to your doctor or CNS and take their advice!

Directory

We are still building our directory of services and links to online support- if you know about a relevant wellbeing service that isn’t listed, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. Please note we do not currently accept commercial listings.

Please call or email ahead to check times, dates, and locations of support group meetings before you leave home. Many of the groups we link to are run by volunteers, and plans may change depending on their availability.

We are Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; we exist to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.

Financial Support

Whether you are looking for help for yourself, or someone you know, we are working on our directory of financial support to help you through.

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Your wellbeing is really important during and after your treatment. Lingen Davies can support you by providing a range of information from physical to mental wellbeing support.

Find a Support Group

Many people find it useful to speak to others who are going through the same things as them. There are a range of support groups in our area, some focusing on specific cancers and other more generally.

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