Upcoming cancer talks coincide with opening of youth club for young people affected by cancer
10 June 2015
The cancer support centre at Southend Hospital supported by Macmillan will be hosting a couple of informative cancer talks at The Forum Southend on 23 and 24 June.
The first talk on Tuesday 23 June is about how you can support
somebody with cancer and you will get advice on talking to,
listening to, and understanding someone who has cancer.
The second talk on Wednesday 24 June focusses on the challenging
issue of talking to children about cancer. In this talk you will
get advice on what children need to know and how their age can
affect their reaction.
Shoeburyness Youth Centre
The talks also coincide with the launch of a six-week programme
at the Shoeburyness Youth Centre aimed specifically at supporting
young people (aged 11-18) affected by cancer.
The cancer support centre team is working in
partnership with the Young Carers Forum and they are inviting young
people affected by cancer to come along and meet youngsters in a
similar position and talk to trained specialists if they want
DETAILS OF TALKS
The location of both talks is the Deeping Meeting Room, The
Forum, Elmer Square, SS1 1NE and both talks start at 11am.
Tuesday 23 June 2015
How can I support somebody with cancer?
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Talking to children about caner
For directions and visitor details go to www.theforumsouthend.co.uk
If you cannot visit The Forum on these dates and have questions
about cancer, you can speak to trained professionals face-to-face
at the cancer support centre in Southend Hospital, Southend
University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, main entrance of
hospital, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY,
01702 385 101.
Alternatively, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or
call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00.
- About the cancer support team
When you have cancer, you don't just worry about what will
happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life.
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything
and we're here to support you through.
From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone
who'll listen if you just want to talk, we'll be there. We are
millions of supporters, professionals, volunteers, campaigners and
people affected by cancer. Together we make sure there's always
someone here for you, to give you the support, energy and
inspiration you need to help you feel like yourself again. We are
No one should face cancer alone. Call us free on 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk
- Shoeburyness Youth Centre programme
The six-week Shoeburyness Youth Centre programme starts on
Tuesday 23 June (7pm - 8pm). It is open to youngsters aged 11 to
18. Youngsters under the age of 16 must have parental approval to
Please call in advance if you are attending so that the club can
know how many youngsters to plan for.
Call Brenda on 01702 298495 at the Shoeburyness Youth Centre or
telephone Dawn or Caroline at the Macmillan Information Centre on
01702 385101 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The centre is located in Delaware Road, Shoeburyness, SS3