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Upcoming cancer talks coincide with opening of youth club for young people affected by cancer

10 June 2015

Health Care

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 to.

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.

Date
Tuesday 23 June 2015

Topic
How can I support somebody with cancer?

Date
Wednesday 24 June 2015

Topic
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.

MORE INFORMATION

- 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 all Macmillan.

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 attend.

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: macmillan.centre@southend.nhs.uk.

The centre is located in Delaware Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9NS.