Westerhaven, cancer support service (The Health Agency)

Availability : South West

Who is this for?

  • People aged 16 years old and over who are affected by a cancer or long-term condition

Description

Westerhaven offers a wide range of specialist support services to those affected by cancer and long-term conditions such as Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and and heart failure.

The Health Agency also provides a service to relatives, carers, and friends of anyone who has received a diagnosis and who may need some support. This includes the bereaved due to cancer.

Sessions can take place face-to-face, online, or by phone.

The services includes:

  • confidential and safe space to talk to our cancer support nurses about the emotional and practical impact of your diagnosis or that of a family member’s diagnosis
  • specialist information and support to help understand your diagnosis and what support you can access.
  • counselling (including bereavement counselling), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
  •  referral to physical activity coordinator and gentle exercise classes such as yoga & chair exercise
  • a group work programme, including courses on mindfulness, pain management and anxiety management
  • referral to specialist welfare benefits and money advice
  • access to complementary therapies, including specialist massage
  • access to volunteer dietitian and nutritionist support, including a lunch club

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Free but donations are welcomed.

Location information

  • On-street parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

MondayCLOSED
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
FridayCLOSED
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

The Health Agency, 30 Harvesters Way, Edinburgh, EH14 3JF

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Anxiety
Bereavement and grief
Complex needs
Eating disorders
Healthy living
Isolation
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness
Long term conditions/disabilities
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence
Stress
Substance use
Trauma

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