Westerhaven (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

Who provides this?

  • The Health Agency

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 long COVID-19.

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)
  • group yoga therapy and gentle exercise classes
  • a group work programme, including courses on mindfulness, and anxiety management
  • referral to specialist welfare benefits and money advice
  • access to complementary therapies, including specialist massage
  • specialist play therapy for children who have a relative affected by cancer

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free but donations are welcomed.

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • On-street parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

The Health Agency, 30 Harvesters WayEdinburgh, 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:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Creative
Families
Healthy living
Learning, employability, volunteering
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Religion
Social groups
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Women
Young people

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