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Cancer and mental health

Nicola, Julie and Sam from the teenage and young adult cancer team in Glasgow talk us through how cancer can affect mental health in young people – including after treatment ends – and how to spot if you might need extra support.

Cancer and mental health: An example of good support

Nicola, Julie and Sam from the teenage and young adult cancer team in Glasgow tell us how they support young people with their mental health throughout cancer and after treatment.

Why is mental health support so important for young people with cancer?

Nicola, Julie and Sam from the teenage and young adult cancer team in Glasgow speak about the importance of specialist mental health support for young people with cancer, and the risks if that support is missing.

How can a cancer psychologist help me?

Dr Laurie Josephs, a clinical psychologist funded by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, talks us through the role of a cancer psychologist, what’s involved in your appointments, and the different types of talking therapy that your psychologist might use to support you.

Cancer and mental health: 6 ways friends and family can help

If you know a young person going through cancer, you might be wondering how to support them with their mental health at what can be an incredibly tough time. Dr Daniel Glazer, a clinical psychologist based at University College Hospital in London, talks us through what you can do to help.

5 things I wish I'd known about how cancer can impact mental health

Georgia was 22 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She was helped by Teenage Cancer Trust at Addenbrooke's Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. She tells us the ways she wished she’d known cancer would impact her mental health.

5 ways of coping emotionally after cancer

Helen was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2016, aged 20, and was helped by Teenage Cancer Trust at University College London Hospital. Here, Helen shares some top tips on how to cope emotionally after cancer.

7 ways to cope with scan anxiety

Kaleb, from Birmingham, was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma (a type of brain tumour) after having a brain haemorrhage when he was 14. He was treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and The Christie, Manchester. Here, Kaleb shares his tips on how to cope with the anxiety that comes from getting scans and waiting for the results.

4 long-term effects of cancer on your mental health and how you can act on them

Rian, 21, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia aged 14. He relapsed at 15 before having a stem cell transplant at 16. He was treated at Southampton General Hospital and the Royal Marsden. Rian found that the effects of cancer don’t always end when you’re discharged from treatment. Here, he shares the long-term effects he noticed, and how to cope with them.

5 ways to look after your mental health during cancer

Terence (26) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was 16 and was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Leeds Children’s Hospital. He shares five ways to look after your mental health during cancer.

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