I was talking to one of our patients who has recently been diagnosed and treated for Cancer and I know this has been a very worrying time and it is not only difficult for the patient but can be distressing for the close friends and relatives and I was told how The Mulberry Centre had provided important support during this difficult time.
The Mulberry Centre was opened about 12 years ago with the purpose of providing support and information for anyone affected by cancer, as well as offering practical ways of enhancing physical, psychological and emotional well-being.
Since it has been operational The Mulberry Centre has grown and adapted its services to meet the needs of the people they aim to serve. As people are living longer with a cancer diagnosis, they recognise that their needs may change over time. They have been able to respond not just the physical manifestation of the disease, but also the emotional and practical impacts on people’s lives.
They aim to deliver a range of information and support services to all people affected by a diagnosis of cancer: to the cancer patient, friends and family, carers and those bereaved by cancer. Services include complementary and relaxation therapies, ongoing one to one support on a drop-in basis, counselling sessions and support groups, plus a wide range of workshops. The combination of information, support, self-management and relaxation helps people feel in control; it helps them to make the right decisions to manage both the physical and mental trauma of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
ARE YOU A CARER?
Carers are wives, husbands, partners… parents, grandparents… sons, daughters, friends or neighbours…it can be any one of us. We come from all walks of life, cultures, any age; you might not think of yourself as a carer, you might consider yourself as just looking after someone close to you; you are a carer.
Our services are offered free of charge.
Who to contact
Telephone020 8321 6300 Emailtalk@themulberrycentre.co.ukWebsitehttp://www.themulberrycentre.co.uk/
Where to go
Name of venue
The Mulberry Centre (West Middlesex Hospital)
When is it on?
Session Information Monday to Friday – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month – 10.00 am to 8.00 pm