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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Self Management

A film to support self-management has been developed with a local resident and can be viewed here.  In the film John explains how the six week courses run by patients with long term illnesses and NHS staff help people to assess and manage their long-term conditions better.

Self-management is an important part of Connecting Care in Wakefield district. Empowering individuals to self-care has many benefits for their short-term and long-term health and this is important since people are living longer. Helping people to look after their own health, and their family’s health also helps to manage demand on health services.



 
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