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Emotional health and cancer

Overview

Having cancer not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional and mental health.

Many aspects of living with cancer can be very difficult to deal with and you may find you are experiencing more negative moods and thoughts. You may feel a variety of things including anger, anxiety, low mood, depression or stress. In fact, depression is more common in patients with cancer than the general population.

It is important to recognise how you are feeling and know that it is normal and common to experience strong emotions during a difficult time. There is always help available to someone in emotional distress or with mental health problems and it is vital to get the help you need.

We are here to help

Feeling stressed, worried, depressed? Trouble sleeping or feeling angry? Is your long term physical health condition getting you down? Contact us to discuss ways that we can help you.

We are not a crisis centre

In the middle of a mental health crisis it can be difficult to know what to do and who to contact for assistance. 

In an Immediate Crisis:
If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services.

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