Emotional health and cancer

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.

Refer yourself today without visiting your GP first.
Our service is free, confidential and supportive. When life gets too tough, we can help you through.

About Talking Therapies

We are a free and confidential NHS service offering a range of talking therapies to anyone registered with a Surrey GP (18 years and over). You can refer yourself to us without seeing a doctor first

Crisis Care

If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services. If you feel that you need urgent help to be able to keep yourself or others safe it is important to contact your GP. Outside of GP hours, the following crisis support is available: Crisis Helpline In times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42 5.00pm – 9.00am Monday to Friday, with 24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays. Samaritans (24 hours daily) 08457 90 90 90 (national number) or 01737 248444 (East Surrey Samaritans), email: jo@samaritans.org More on crisis/emergency resources here