Care beyond medical treatment
Dimbleby Cancer Care Information and Support Services
Dimbleby Cancer Care supports drop-in centres at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. The staff work alongside doctors, nurses and other health professionals offering support and information to anyone affected by cancer, be they patients or families / carers. All services are free of charge.
To find out more about the services and where they are located:
Or you can watch our video to learn more of how the Centres can help.
|Psychological Support The team of counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists are experienced in helping with problems that people often have to deal with after diagnosis, and can be accessed by patients directly or by clinical teams. Access to a psychiatrist is also available. The service is offered to in-patients and out-patients, and partners/carers, families of patients with cancer, and those who are bereaved.Benefits AdviceThe benefits system can be confusing and there are still many people who are not aware of what benefits they can claim. The Dimbleby Cancer Care Information and Support Service offers the services of a Citizen’s Advice Bureau benefits expert who can help cancer patients to claim their full entitlements.Support Groups
These provide people with cancer patients the opportunity to meet other sufferers in a relaxed atmosphere. They provide mutual support and understanding among people who know what they are going through. Research has found that these groups are beneficial and give patients a more positive outlook. Click here for a list of support groups available in southeast London. Learn more about how groups work in this video.Information about Cancer
The information centres
Based at both Guy’s and St Thomas’, these are drop-in centres are staffed by health professionals who will help patients and carers to find any information they need. Books, leaflets, audio- and videotapes and DVDs are available.
Many people use complementary therapies to help them to adjust to having cancer. They are frequently used to relax patients before they undergo treatment, both on the hospital wards and in the Centres.Treatments available through the Dimbleby Cancer Care services include aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, relaxation and stress management, and nutrition and healthy eating.Learn more about the use of these therapies in this video.