Cancer Counselling Service

Ensuring every patient being treated for cancer receives the best possible emotional support

Our new Cancer Counselling Service will ensure every cancer patient at Addenbrooke’s receives the best possible emotional support. The service will consist of two elements, for an initial period of two years.

The first element will be a Psychological Wellbeing Service for blood cancer patients, led by a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) who will assess and support people with common mental health problems. We expect the PWP to receive 2-3 referrals a week and will see approximately 150 patients a year.

The second will be a dedicated Pastoral Care Service, available to all patients with cancer and their families, focusing on outpatients where cancer patients receive the majority of treatment. An important element of the new service is that it is responsive with simple referral mechanisms.

To find out more, please contact us at or call 01223 217757.

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