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Counselling & Support Info

Stress Control
A FREE 6-week Stress Management Programme

Click the link above if you are currently suffering from stress, know someone who is or just want to be better equipped, then this is the course for you!

Carbon monoxide poisoning

To help reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning the public should be aware of the importance of checking that their heating systems and chimney flues are safe - this is most easily done by having boilers and fuel-burning appliances serviced at least annually using a suitably qualified and registered engineer. Checks should also be carried out on infrequently used heating appliances that may be used in very cold weather. Houses and workplaces should also be properly ventilated. An audible carbon monoxide alarm which complies with relevant standards is useful as a secondary precaution. It should be remembered that carbon monoxide can be produced where there is incomplete combustion of fuels such as oil, solid fuel, wood or gas.

Prostate Screening

The PSA test which can give an early indication of prostate cancer is available for all patients who wish to be tested, having arrived at an informed decision to do so. Although there is currently no evidence-base to support a national screening programme in the United Kingdom (UK), there is clear direction relating to patient access to testing.  

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is responsible for around 25% of newly diagnosed cases of cancer, and around 12% of cancer deaths. Most cases develop in men aged 65 or older.

Patient Information Leaflet:  http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/prostate/prostate-patient-info-sheet.pdf

 

Breast Screening

 A new video that shows women what to expect when they attend for breast screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency.  It covers the whole process of screening - from receiving the invitation letter to getting the results.  The video is aimed at women who have never attended for breast screening or who have been invited for the first time. 

Patient Advice Leaflet: http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2170.htm

Cancer Services

If you have questions about cancer care in Belfast Trust visit the above website for information.  

Information Leaflet : http://belfasttrust-cancerservices.hscni.net  2014_Sept_-_Leaflet_-Affected_by_Cancer_were_here_to_help.doc

 

MacMillan Support Line

There for people affected by cancer to talk to. You can talk to cancer support specialists, cancer nurses, benefits advisers and financial guides about any questions you have about the practical, financial and emotional aspects of cancer.

The McMillan Support Line 0800 808 00 00 is open Monday to Friday, 9am until 8pm. 

Everyone on the MacMillan Team is trained to support people and help them feel better prepared to get on with their life.

 



 
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