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Counselling & Support Info

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:

Cancer Services

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

Information Leaflet :  2014_Sept_-_Leaflet_-Affected_by_Cancer_were_here_to_help.doc

Hearing Aid User Support Service - Free  

Click the link above for more information on a free NHS hearing aid service.

Macmillan Cancer Support

We would like to inform you about the Macmillan Community Helper Service; a new service providing practical and emotional support for people affected by cancer across the Northern area.

 Macmillan have a team of trained volunteers across the Northern area who are ready to visit people affected by cancer at home on a weekly basis for up to 2 hours, and provide help with practical tasks like light housework, ironing and shopping that the individual might be finding difficult due to their cancer or their treatment; or meet them for coffee, go out for a walk together, and be someone to talk to.  The service is available for up to 6 months.  It is open to anyone over the age of 18, and to families who have a child affected by cancer.  Connecting with a Macmillan volunteer can help people affected by cancer regain their self-esteem or self-confidence, be less lonely and isolated, and help integrate them into services, groups and activities in their community.

If you would like more information or to make a referral please contact:

Alexandra McMeekin, Volunteering Services Manager Macmillan Cancer Support

Email:  Phone: 075 4076 8244

MacMillan also offer a  Support Line on 0800 808 00 00 which is open Monday to Friday, 9am until 8pm. 

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:

Stress Control Programme - Free

Please click the above link to find out more about the upcoming stress control programmes taking place locally.  This is a FREE 6 week programme that teaches about stress management.  It is open to ANYONE living in the Northern Trust area.  Stress Control Leaflet


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