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This Sunday is World Health Day. In this blog, quality and evaluation officer Rachael highlights the different ways in which Macmillan provides information and support.
The theme of World Health Day 2019 is ‘universal health coverage’. This means everyone having access to the health services they need:
Here in the CID team, we endeavour to produce trusted health information that is accessible to as many people as possible. To do this, we ensure that we produce our information in many different languages and formats.
Our commitment to everyone with cancer
Cancer can have an impact on so much within our lives – relationships, money, work and other health problems. Due to this, our information and support covers the emotional and financial, as well as the physical issues surrounding cancer.
We know that cancer can affect people’s lives before, during and after their hospital treatment. This is why we offer information and support in different places and in different ways, along each individual's cancer journey.
Where do we do this?
This year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is highlighting the need for care and support in the heart of our communities.
Macmillan in the communityWe have information centres all over the UK as well as buses that visit local communities. Our information and support workers are on hand to answer your questions or to be a listening ear. The following quote is from information and support officer, Mario:
To find local support, you can use the In your area tool on our website. There, you can find out about support groups, information centres and other Macmillan initiatives in your local area.
In your local health servicesMany of our information centres are right there for people in the hospitals where they have treatment. If you have cancer, or you’re supporting someone who does, our services are there for you.
In this video, Claire talks about her experiences of being supported by a Macmillan nurse.
On the phoneIf it would help to talk things over, you can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.
If you’d rather type than talk, you can get in touch with the Support Line via web chat, here.
OnlineYou can read all our cancer information on our website or order our booklets and audiobooks, free of charge, here.
If you’re looking for support online, why not visit our Online Community? You can share what you’re going through with others who understand.
We speak your languageEveryone has different communication needs, so we produce information in a range of formats:
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.
For more information about World Health Day 2019, visit the World Health Organisation website or follow the hashtag #HealthforAll on Twitter.
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We're with you every step of the way
The Macmillan team is here to help. Our cancer support specialists can answer your questions, offer support, or simply listen if you need a chat. Call us free on 0808 808 00 00.
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