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Macmillan Cancer and Palliative Care Psychology Service

The Macmillan Psychology Service is a service for adult patients, their families or carers who are experiencing complex psychological problems relating to any aspect of the diagnosis or treatment of cancer, or when in the palliative phase.

Our team of Clinical Psychologists and Family Psychotherapists focus exclusively on cancer and palliative care.

We offer evidence-based psychological interventions that aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. Our clinicians offer a variety of different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred and family therapy approaches.

We work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and offer consultation, supervision and training to the wider cancer staff team. We provide services to Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedford Hospital, community palliative care teams and hospices.

The team's administrative base is in Dunstable and our Psychologists and Psychotherapists see people in various community settings and within their homes in Luton and Bedfordshire. 

The service is part of Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS).

Address

Mountbatten House
56 High Street South
Dunstable
LU6 3HD
United Kingdom

Telephone number
01582 293222

All referrals to the Macmillan Psychology Service should come through Cancer and Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS). All potential referrals should be discussed with the Macmillan Psychology Service before they can be accepted and telephone consultations can be provided.

Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis Video Series

We have developed a series of videos to help and support you and those close to you with your cancer diagnosis. We explore the process of adjustment, how cancer impacts you and those around you, some strategies to help you cope and how to access additional support.

Chapter 1 Coping with a diagnosis

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Chapter 2 - What is a normal reaction

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Chapter 3 - Impact of Cancer Diagnosis 

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Chapter 4 - Strategies for managing difficult emotions

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Chapter 5 - Strategies for managing negative emotions 

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Chapter 6 - What if I need extra support?

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We have developed a series of videos to help and support you and those close to you with your cancer diagnosis. We explore the process of adjustment, how cancer impacts you and those around you, some strategies to help you cope and how to access additional support.

Chapter 1 Coping with a diagnosis
We would be grateful if you could give us your feedback on what you think of the webinar here

Chapter 2 - What is a normal reaction
We would be grateful if you could give us your feedback on what you think of the webinar here

Chapter 3 - Impact of Cancer Diagnosis 
We would be grateful if you could give us your feedback on what you think of the webinar here

Chapter 4 - Strategies for managing difficult emotions
We would be grateful if you could give us your feedback on what you think of the webinar here

Chapter 5 - Strategies for managing negative emotions (part 2)
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Chapter 6 - What if I need extra support?
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