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Caroline L

Macmillan

Member since Friday, 14 November 2014

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Reassurance is often needed. Lift people up!

Reassurance can be such an uplifting thing you can do for someone with cancer. People often lose their confidence. During the emotional toll of it all, thoughts can get muddled, people can feel down, and like they aren't coping, and sometimes just saying to someone "You're coping really well." is such a powerful thing, and can really help to rebuild people's confidence.

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Caroline L

Macmillan

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Borrow someones dog!

I've been using a fabulous website called http://www.borrowmydoggy.com This website is a god send for people affected by cancer. You create a profile on the site with pictures of you and your dog and users can contact you and ask if they can walk your dog. Or if you love dogs but don't have the capacity to have one full time, you can message people and ask to walk or look after their dogs. WIN WIN!

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Caroline L

Macmillan

Time to talk day

Today is Time to talk day. 1 in 4 will experience mental health problems in a year. Talking about how you're feeling can be difficult particularly after a cancer diagnosis. Many people with cancer will experience loneliness depression and anxiety. Even Post traumatic stress. Some people affected by cancer already have existing mental health problems. You can be there for someone by starting a conversation. Something simple like "how are you doing?"

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Caroline L

Macmillan