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A simple, easy-to-use online resource to help you find cancer support services in your local area.

The Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance is committed to ensure every person diagnosed with cancer has access to health and wellbeing information and support.

What do we mean by “Health and Wellbeing”?

Addressing patient difficulties and concerns in confidential conversations at various point in the patients cancer experience; Providing access to relevent, up to date resources in the form of leaflets, weblinks, apps; Comprehensive, up to date knowledge of other services to support patients at different stages of their cancer experience; Identifying when input from another service would benefit the patient and offering a referral or up to date signposting information; Facilitating support groups or signposting to community groups and other relevant community services; Recognising late effects and long term consequences of treatment. Delivery of services to address these or knowledge of available service; Delivery of health and wellbeing events and courses to address specific patient needs.

Health & Wellbeing support refers to a holistic approach to patient care and treating people as individuals with needs beyond those pertaining solely to cancer.

It addresses the social, mental and physical experiences of a person and recognises that cancer can affect patients in a multitude of ways.

The purpose of health and wellbeing information and support is to provide practical and emotional information and advice to people affected by cancer, empowering them to live well

The Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance works with the wider health and care system to connect services, share resources and innovate new ways of improving access to available information and support.

The Personalised Care Team is also working closely with pathway boards and Clinical Nurse Specialists to develop new resources for patients which can be accessed by anyone at any time. Updates on this piece of work will appear here.

Get quality assured digital health and wellbeing support

Get quality assured digital health and wellbeing support

There are thousands of digital health and wellbeing apps online – but how do you know which are safe, useful and healthcare approved? ORCHA gives you access to independently reviewed health and wellbeing apps so you can be safe in the knowledge that they are all professionally approved.

By downloading an app via our dedicated platform, you can feel confident that you’re using quality assured digital health.

Cancer Care Map is a simple, online resource that aims to help you find cancer support services in your local area wherever you are in the UK. 

This link will bring you to a third party website, owned and operated by an independent party which Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance has no control over. Any use of the third party website ‘Cancer Care Map’ will be subject to and any information you provide will be governed by the terms of the third party website, including those relating to confidentiality, data privacy and security.