North Wales Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Libraries Project

Macmillan Cancer Support provide free, quality information about cancer and long term conditions at Corwen library.

We have a range of information on lots of things related to cancer, which you can read at the library or take home with you. Leaflets are available from the Macmillan information area, and we also have books available for library members to borrow.

One-to-one drop-in sessions are available, where you can talk to someone and get help in finding and understanding information. These sessions are held on Thursdays from 10am – 12.30pm.

We can also give you details of other local services and support groups which may be able to help you.

Recommended Websites

General Health and Wellbeing Enquiries
http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk – Health information and advice.
http://www.patient.co.uk – Health information and advice.
http://www.healthtalkonline.org.uk – Reliable health information for patients, from patients.
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ – Advice on practical life issues.

Cancer
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org – Information on cancer types, cancer in general and prevention.
http://www.northwalescancerforum.co.uk – Local information for North Wales on service and support available to people affected by cancer.
http://www.macmillan.org.uk – Information and support on issues relating to cancer: financial, emotional, cancer types, treatment, carers.
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk – Breast cancer information and support.
http://www.prostatecanceruk.org – Prostate cancer information and support.
http://www.blf.org.uk – Lung cancer information and support.
http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk – Pancreatic cancer information and support.
http://www.roycastle.org – Lung Cancer information and support.
http://www.tenovus.org.uk – Information and support on issues around cancer.
http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/ – Information on bowel cancer.
http://www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org – Information on bladder cancer.

Complimentary Cancer Care
http://www.northwalescancerforum.co.uk/living-with-cancer/complementary-therapies.html – Information on local complimentary cancer care.

Carers
http://www.carersoutreach.org.uk – Local information and support for North Wales carers.
http://www.carers.org.uk – Information for carers.
http://www.youngcarers.net – Information for young carers.
http://www.northwalescancerforum.co.uk/en/help-and-support/support-for-carers.html – Local information and support for North Wales carers.

Cancer and Children & Young People
http://www.winstonswish.org.uk – For bereaved children
http://www.clicsargent.org.uk – Children’s cancer charity
http://www.riprap.org.uk – Information for when a parent has cancer
http://www.click4tic.org.uk – Cancer information for teens
http://www.siblinks.org – Support for young people (13-25) who have a sibling/parent with cancer

Other Conditions
http://www.teenagecancertrust.org – Information on cancer for teens.
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk – Alzheimers and Dementia information and support.
http://www.diabetes.org.uk – Diabetes information and support.
http://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk – Information and support on Crohn’s disease and colitis.
http://www.mssociety.org.uk – Information and support on Multiple Sclerosis.
http://www.mndassociation.org – Information and support on Motor Neurone Disease.
http://www.epilepsy.org.uk – Information and support on epilepsy.
http://www.asthma.org.uk – Information and support on asthma.
http://www.blf.org.uk British Lung Foundation – Information and support on lung disease.
http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk – Information and support on arthritis.
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk – Information and support on Parkinson’s disease.
http://www.bhf.org.uk – British Heart Foundation. Information and support on heard disease.
http://www.stroke.org.uk – Information and support on stroke.
http://www.mind.org.uk – Mental Health. Information and support on mental health.

Older People
http://www.Ageuk.org.uk – Information and support on issues relating to ageing: financial, health and wellbeing, local.

People with learning disabilities
http://www.easyreadhealthwales.org.uk – Health information that is easy to understand. Wide range of topics.

Nursing and end of life care
http://www.mariecurie.org.uk – Information on end of life issues and care.
http://www.northwalescancerforum.co.uk/the-cancer-journey/palliative-care.html#specialist – Information on end of life care services in North Wales.

Lifestyle
http://www.addtoyourlife.co.uk – Online health check for over 50’s – information and signposting to services.
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell – General health and wellbeing and lifestyle advice.
http://www.change4lifewales.org.uk – Information and advice on healthy eating and excercise.
http://www.stopsmokingwales.com – Information and support on quitting smoking

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