Welcome to Cancer Caring Coping
Within these pages you will see and hear the stories and experiences of real cancer caregivers who want to give support, advice and tips for coping in the caring role. Importantly, if you are a cancer caregiver, you will find guidance on how to look after yourself as well as your loved one.
CANCER CARING COPING
Here at Queen’s University Belfast, we’ve conducted research which has showed us that, if you care for someone who’s affected by cancer, be that a family member of a friend, then your health can also be affected.
Dr Olinda Santin, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, gives an introduction to the information and support, available on this website.
What helps us
For some carers bereavement is a reality. Carers who have experienced the death of their loved one share painful and emotional stories of loss and how they cope in the days, weeks, months and years afterwards.Life After Caring
Support for the Emotional Impact of Caring
Looking after someone with cancer can have an emotional impact on you as carer. It's OK to feel a range of emotions and there are a number of ways in which you can support your own wellbeing.Emotional Support
Financial and Employment Support
Caring for someone with cancer can have financial implications. And if you are employed the experience can also impact on your job and income. There is advice and support available and you may be entitled to benefits.Tips on Finance
Top Tips from Professionals
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Cancer Caring Coping Final Report
17 April 2018
Cancer Caring Coping Launch New Website
14 March 2018
Top Tips from Dr Mark Taylor
10 April 2017
Top Tips from Nurse Alex McAfee
10 April 2017