Emotional wellbeing toolkit
Our toolkit is a set of resources with information, tips and techniques to improve your emotional wellbeing.
Videos on this page
Your emotional wellbeing and mental health
- Focusing on your emotional wellbeing and mental health
- Looking after your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Coping with fatigue
- Navigating the pathway of lymphoma and leukaemia - a joint webinar with Leukaemia Care
Your physical wellbeing
- Practical toolkit - from the 2021 Lymphoma Focus Day
- Living well on active monitoring (webinar)
- Living well with CLL (webinar)
- Diet and nutrition
- Exercise and keeping physically active
- Our 'skincare and make-up questions answered' webinar with our friends at Look Good Feel Better
- Learn how to tie a headscarf with Lymphoma Action's Nika!
- Nika shows five simple seated rejuvenating stretches that you can do at home
- Videos from our friends at Look Good Feel Better
We also have a number of videos on COVID-19, including about vaccines.
This video looks at how to get the best from your medical appointments, whether you have them in-person, by phone or by video.
This video was filmed during a live webinar on Friday 27 November 2020. We were joined by consultant Dr Pam McKay, advanced nurse practitioner Charlotte Bloodworth, and Mike and Sandra, who have lymphoma.
This video looks at how to make best use of your GP surgery’s services in the current climate, including changes in service delivery and provisions in place to ensure the safety of the clinically extremely vulnerable during visits to the surgery.
This video was filmed during a live webinar on Tuesday 15 December 2020. We were joined by Dr Tom Kneale, RCGP North Wales Education, Dr Elaine Hampton, Macmillan GP Facilitator and Dr John Perkins, retired GP, living with blood cancer.
Watch our video on emotional wellbeing and mental health. In conversation with Lymphoma Action's Karen Bonell, psychologist Angela Waind talks about tips and strategies for looking after your wellbeing, and what services are available to help.
You can also listen to this interview as a podcast
Looking after your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
This video focuses on using coping strategies to look after your mental wellbeing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Recorded as part of our live webinar on WM and COVID-19 on 19 June 2020, the information is this video is relevant to anyone with lymphoma, as well as family, friends and carers.
This webinar focused on the causes of fatigue and how it might affect individuals. It looked at helpful definitions and how to explain it to other people, and covered coping strategies and information to better live with fatigue.
We were joined by Angela Watts, Senior Research Nurse, Dr Anne Johnson, Consultant Occupational Therapist, and an individual with lived experience of fatigue caused by blood cancer.
The video was recorded during our live webinar on Wednesday 28 October 2020.
Download the slides from the webinar
You may also like to see our information on fatigue.
There are various stages in someone's blood cancer experience that can present particular challenges, times of distress, and changes. During this webinar we focused on some of these stages, the common issues and some of the support and strategies that can be helpful to put in place both from a healthcare professional and an individual's perspective.
We were joined by Consultant Haematologist, Dr Prem Mahendra, Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Barbara von Barsewisch and two individuals with personal experience of lymphoma and leukaemia.
This video was recorded during a live webinar on Wednesday 30 September 2020.
Practical toolkit: Fatigue and physical exercise – Jennifer Woods, Senior Haematology Oncology Occupational Therapist, and Aimee Green, Specialist Haematology Physiotherapist, The Christie
In this video, Senior Haematology Oncology Occupational therapist Jennifer Woods and Specialist Haematology Physiotherapist Aimee Green talk about an important physical impact of lymphoma: fatigue. The video explains what fatigue – and cancer-related fatigue in particular – is, what guidelines for exercise are, barriers to physical activity and some of the ways in which it can be improved. (This video was recorded for our 2021 Lymphoma Focus Day.)
The video also includes:
- suggested relaxation and sleep apps (starts at 38 minutes);
- a progressive muscle relaxation technique (starts at 39 minutes);and
- signposts to physical activity resources (starts at 49 minutes).
The aim of this webinar was to explain the principles of active monitoring (or 'watch and wait') and the rationale for it, the benefits of this approach, and discuss strategies for coping while on active monitoring. We heard from clinicians with experience of supporting individuals with active monitoring, and from people with blood cancer who have experience of this approach.
We were joined by Professor Adam Mead, Consultant Physician and Professor of Haematology, University of Oxford, Dr Chris Fox, Consultant Haematologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and John and Denise who are both living with blood cancer.
This video was recorded during a live webinar on Friday 19 March 2021.
You may like to see our video on how to check your lymphoma nodes.
The aim of this webinar was to support those with SLL/CLL to live well with their diagnosis, discussing topics such as how to monitor your health, coping mechanisms such as mindfulness or exercise and how and when to reach out for support.
We were joined by Professor Chris Fegan, University Hospital Wales, Helen Knight, CLL CNS Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, and John and Jackie, both living with CLL.
This video was recorded during a live webinar on Monday 15 February 2021.
Regional Development Manager Karen Bonell talks to Lymphoma CNS Sarah Wells about diet, nutrition, how to eat well and how to manage eating-related side effects of lymphoma and treatment.
This video was recorded in August 2020.
See our information about diet and nutrition.
Regional Development Manager Karen Bonell talks to Lifestyle Advisor (cancer exercise specialist) Jane Mullarkey about how to keep active and exercise while at home.
This video was recorded in July 2020.
See our information about exercise and physical activity.
Look Good Feel Better's Dulcie Rowe answers commonly asked questions about skincare and makeup for anyone with lymphoma.
This video is a recording of a live webinar, presented on 27 May 2020.
The team at Look Good Feel Better was going to join us on the day to talk through tips for skin care and make-up, which can be important for many people who are coping with lymphoma symptoms of the side effects of treatment.
We are grateful to the following companies for supporting our series of Lymphoma Action videos and webinars focusing on wellbeing. They have had no input into the programmes or their content.