Your emotional wellbeing

Living with lymphoma can have an impact on your life in many ways including on your physical, social, spiritual, and psychological or emotional health.

On this page, you’ll find an emotional toolkit – a set of resources with information, tips and techniques to improve your emotional wellbeing if you, or someone you’re supporting, is living with and beyond lymphoma.

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On this page

An introduction video

Guided mindfulness relaxation

Using mindfulness to slow down and hit the pause button 

Focusing on your emotional wellbeing and mental health

Looking after your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Navigating the pathway of lymphoma and leukaemia - a joint webinar with Leukaemia Care

Additional downloadable resources

An introduction

In this video, consultant counselling psychologist Angela Waind talks about emotional wellbeing: what it is, how it can be affected by lymphoma and why, how it can be affected for people supporting an individual with lymphoma, and around some of the strategies and tools that might be helpful for supporting positive emotional wellbeing.

Video: 50 minutes.

Guided mindfulness relaxation

In this video, Angela takes you through a guided meditation.

Video: 5 minutes

Using mindfulness to slow down and hit the pause button 

In this video, Angela talks through two guided sessions:

  • soothing rhythm breathing (starts at 3 minutes); and
  • leaves on a stream (starts at 9 minutes).

Video: 17 minutes

     Focusing on your emotional wellbeing and mental health

    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.

     

    Navigating the pathway of lymphoma and leukaemia - a joint webinar with Leukaemia Care

    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.

    Additional downloadable resources

    Below is a 'toolkit' of resources that you can download and print at home. Each has been created with Angela Waind, and can be used on their own or together.

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    Focusing on your emotional wellbeing - in conversation with Angela Waind

    In this podcast, Consultant Counselling Psychologist Angela Waind talks to Lymphoma Action's Karen Bonell about emotional wellbeing and mental health, the links with physical health, and strategies to help support positive mental wellbeing. Recorded on 9 December 2020.