We support Time to Talk Day

The campaign encourages conversations about mental heath, urging people to talk to others in whatever way they want to.

Helpline

Time to Talk Day 2019 is taking place today, Thursday 7 February. It is urging people to talk about mental health in whatever way they want to.

Around 60% of people experience anxiety after the diagnosis of a serious illness. A diagnosis and treatment for lymphoma can have a significant impact on your mental wellbeing. Even if you feel relieved to start treatment, it can be difficult to cope emotionally with your new reality.

After treatment can also be a difficult time. During treatment, your focus might have been on your tests and treatments and the end of treatment. You might have felt reassured to have regular contact with the members of your medical team.

Having a conversation with someone about how you feel can greatly benefit your mental wellbeing.

Many people find it difficult to talk about emotions and you might prefer to talk to someone outside of your family about how your lymphoma affects you. Our Information and Support team are here for you if you would like to talk on Freephone 0808 808 5555.

Even if you don’t know what you want to say, you can call for just a chat.

In our next issue of Lymphoma Matters we talk about what a normal response to cancer is and also about chemo brain. If you don't receive our magazine, sign up today to get the next issue coming out later this month.