Lung Cancer Connect
Our Lung Cancer Connect project is designed to improve support to people affected by lung cancer.
Throughout the pandemic, many patients have not had access to the same level of support as they may have done under normal circumstances. We therefore are working hard to develop a wide range of online resources to ensure people have access to information most relevant to them, their diagnosis and their treatment.
This will include:
Online and Telephone Support Groups
Run by skilled facilitators, these groups will focus on topics relevant to those new to a lung cancer diagnosis, coping with treatment and adjusting to life living with lung cancer, including stage 4 and life limiting illness.
Digital Resource Library
A wide range of written and video content featuring clinicians, patients and professionals with experience in health and wellbeing.
Patient Navigation Aid
A simple aid to provide a summary of your diagnosis and treatment plans, available in downloadable format and from lung cancer clinics.
Support and mentoring service
Offering training to those interested in providing support to others, we will then match mentors with people are adjusting to life with lung cancer and would like support from someone with a similar experience.
This will include webinars and live Q&A sessions with a range of healthcare professionals and people living with lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Connect will run alongside our existing support services including our Ask the Nurse helpline, online community and face-to-face services such as information days and support groups (when not affected by Covid-19 restrictions).
We know that lung cancer diagnosis has a psychological and practical impact on individuals and families and want to offer a wider range of support to help people adjust and manage as well as possible.
We are currently looking for feedback to help shape our services and content, so if there is something you would have found helpful during your diagnosis or wish you had understood something in more detail, please share your ideas and experiences by completing our survey.
If you are interested in attending a phone or virtual group or would like to know more about Lung Cancer Connect, simply the form below and we will get in touch.