Coping with an illness

Dealing with an illness can be challenging. There is often uncertainty surrounding the illness itself, with the future looking unclear and the worry of the impact on family and friends. Taking charge and coping with the illness can be a daunting task. We have some resources available to help you with that challenge.

Cancer | Dementia

Cancer

  • Pat Mackay

    The reality of living with terminal cancer

    Pat (Patricia) Mackey was an inaugural member of North York General Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. Following her cancer reoccurrence in the winter of 2013 and while receiving care at the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care, she generously shared her time, candid thoughts and observations, on video, of what it is like to live with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

  • Caring for someone with terminal cancer

    Caring for someone with terminal cancer

    Ciaran Devane, Macmillan Cancer Support’s CEO from 2007 until 2014, talks about his experience of caring for his partner with terminal cancer. He describes the emotions he and his partner went through and the support they received from Macmillan.

  • Way to support loved one with cancer

    Ways to support a loved one with cancer

    Drawing from her own experience with cancer, Ilonka Meier shares six simple ways to support loved ones and friends with cancer.

  • Hidden costs of cancer

    The hidden costs of cancer and where to find help

    Anthony was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in June 2014. In this video, he talks not only about the money worries and financial difficulties he faced due to cancer, but also of the huge support and advice which Macmillan Cancer Support was able to give.

Dementia

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Here are some of the subjects we cover:

  • Managing stress
  • Giving up smoking
  • Core skills to help you at work
  • CV and interview support
  • Redundancy
  • Apprenticeships

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  • Dealing with loss or bereavement
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  • Struggling to cope financially

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