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Telephone Emotional Support

Telephone emotional support

As well as the physical challenges, the stem cell transplant process and recovery can be very challenging for your mental and emotional wellbeing.

We want to make sure that if you have any worries at all, you have someone to talk to. That’s why we’ve developed the free Telephone Emotional Support service specifically for stem cell transplant patients and family members, provided by Working to Wellbeing.

How does it work?

You'll be given a number of appointments to talk to a trained professional about whatever’s on your mind, whether that’s feelings you may be experiencing while isolating, or concerns you may be having about the future.

I really benefited from sitting down and talking to someone who was not personally involved. I had underestimated the value of that kind of therapeutic chatting. Sometimes you just need to take a step away from yourself.

Crispin, who had a stem cell transplant in 2013

Who provies this support?

Working to Wellbeing are a team of wellbeing specialists including qualified psychologists with years of experience providing support for stem cell transplant patients.

That means you won’t need to explain to them what a transplant is or talk through common side effects such as graft versus host disease (GvHD). They will already understand.

How do I apply?

If you think this service might be helpful to you, or you would like to find out more, please email our team to arrange an appointment at: patientinfo@anthonynolan.org

You'll find further information and advice on the mental and emotional challenges of transplant in our Recovery: Mind section.

Information published: 14/01/22
Next review due: 14/01/25

Related links

Recovery: Mind

Talking therapies

Working To Wellbeing

Patients & Families Forum

Patient Information Forum – Trusted Information Creator