The complementary health and wellbeing service at The Christie is the largest in the UK and nationally recognised.
The service comprises several streams of intervention including:
- health advice (e.g. smoking cessation),
- acute interventions for psychological distress and associated non-concordance with treatment (e.g. claustrophobia during XRT), and
- management of physiological consequences of pathology and treatment (e.g. acupuncture for neuropathy).
A key aspect of work is to facilitate service users maintaining some control over their lives (self-management). This can enhance agreement with treatment, decrease disruption to services and facilitate a level of empowerment after discharge.
We can offer our clients support to:
- Establish key services in this area and advice on the best delivery model
- Review existing services and offer advice around opportunities to improve
- Identify key areas for development based on local priorities
- Audit and evaluate this service area
All packages of work can be linked to research and training programmes.
Please contact us for more information about our services in this area.