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.