Social Workers can assist and support you and your family during your treatment at the Northern Cancer Service. Social Workers are a key part of the cancer care team, we encourage patients and their families to check in with a member of the social work team before or during treatment.
Being diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down. While everyone will experience this differently, many people can experience a range of emotions which may also impact those around them. It can be overwhelming. Social Workers are available, you don’t need to face these things alone.
Social Workers can help you navigate the health-care system and can provide advocacy for you or family members.
Social Workers can link you with a range of services in the community. These include:
Social Workers can provide counselling and emotional support for you and your family/carers:
Social Workers can link you with financial and legal assistance including:
Social Workers are available across the 3 sites of Northern Cancer Service. Please speak with a member of your treating team or contact us directly.
Content current as at 23 Apr 2020
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