The Wellbeing Session with Dr John Mitchell & Laura Boyd.

Following the success of the first session, Cancer Support Scotland is delighted to announce the second in the series of Wellbeing Sessions.  Session Two will see Cancer Support Scotland Ambassador Laura Boyd put the public’s questions to The Scottish Government’s Interim Principal Medical officer for Psychiatry, Dr John Mitchell.

The event will take place across Cancer Support Scotland social media channels during Mental Health Awareness Week on Thursday 21st May at 4:30pm.  Anyone across Scotland affected by cancer can put their question forward.

The Wellbeing Sessions launched on Monday 4 May with the first guest, Professor Jason Leitch, exploring issues and answering questions those affected by cancer are experiencing right now.  The first session had over 100 live views and has continued to be watched, you can find this session on Cancer Support Scotland’s YouTube Channel.

Cancer Support Scotland CEO, Rob Murray commented:

“I am delighted with how the first Wellbeing Session went with Professor Leitch and our Ambassador Laura Boyd. People affected by cancer received up to date Scottish specific information which will help them navigate through COVID-19 and their cancer diagnosis.

“As a charity that has been supporting the wellbeing of those affected by cancer for over 40years, I am delighted that our second session will focus on wellbeing and mental health. We are delighted to have Dr Mitchell as our next guest and what makes it even more special is the fact the session is happening during Mental Health Awareness week.  We are incredibly grateful to Dr Mitchell & Laura for taking part.”

Interim Principal Medical officer for Psychiatry, Dr John Mitchell commented:

“As a consultant liaison psychiatrist I know that cancer has significant effects on mental health. COVID-19 brings additional challenges to the mental health and wellbeing of people with cancer and to those around them. The Scottish Government is committed to facing this challenge and to ensure help is there for those that need it”

We are currently offering digital counselling, have implemented ‘Here For You’ a weekly check in phone call to those unable to access their service, a range of Self-Help audio and step by step guides available to everyone for free on their website and run virtual Stress Management course.

To put your question forward please email by 12noon, Monday 18th May 2020. 

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