MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING FROM FUTURE DREAMS, BREAST CANCER HAVEN IS PROVIDING FREE ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT
ONE DAY A WEEK IN THE WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL IN LONDON. MANAGED BY A TEAM OF HEALTHCARE
PROFESSIONALS, THE PERSONALISED SUPPORT PACKAGE INCLUDES COUNSELLING, THERAPIES
(MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY, ACUPUNCTURE) NUTRITION ADVICE AS WELL AS AN INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH
A BREAST CANCER HAVEN NURSE.
Available at the most convenient location to you:
The Whittington Hospital Archway
Fridays 10am to 4pm
Breast Cancer Haven, Fulham
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday evenings and one Saturday per month
Just call to make an appointment on: 020 3906 1406 or click here
Recently, Future Dreams has funded and donated a dual cold cap machine to North Middlesex Hospital. This machine helps to prevent hair loss for women having chemotherapy and recent statistics have shown 8% of women decide against having chemotherapy for fear of losing their hair. Dr Fharat Raja, Consultant Medical Oncologist at North Middlesex Hospital quotes, “This is truly wonderful news. I can’t thank Future Dreams and the trustees enough for this hugely generous donation. The patients at the North Middlesex Hospital will be delighted to have the option of preserving their hair and it is also fantastic for the staff to be able to offer patients the best supportive care”.
Over the last 12 months our Whittington Hospital North London support service has successfully provided, for free, 470 hours of treatments, given 200 hours of aromatherapy massage and scar work, treated 80 people with acupuncture to improve symptoms such as pain and hot flushes, provided dietary advice to improve health to almost 30 people and supported 25 women with individualised counselling.
Future Dreams will also be funding another Breast Cancer Haven outreach service at a second London NHS hospital in early 2020. For more information and to book an appointment visit Breast Cancer Haven
THE NEW LONDON HOME TO BREAST CANCER HAVEN.
Since the announcement that the lease on Breast Cancer Haven’s Fulham centre expires in Autumn 2019, our drive to establish Future Dreams House, as the soon-to-be only complementary breast cancer support centre in London, has accelerated. The centre will be provided by Future Dreams and named Future Dreams House, but all the expert support services will be delivered by Breast Cancer Haven. Therapies will address the physical and emotional symptoms and side effects of each woman's medical treatment. Function support will include image workshops, life-coaching, financial advice and nutritional advice on excercise and healthy eating; all completely free of charge.
Perhaps the most vital function of FDH is to provide a non-medical environment in which women can form friendships and networks that will help them to take on this disease from a place of solidarity and empowerment.
The dream is in sight! We are immensely proud to share we have identified a potential site in central London with great rail, underground and bus connectivity for Future Dreams House, a site which is accessible to patients from 15 hospitals across the Capital.
"Three years on from my Breast Cancer diagnosis and my third breast cancer surgery, I still rely on the incredible services of Breast Cancer Haven, and I couldn't manage without their support. They are a vital part of my mental and physical recovery for both me and my family. The thought of Breast Cancer Haven losing it's building is devastating to me and to so many who rely on it."
Kim, BCH Fulham visitor
It will to cost £1 million to get the site up and running.
We hope to be in a position to welcome and support hundreds of women and their families by the end of 2019.
Our dream of offering free breast cancer support to the whole community is now
— with your help — a reality.