The Mustard Tree
The Mustard Tree Macmillan Cancer Support Centre is available to anyone affected by cancer (at any stage of the illness). We offer a cosy and comfortable environment for patients, relatives and carers to share concerns, ask questions and access a range of support.
The Mustard Tree Cancer Support Centre is staffed by Macmillan professionals and trained volunteers, some of whom have had a personal experience with cancer.
We are able to offer information about your illness, details of the support that is available and the opportunity to talk to someone about how you feel.
The Mustard Tree also runs Outreach clinics (Triangle Centres) at Kingsbridge, Liskeard and Tavistock one day a week.
Maximising your wellbeing at home
One of our therapists has recorded a 12 minute hand reflexology session that you can use on yourself from the comfort of your own home
If you would like to learn a simple reflexology technique to help manage anxiety or sleepiness please watch this short instructive video
Top Tip - Something to think about
The NHS Website have put together “Five steps to mental wellbeing”. Please have a read through these five steps that can aid a healthy mental wellbeing and build mental resilience.
With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.
The MySunrise App is an award winning free information resource designed specifically to support patients through their cancer treatment journey at their NHS Hospital.
MySunrise provides a complete up-to-date information and reference tool for Cancer patients and their families, which guides and supports them through their cancer journey. It is complete with a whole range of videos, relevant links, cancer resources and contact information all specific to University Hospital Plymouth cancer centre.
Download free here: