What can help me when talking to others about my diagnosis?

This webinar aims to explore what may be of help by sharing the experience, information, and advice of the panel of patients and clinical nurse specialists.

14 July 2022

Letting people know about your diagnosis can be key to getting the right support or can help others make needed adjustments for you. This can be difficult in reality, either for you or for those close to you.

Join us on Thursday 14th July for our webinar that discusses ways to tell others about your leukaemia diagnosis, the benefits of telling others and how to prepare for the possibility of a negative reaction towards your diagnosis. 

What questions and advice will be covered? 
Due to the high number of attendees, we are not always able to answer each individual’s question, however, we aim to explore a large variety of topics such as:

  •  Your family, friends and children
  • Your employer and insurers
  • Your child’s/children’s school and your own education provider if in training or study
  • Groups and societies you are involved with such as voluntary organisations, sports teams, clubs and churches etc
  • Anyone providing your healthcare such as your GP, dentist, optician, pharmacist, physiotherapist, complementary therapist and counsellor etc.

We will be joined by:

Jamie Woods –  acute leukaemia patient
Margaret Miller – chronic leukaemia patient
Caroline Kerr – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Leukaemia & MPN at Belfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Catherine Langton – Myeloid Specialist Nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Webinar details

When: Thursday 14th July, 3.30pm
Where: Online via Zoom and Facebook Live
Who: Leukaemia Care with specialist panel
Registration fee: Free

How do I join the webinar? 

The webinar is being hosted on Zoom and Facebook, meaning you can choose a platform to suit you. Zoom is the best place to ask questions, but if you join via Facebook we will try and get all the questions sent over to our panel; however, please expect a delay.

Information on how to join via Zoom or Facebook is below. 

Watch via Zoom

To join via Zoom, all you need to do is register your attendance before the webinar starts. You will then receive an email inviting you to join the webinar on the day.

Watch via Facebook

To join via Facebook, all you need is a Facebook account. Once logged in head to Leukaemia Care’s Facebook page at 3:30pm on 14th July and find the live video (it will be at the top of our feed).

Book your place via Zoom here.

Join on Facebook on the day here.

Please note, we will not be able to give individual medical advice. You will be directed to your own clinical team if we cannot answer your question in the webinar.

Due to the large amount of registrants, we cannot guarantee that everyone’s questions will be answered, but we will try and do our best in the time frame that we have.

If you have any issues registering via Zoom or issues on the day, please get in touch by emailing advocacy@leukaemiacare.org.uk.

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