Lesley Howells
Maggie's is the most effective environment for supporting the emotional wellbeing of ordinary people facing the practical, emotional and family demands of cancer. Work can be incredibly important to people with cancer. Research has told us it can give a sense of normality and purpose, rebuild self-esteem and provide a focus outside of cancer. That’s why Maggie’s are working with Unum, an insurer and workplace rehabilitation specialist, to explore the issues surrounding cancer in the workplace, give a voice to those who experience them and provide the right support to address them.

I worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for 18 years before joining Maggie’s. I specialised in working with people juggling the demands of chronic physical health problems such as cancer, diabetes and cystic fibrosis.

Blog Entries by Lesley Howells

Avoiding the Triple Whammy: Empowering People to Live and Work After Cancer

(37) Comments | Posted 11 December 2012 | (00:00)

More and more people are now living well with cancer, but society is struggling to keep pace with medical progress. In the UK, someone is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes, but with earlier diagnosis, more advanced treatments and better targeted drugs, more people are living well with cancer for...

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