Strength through support

Supporting the community’s positive mental health

Collaborative working with ‘Without Wings’

Jackie and Andrea

Celebrating a collaborative partnership with ‘Without Wings’

The importance of correct and timely psychological interventions to support people living with a diagnosis of a life changing condition is increasingly being recognised. The huge benefits of timely support will introduce strategies that can change the way both patients and families deal with a diagnosis that can change the lives of everyone affected.

Manx Cancer Help and The Lisa Lowe Centre have recently started a collaborative partnership with ‘Without Wings’ and we are very proud to announce this extension to our existing service available to those who are affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Andrea Chambers from Manx Cancer Help said “We are delighted to be working with this new and very vibrant charity that are raising money to support those affected by autoimmune arthritis. The psychological effects of living with a long term condition are very similar whatever the condition is and we are very pleased to be able to offer the specialist skills of our therapy team to support another group of people. Collaborative working is hugely important in the current climate on the Isle of Man as it means that publically donated money is used in the best way to reduce duplication of services which would not be cost effective.”

 Jacqueline Morrey Grace from Without Wings said:

“Safeguarding the mental health of people living with an autoimmune arthritis diagnosis, is at the heart of Without Wing’s work. It is for this reason that – thanks to all the amazing donations we have received, we have recently decided to develop a much stronger, more flexible partnership with the Lisa Lowe Centre. This means we now buy into a share of a counsellor, putting us in a position to offer a more bespoke service. So, alongside our regular counselling initiative we are also offering: early intervention home visits, support for loved ones and carers and perhaps in the future, on request, safely co-ordinated, group meetings. This is an amazing ‘dream come true’ initiative and we really hope that the support we are able to provide via the fantastic Lisa Lowe, will help nip illness related stress in the bud. In doing so, our goal is to help people avoid developing more serious mental health issues at a later date. Please, please do contact us if you are in need of this service!”

The thing with broken clocks you can always tell exactly when they stopped ticking. With people it isn’t so easy and sometimes you can’t even tell they’re broken.”

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