How can we help?
We aim to give one to one support; we will listen and direct you to the most appropriate source of information to answer your questions.
We appreciate that not all the worries or confusion can be helped by clinicians. Often things like work, family or the ability to pay the mortgage are uppermost in our minds when we are given bad news. It can help to talk to someone in confidence, who has experienced melanoma first hand. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.
Telephone: 07738231260 (Available 8am-11pm, outwith these times please leave a message or email to the address below and we will return your call/email as soon as possible)
Services we Offer
At MASScot, we have been offering hypnotherapy and other therapies as a complementary service since 2009.
There is a lot of misinformation surrounding hypnotherapy in the media, in regards to what it involves. It is not as scary or intimidating as one may think and is based in relaxation and helpful suggestions provided by the hypnotherapist. You cannot be made to do anything you would not wish to do.
We will refer those who require hypnotherapy to a qualified and insured therapist close to their home in order to receive the help they need.
We spoke to Amanda, in order to answer some frequently asked questions surrounding hypnotherapy, who it’s suitable for and what it can help with. Watch the video interview below and check out our YouTube channel!
For further information on hypnotherapy and other therapies, visit Amanda’s website at – http://www.alifeinbalance.co.uk
We have therapists who have worked with our people – and who have recommended them – all across Scotland. There will be help near to your home. All our therapists bill us directly, but it is important that you stay in touch with us via Leigh or Admin. We will happily provide the service for your main carer or anyone close to you who is distressed by your condition. Please arrange this through Leigh not via the therapist unless you wish to pay for this yourself.
Our members have discovered that these therapies assist in relaxation and improve sleep, especially when worrying about diagnosis. Importantly, it greatly assists coping whilst awaiting results or investigations.
Our support and assistance is aimed at ensuring that patients are well prepared for their clinic visits. It is important to make the most of the time with the clinician. Having the confidence to ask questions and obtain answers you understand is important; we recommend bringing a list of prepared questions and attending appointments with a trusted family member. It also helps if you wear easily discarded clothes to make examination fast and simple. Do please use your mole map* Check your whole body the day before your appointment and mark on it any spots you are concerned about to make checking by your doctor or nurse easy. If possible have the person who would check your back with you and in at the consultation.
Additionally, we are more than happy to provide emotional support prior to any sort of diagnosis, or if you are awaiting any test results. If you would like to find out a bit more about the kind of support we provide, please watch our video with Anne below. Anne thankfully was not diagnosed with any form of skin cancer, but we were still able to support her through a difficult time awaiting results.
Do make the time to list ALL your concerns prior to your clinic visit. give the list or a copy of it to your companion and ask them to ensure that all your questions are asked. Do not be embarrassed to ask for an explanation about anything you don’t understand – especially acronyms or medical terms you don’t understand. Your doctor would not understand if you used the language of your specialist subject!
To help us continue supporting those suffering with skin cancer, we would be grateful for any donations.