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PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY SERVICE – Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead

Who we are

The Psycho-oncology Team at The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPMCC) Westmead consists of a clinical psychologist and psychiatrist who specialise in assisting patients, carers and their families adjust and navigate through the many emotional, social, physical and spiritual changes that can occur during a cancer journey.

How we can help
  • Stress and worry
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Talking to children about cancer
  • Coping with physical pain/nausea or fatigue due to cancer treatment
  • Coping with treatment issues such as fear of needles
  • Communicating better with your loved ones and treating team
  • Communicating better with your loved ones and treating team
  • Helping you adjust to life after cancer
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Support Services – Many people find that cancer presents a lot of challenges, bringing changes to relationships, daily routines, every aspect of life.  Some time you need a bit of help. Click here to watch

Mind Full, or Mindful?

Free 4-week course with each session running for 1.5 hours and includes information, practical instruction and strategies for integrating mindfulness into your everyday life.  These courses are held a few times per year.  For session information please call the Centre, refer to our Facebook site or our website.

Who can access these services

We see patients in the outpatient clinics at CPMCC Westmead and we also see inpatients in Westmead Hospital. There is no cost to see our team for people who have a current Medicare card.

We have a number of outpatient clinics available: three psychiatry clinics and two clinical psychology clinics.  In our clinics you may see trainees who work under our direct supervision.

How do you organise to see one of our Team?
 
  • A referral from one of your current treatment team is required to see a clinical psychologist at CPMCC Westmead, and in the first instance we suggest you discuss your concerns with any one of them.
  • People wishing to see our psychiatrist need to bring along a referral letter from their GP or other medical doctor.
  • If you wish to see us while you are an inpatient at the hospital, speak with your treating team and they can arrange a referral to one of us.

All outpatient referrals are triaged through a central point – fax to 02 8890 8567 Attention: bookings; or email to WSLHD-PatientReferrals@health.nsw.gov.au

Privacy

We work as part of the multi-disciplinary teams at CPMCC Westmead and all our notes and records are stored in your CPMCC Westmead file. This means your treating team are aware of any relevant difficulties you might be having, without you having to repeat your story. If you have any concerns about privacy or confidentiality please don’t hesitate to speak with us.

 

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