Teenage and Young Adults (TYA) with Cancer

 

We look after young cancer patients, aged between 16 and 24 years old.

Our aim is to support you through your diagnosis and treatment for cancer, helping you to reach the important goals in your life.

Our specialist team, which includes doctors, nurses, community and social workers will work together with you and your family.

We also work closely with any other hospitals and professionals involved in your care.

We have special teenage and young adult side rooms on our wards: Yeo, Yarty and Bramble.

We always listen to our young patients and value your input into how we can improve what we do.

More on what we do

Our team will provide you with emotional, social and practical support at every stage.

Lorraine Beddard is our Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Liaison Nurse, adopted by the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Lorraine provides:

  • Emotional and social support; through diagnosis, treatment and beyond
  • Support and information for patients, their friends and family
  • An additional link with your keyworker / clinical nurse specialist / medical team
  • Link to other professionals and support services
  • Support groups and social activities

Richard Nobes is our CLIC Sargent Young Person's Social Worker.

Richard provides:

  • Emotional, financial and practical support to help young people continue with their everyday lives
  • Help to apply for benefits or grants
  • Information and signposting to other useful services
  • Support groups and social activities

Dan Honey is our CLIC Sargent Young Person’s Community Worker.

Dan provides:

  • Social, emotional and practical support to help young people during and after treatment
  • Support groups and social activities.

Dr Peter Stephens is our consultant medical oncologist.

Our team

Lorraine Beddard - Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Liaison Nurse adopted by the Teenage Cancer Trust
Tel: 07717 325391
Email: lorraine.beddard@nhs.net 

Richard Nobes - CLIC Sargent Young Person's Social Worker
Tel: 07796 938460
Email: richard.nobes@clicsargent.org.uk 

Dan Honey – CLIC Sargent Young Person’s Community Worker
Tel: 07710 332423
Email: daniel.honey@clicsargent.org.uk 

Dr Peter Stephens – Consultant medical oncologist

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Supporting you

Support Groups and Social Activities:

TYA Peer Support Group takes place approximately every 6 weeks. This is an opportunity to meet other young people who have experience of cancer.

Parents Support Group takes place approximately every 3 months. This is an opportunity to meet other parents of young people.

End of Treatment Clinic takes place approximately every 6 months. This is an opportunity for young people and those close to them to reflect on what they have been through, living with uncertainty and moving forward.

Young people have access to a wide variety of events and activities (including Find Your Sense of Tumour, sailing trips provided by the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust, the Ultimate Backstage Experience at the Royal Albert Hall).

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