Social, emotional and practical support
Teenagers and young adults have specific needs and can feel quite isolated when they are going through treatment.
The CLIC Sargent Social Work Team can offer social, emotional and practical support to help minimise the impact of the illness and treatment. It works only with children, young people, and adults under the age of 25.
As well as providing individual support to patients and their families the team runs a variety of group events for patients and family members.
If you are under 25 years old and need hospital treatment during an important time in your education, for example when you are studying for exams, you can contact the CLIC Sargent social work team. Together with the hospital school staff they can provide advice and information as well as liaise with schools or colleges on your behalf. Any pupil or student on treatment is entitled to 'special consideration'.
For those who are too unwell to sit an examination, it may be possible to set a grade based on other evidence such as mock exam results.
How do I get to see a CLIC Sargent social worker?
You can contact the department yourself or through any member of staff at The Royal Marsden.
Sutton – CLIC Sargent: 020 8661 3880