Podcast: Carers, family and friends
Self-care for Carers
NEW EPISODE: If you’re caring for someone in their last months, you need to look after yourself, but how exactly do you do that? Julie McCrossin discusses practical self-care strategies with Professor Liz Lobb.
Managing Relationships as the Carer
NEW EPISODE: Caring for someone with advanced cancer can affect your relationships with family and friends and sometimes leads to conflict. Julie McCrossin chats with clinical psychologist Cath Adams about navigating this tricky territory.
End-of-Life Care at Home
NEW EPISODE: If you’re a carer of someone who wants to die at home, what would it involve and where can you find support? Julie McCrossin talks with palliative medicine specialist Dr Cynthia Parr about end-of-life care at home.
Life After Loss
NEW EPISODE: How can bereaved carers come to terms with their loss? Julie McCrossin talks with bereavement counsellor Nathan MacArthur about the experience of grief.
Coping with Grief
NEW EPISODE: If someone you care about dies from cancer, how can you tell if what you are feeling is normal and when should you think about seeking extra support? Julie McCrossin explores these questions with bereavement counsellor Nathan MacArthur.
Managing Breathlessness when Cancer Is Advanced
What can you do if advanced cancer causes you to become breathless? Julie McCrossin talks with Prof Jane Phillips about ways to cope with breathlessness, from medical procedures to handheld fans and mindfulness.
Avoiding Delirium when Cancer Is Advanced
Why do people with advanced cancer sometimes experience episodes of confusion known as delirium? And how can carers recognise the early signs? Julie McCrossin talks with Professor Jane Phillips about steps you can take to reduce the risk of delirium.
Caring for Someone in Their Last Months
If you are caring for someone with cancer who may not have much time left, how can you prepare yourself? And where can you find support? Julie McCrossin talks with Professor Jane Phillips about the caring role at the end of life.
Living with Dying
If you know you have only months or weeks to live, how do you make the most of whatever time is left? Julie McCrossin talks with palliative care specialist Dr Megan Best about facing end of life and answering the big questions.
Caring for Someone with Advanced Cancer
What’s involved in caring for someone with advanced cancer? And where can you turn for support? Julie McCrossin talks with clinical psychologist Dr Toni Lindsay about the challenges and rewards of caring for someone with advanced cancer.