We believe that every person experiences their blood cancer differently.  

And 'whole person care' means just that - support through the physical challenges of blood cancer but also help dealing with its emotional impact too. Fear, loneliness, loss of control are all things we hear a lot from those affected by blood cancer. And nobody should have to deal with these things alone.  We want to provide appropriate emotional and wellbeing support for everyone who is being affected by blood cancer.

In January 2018 we launched a revolution in blood cancer care: our Mind and Body Team

Based at King's College Hospital in London, this expert team is lead by a psychiatrist and psychology team, working together to research patient needs, provide appropriate care, and measure the difference made to those patients and their families.  It is the first dedicated haematology team of its type in the UK, and we want to make sure it is funded in the long term, becoming a recognised part of whole person care for haematology in hospitals across the UK.

I was able to have the support from Dr Clare Jacobson (whose clinical psychologist role was funded by Leukaemia UK) when I relapsed with leukaemia four years ago.  My doctors may have saved me by giving me chemotherapy and finding me a donor for my bone marrow transplant, but Dr Jacobson brought me back to life.   
Jessica, who at the age of 24 was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

Help us make a difference to more people affected by blood cancer such as Jessica by making a donation to Leukaemia UK today. Thank you for your support.



Mind and Body Team video was kindly produced by Frontera London