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Living with myeloma: emotional wellbeing

Having an illness like myeloma, and living with the effects of treatment, can be exhausting. Not just physically, but emotionally, too.

Looking after your mental, emotional and psychological wellbeing is extremely important, so we’ve created a wellbeing tool to help you do this.

Our aim with this interactive tool is to support you as you explore your emotional wellbeing and help highlight sources of help and support. Through information, videos and activities, this tool will give you space to work through how you’re feeling and find strategies and sources of support to help you manage your emotional and mental wellbeing.

In six sections, we look at:

  • Common feelings and anxieties about myeloma
  • How these can affect emotional and mental wellbeing
  • Strategies you can use, with opportunities to try them out
  • How to find the right support

You don’t need to go through all the sections in one sitting – you can do as little or as much as you want and then come back to it later – and you can come back and use the tool as many times as you like.

Launch the emotional wellbeing tool

We thank our contributors and reviewers:

Carly James, who has myeloma
Eileen Kibbler, who has myeloma
Ellen Watters, Myeloma Information Nurse Specialist, Myeloma UK
Greg Shields, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust