Our physical health affects our lives in so many ways.

We know that coping with a long term health condition such as cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular disease is hard enough, but it can feel almost impossible if you're struggling with your mental health too.

What we can do to help you

We’ve created the ‘Passport to My Health and Wellbeing' which is a way to help people along their journey and empower them to keep on top of important information.

It's a simple but effective document that helps people who are living with a long term health condition and poor mental health to describe what they need from health professionals. 

It's also a diary for appointments, a record card for vital details and a log for thoughts and questions. 

The Passport makes life easier for them and for family and friends supporting them on their cancer journey.

How can I get a Passport?

You can ask your GP, care team or any other healthcare professional for a Passport and mention us when you do.

I’m a GP, how can I share the Passport with my patients?

We're always looking to connect with other healthcare professionals, especially if you work in mental health, cancer, cardiovascular or diabetes care. Our Passport can be shared by GPs or other practitioners and is a free resource to be shared across the North East of England.

For a free copy of the Passport or to download a digital copy to your mobile device go to: Passport to my Health | Signpost NENC

If you'd like to know more about our work, attend our steering group or be updated about our progress then contact passport@teessidemind.org.uk

Resources you may find useful

We know how important it is to have clear information or somewhere to turn quickly when you need some extra support.

So, here are links to other sources of information that may be useful for you.

“The passport is amazing. It helps me to talk to my cancer nurses and doctors, and feel more in control of my care, which is so important to me.”

Mental Health Cancer Care Research
Mental Health Cancer Care Research