121 Telephone Support
Deciding to have a hysterectomy is one of the biggest decisions any woman can make. Sometimes it’s easy, your health may dictate what is happening and why, sometimes it’s not as there may be lots of options that need to be taken into account. If you are unsure about what to do next, then a 121 telephone support call may give you the confidence to make a choice that’s right for you.
The purpose of a 121 Telephone Support Session session is to help you make relevant decisions about your operation. Much of the work will be about helping you to make sense of where you at the present moment and then make decisions about what you can do next. It is very practical work, rather than the depth work of counselling, and could be used to help you with all sorts of decisions, such as:
- whether to have a hysterectomy or not
- how to manage the operation physically, emotionally and sexually
- if HRT is right for you
- what you are going to do about managing your recovery
- whether alternative forms of treatment might be appropriate
- coping with the menopause
How Does it Work?
Each session lasts one hour. You will be asked to complete a ‘getting to know you’ questionnaire before your session, which gives us the starting point for our work together. This ensures that the session is focused on YOUR needs and it can then be used to cover a range of information, support, suggestions for you to consider and other helpful elements.
When you have booked, you will be asked to complete a ‘Getting to Know You’ form and send us details of your landline telephone number or location preference and two or three dates and times between the hours of 10.00am and 7.00pm. We do try to be as flexible as possible and should be able to accommodate most requests. We will then agree with you the date and time that is most suitable.