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Ask Eve

2045. Helen Hyndman

Helen Hyndman, from Lancashire, runs the ‘Ask Eve’ nurse information service as part of ‘The Eve Appeal’, the only national helpline for gynaecological cancer symptoms. Helen, a nurse, joined ‘The Eve Appeal’ in 2021 after a lifetime career in the NHS.

Helen, who is herself in treatment for, and living with advanced womb cancer, works around her own treatment to both lead the information service and design new community outreach programmes. Helen has developed outreach programmes for the Black and South Asian communities around gynaecological cancer awareness and instigated the development of the translation of the ‘Ask Eve’ information leaflets into Bengali, Urdu and Punjabi. She has also recently implemented a translation tool – supported by fellow Point of Light Dr Nighat Arif – helping people gain information on symptoms in over 250 languages.

Helen said:

“I am a bit overwhelmed but extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award. It is a privilege to build on the incredible work done by my colleagues at ‘Eve’ who are passionate and dedicated to improving outcomes and supporting everyone affected by the five gynaecological cancers. I know all too well, through my time as a nurse and through personal experience, how much more awareness and information is needed.”

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