If you have experienced trauma or mental illness and find cervical screening (smear tests) difficult, Jo’s Cervical Cancer trust has some great information, including this video on support you can get before and after your smear test.
The Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust free booklet may also help. It has been created with mental health service users and healthcare professionals to offer some extra support with the test, including tips for during the appointment and a checklist of things that may make the test hard for you to share with your nurse.
This booklet was developed by researchers at the University of West London and Surrey University, with support from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
Please click on the link below to download and view the booklet.
For more information, please visit the Jo’s Trust Website by clicking the picture below –