Agencies providing advice, support and information
Action Cancer (N.Ireland): 028 9080 3344
Helpline and other support services for people concerned about cancer. Early detection and mobile clinics throughout N.Ireland, counselling and support programmes.
Information on all aspects of bowel cancer.
Blood Cancer UK
0808 169 5155
A blood cancer charity offering information and support to people affected by blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancer types.
Breast Cancer Now:
0808 800 6000
Information and support you need about your diagnosis to help access support in your area, contact a breast care nurse or be put in touch with others like you.
Brohn Cancer Care:
0303 3000 118
Helpline and range of other support services for people with cancer. Information, emotional support, access to local support groups. Holistic complementary therapies, including sessions on diet, relaxation, mediation, healing and art therapy. A charge is made for residential therapy but financial help can be offered to those on low incomes - Bristol based.
Cancer Information and Support Service (S. and S.W. Wales):
Swansea 01792 655025 Neath Port Talbot 01639 642333
Service for cancer patients, carers, families and friends. Information, counselling drop-in, complementary therapies, library.
Cancer Research UK:
I information and support on all issues relating to cancer - to speak to a Cancer nurse call 0808 800 4040
The Caron Keating Foundation:
PO Box 122, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1UB
Providing financial assistance to small number of significant cancer charities, professional carers and support groups. Makes vital donations to creditable individuals which in many cases will completely transform their lives.
Chai cancer Care: 0808 808 4567
Range of services for Jewish cancer patients and their families and friends. Helpline, well woman and well man screening clinics, counselling, advice, information, complementary therapies, libraries.
Kids Cancer Charity
Bereavement support, befriending, self help parent support groups. Compassionate care grants. Crisis breaks, holiday programmes, play therapy, travel insurance.
CLIC Sargent: 0300 330 0803
Caring for children and young people with cancer and their families in hospital and the community.
International Myeloma Foundation (UK): 0800 980 3332, www.myeloma.org.uk
Helpline providing information and support to people affected by myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and related disorders.
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust:
0808 802 8000
Provide support to women and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
Kidney Cancer Support Network
An online chat forum for patients, their families and carers. Patients can identify other patients living close by and build relationships for mutual encouragement and support. A patient-led forum run by kidney cancer patients and carers purely for the benefit of other patients, cares and their families.
Kidney Cancer UK:
0800 002 9002 (Kidney Cancer Careline)
Support group for people with kidney cancer. Practical advice and information, leaflets, helpline, newsletter, chatroom etc.
Leukaemia Care: 08088 010 444
We are dedicated to ensuring that anybody affected by a blood cancer diagnosis receives the right information, advice and support. We provide a range of support services to patients, family members and friends including: a nurse lead help line, nationwide support groups, patient and carer conferences, an informative website and patient information booklets, campaigning and advocacy and a quarterly magazine.
Helpline 0808 808 5555
Telephone information and support on lymphomas and also local support groups.
Macmillan Cancer Relief Cancerline: 0808 808 0000, www.macmillan.org.uk - Support, care and practical and emotional support for people living with cancer including families, friends, carers. Also produce leaflets and booklets.
0300 123 1801
Free cancer support and information in Centres across the UK and online.
Marie Curie Cancer Care:
0800 090 2309
Run ten centres throughout the UK which provide inpatient hospice services, respite care, rehabilitation and day care. Provide nurses nationwide to care for cancer patients in their own homes, day and night and free of charge.
0800 169 2409
A national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment.
New Approaches to Cancer: 0800 389 2662
Maintaining a directory of Cancer Help Centres throughout the UK offering complementary treatments in cooperation with conventional treatment wherever possible.
0800 008 7054
Support service for anyone affected by ovarian cancer. Helpline, telephone support network, factsheets.
PAPAS: People & Pets Advocates
0300 666 3999
A Not-For-Profit-Organisation who are establishing an infrastructure of volunteers to support people by sharing the care of their pets during a health crisis and difficult times. Through a network of volunteers, PAPAS offers free practical help such as dog walking, respite petcare, fostering, dog and cast grooming, transporting pets to the vets and basic medical pet care.
Prostate Cancer UK:
0800 074 8383
Helpline and other support and information about prostate cancer. Network of patients willing to share experiences.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation:
0333 323 7200
Helpline offering information including details of lung cancer nurse specialists and local patient support groups.
Tenovus Care: 0808 808 1010
Telephone information, support and counselling for cancer patients, friends, families and carers.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
Helpline for patients, families, drop-in service, counselling and support groups.
O online relationships and sex guide aimed at helping 16+ navigate relationship and sex issues as they go through and beyond cancer treatment.
www.maggiescentres.org – A place to turn for help with any of the problems associated with cancer, whether small or large. Under one roof you can access help with information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies. Everything free of charge. Centres throughout the country
Supporting those bereaved by cancer
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