The Big Picture

YouCan – Youth Cancer Support

Within the YouCan team we have experience of what it’s like to be young and be told you have cancer. We know that the medical care you receive is amazing. There are fantastic support agencies out there while you’re going through treatment and we’re pretty sure that they all make a positive difference to how you get through those horrible cancer-dominated days.

We want to be a part of the support that helps you find the positives in your life again. Our Wellbeing Weekends, counselling sessions, complementary therapies, exercise and nutrition workshops have been designed to help you see beyond cancer and to regain confidence. We’ll help you move forward into a life without cancer. You’ll be able to meet other young people who are experiencing the same thing. 

YouCan offer individual and group support services to young people who have been affected by cancer such as funded Counselling (one-to-one or group); Complementary Therapies; Sports Courses and Nutrition Workshops. 

We have just purchased a property by the Kent Seaside for young people to take a break away from the stresses of cancer and to create memories with loved ones. Who doesn’t feel better just being by the seaside? Short breaks and themed weekends are our aim and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors very soon.

Please do get in touch to ask any questions you may have.


We’re very fortunate that the YouCan project is part of an established charity called The Children’s Development Trust and means we can start offering support right now. But we do need to keep on fundraising so that our future plans can become a reality. If you would like to support the project and fundraise for us – either by organising your own event or by taking part in one of the events we have put together – then we would love to hear from you. Take a look at our events page for some ideas, or get in touch with one of your own. We can offer plenty of support, from fundraising advice to collection pots!