Find out more about services and advice available to you as a young person impacted by cancer.
Information and advice for those affected by cancer.
Cancer care & services and for young people aged 13-24
Provides vital emotional, practical and financial support to young cancer patients and families during and after treatment
Charity involved in breast cancer research and awareness for breast cancer.
Provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK.
They are here for everyone affected by blood cancer: whether it’s leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another blood disorder; whether you’re a patient, family, friend or carer; whether you’re worried about symptoms, in the middle of treatment or adjusting to life afterwards.
UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
A charity which runs activity courses for anyone over 18 who have been treated for cancer. The courses include a programme of outdoor challenges with physical, creative or artistic activities.
An online charity based support group designed to put you in touch with your cancer buddy so you can share the ups and downs, laughter and tears with someone who knows how it feels.
Providing social and practical support to young adults facing cancer in their 20s & 30s throughout the UK. They have an online network and host young people meet ups in various locations across the country. They also do Trekstock Talks video chats which brings together experts on a range of topics relevant to young adults living with cancer.
Their mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone in their 20s, 30s or 40s diagnosed with any cancer. They do this through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring.
Facebook based network run by volunteers in the UK who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. You can access the invite-online private chat group via this public page. Chat privately with other younger women from the UK/Ireland who’ve had a BC diagnosis & are 45 or under.
American based charity based to raising awareness about male breast cancer. Find stories, resources and a blog, amongst other things here.
A support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
A charity providing information and support for anyone affected by brain tumours.
Provides support to younger women diagnosed with any cancer. Their services include counselling, beauty therapy and more. They also provide the VP Network which puts on monthly meet ups in various locations.
Provides ‘freebies’ to adults (16+) living with cancer, all around the UK. These have been donated in celebration of Ellie Jeffery, who wanted to make the Big C smaller. They provide frequent freebies from caring businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis.
A charity website for people with cancer and their families to access a variety of gifts generously donated by people and companies.Find anything from restaurant meals, hotel stays, beauty treatments, tickets for events and attractions…
Free confidence boosting skincare and make-up Workshops and Masterclasses are held across the UK for people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Led by LGFB Beauty Volunteers, the sessions are an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation whilst being taught vital skills such as how to draw on missing eyebrows and eyelashes. They have also created lots of online tutorials for those who are unable to attend one of our sessions or who would like some extra advice.
Care and support through terminal illness
Emotional Support & Mental Health
National mental health charity, which offer an excellent range of materials.
Mindfull is a brilliant new service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
YoungMinds is the Uk’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.
Targeted at young men aged 15-35, helpline and website to support young men with mental health issues.
The UK’s first national young person’s helpline, run by young people, for young people. (11-19 yr olds)
Helps all those suffering wth anxiety disorders.
Helpline for anxiety disorders, panic attacks etc. Provides advice, counselling, listening, befriending and can make referrals.
Information & Advice
Fund research to beat cancer sooner and provide cancer information to the public.
Trusted National Health Service website providing information about any illness.
Research and information about childhood cancer
Make life a little bit better with 1000s of recommended products for people living with cancer. Also has a forum and blog with lots of tips from people living with cancer.
Insurancewith was founded in 2007, when insurance professional Fiona Macrae was unable to find travel insurance at a reasonable price which also covered her cancer diagnosis. She founded Insurancewith with the aim of providing everyone with a medical condition with a fair and affordable travel insurance policy to cover their upcoming holidays. Telephone: 02038 293875. Email: email@example.com
Provides one-to-one coaching and advice for you and can support your partner too. If you are employed, self-employed or a carer who is combining work with caring for someone with cancer and would like to know more then you can contact Working With Cancer for support.
Previously Teens Living with Cancer, a US site with facts around cancer, healthy living advice and support from others affected.
A national non-profit organisation that aspires to ensure every young Briton exposed to fertility-risking treatment achieve their full potential for reproductive health and well-being
‘We’re here to help everyone stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer by educating you on the importance of getting to know your boobs!’
Provides social, practical and emotional support to brothers, sisters and children of people with cancer.
Provides children aged 16 years and under whose parent/s have cancer access to recreational activities during a parent/s treatment by funding up to 3 activities such as a cinema trip, play centre visit or a meal out. They also provide an Ozzy the Elephant stuffed toy for younger children and a diary for older children.
Provides support for teenagers who have parents with cancer.
Provides relationship support and counselling in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Counselling sessions are paid for – costs depend on the counsellor. There’s also a free telephone counselling service.
Provides bereavement support, either face-to-face or over the phone, from trained volunteers around the UK. Calls to this helpline are free.
Cancer, Fertility and Me Study
Exercising during cancer treatment
Fighting Cancer Fatigue
Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient – American Cancer Network
Are there exercise guidelines for cancer patients? – Cancer Research UK
Benefits of being active – Macmillan