Support

Support is out there.

Hundreds of chartities, groups and organisations are on hand if you need it.

It can be overwhelming when you first receive a cancer diagnosis and it can be hard to know where to turn.

I’ve compiled a list below of people who I have found particularly helpful, both in the support of my mum and my own mental health.

Cancer support

  • Maggie’s – visit their website here or call 0300 123 1801
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity – 0151 556 5566 – fundraising@clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – 0808 808 00 00 – or visit their website here
  • Cancer Support UK – 020 3983 7616 or email hello@cancersupportuk.org
  • Cancer Research UK – 0808 800 4040 or visit their website here

Mental health support

  • Samaritans – 116 123 – jo@samaritans.org
  • Mind – visit their website here or call 0300 123 3393
  • Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774 or visit their website here
  • PAPYRUS – HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141
  • Rethink Mental Illness – 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)