Cancer Support Groups

Whether you’re the one tackling cancer or looking after a loved one with cancer, you all deserve to feel supported.

Below are a list of places worth contacting or websites you might find some comfort.

Cancer Support

C I S S – Cancer Information Support Services

01639 642333

Cancer Support WALES

MacMillan Cancer Support

0808 808 00 00 , 7 days a week, 8am-8pm

Cancer Support UK

Children With Cancer

Cancer Support UK Telephone Groups:

Have you struggled to adapt to life during cancer treatment, or felt alone and unsupported trying to tackle the emotional challenges of life after cancer?

Cancer Support UK provides a unique peer support programme by telephone. Groups are run by people who can understand what it is like – as they have experienced cancer themselves.

Cancer Research – How to Support Someone with Cancer

Care Giver Support Information:


Tenovus Cancer Care

0808 808 10 10

“A cancer diagnosis can turn life upside down. You’re bound to have questions and worries, and need someone to talk to. That’s where we come in.

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free cancer Support Line is there for you. It’s for anyone affected by cancer and our experienced nurses can offer advice on diagnosis, treatment, side-effects, and anything else that’s on your mind. Our team are here 365 days a year to answer all types of questions about all types of cancer, or simply things you might not feel comfortable sharing with your family or loved ones.

Whether you’re undergoing treatment, recovering from surgery or you’ve lost someone you love, all you’ve got to do is call.

Our cancer Support Line is your door to all of our support services, so to find out how we can help, just pick up the phone. Our Support Line is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 1pm on weekends and public holidays. ”



Financial Support

Medical Support – Coping Physically

We work together to help support you through all eventualities, from diagnosis, to treatment to making sure symptoms are managed.

Who are we?

Your Castle Surgery Team

Your Oncology Team/ Cancer Specialist Nurse

Your Speciality Team

Your District Nursing Team

If it ever came to it, to provide dignified care towards the end of life, the Palliative Care Team.

Below is a link to Cancer Research UK’s directory of symptoms of cancer or side effects of cancer treatment. Talk to us or your Cancer Specialist Nurse if you need help with these.

Advanced Care Planning

This can be a very tough thing to think about. It can be helpful to think about what care you’d like to receive in the future. It’s not saying that these things are definitely going to happen. It’s just that we want to know from you and your family might want to happen.

The aim is that whilst we’re hoping for the best, we’re making plans for the worst. This is so that we cover as many eventualities, that if a particular situation arises, something is in place that you, your family and care providers have previously carefully thought about.

Get in touch with us at Castle Surgery. This way, we can find out what’s most import to you, understand the care you want, and make it easier for you and your family.

There’s more information over at Marie Curie about the type of things we may discuss with you:

Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement offers counselling and support for all bereaved people.

Childhood Bereavement Network

An organisation for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.

Child Death Helpline

0800 282 986
A helpline staffed by trained volunteer parents who have suffered a loss of their child.
The Helpline is available every evening 7pm to 10pm and Monday to Friday mornings 10am to 1pm and Wednesday afternoons 1pm to 4pm.


Tel 08457 90 90 90
The Samaritans support anyone in distress and offer a 24-hour helpine.