Penny Brohn UK

Help change life with cancer. For good

Help for you

Please note that due to the risks posed by COVID-19 our National Centre is not expected to open until 2021.

Despite the closure of our National Centre, we are committed to providing you with the support you need during this time. We are running a range of online services for you to access or over the phone, where ever you are.

Please be reassured that we are continuing to offer our counsellingnutrition, exercise therapy and doctors 1:1 sessions by phone. Please contact bookings by emailing if you would like to speak to someone about this.

Our Helpline is available on 0303 3000 118, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and our online resources page hosts a wealth of self-care tips and resources to support you during this time.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming. You may be worried about what happens next or thinking about the impact on your life. We understand that you need more than medicine to cope with all the ways that cancer impacts your life and provide support and practical advice to help you through your cancer experience.

Do you…

  • Need to talk to someone?
  • Feel frightened?
  • Feel alone, overwhelmed or anxious?
  • Want to know how to help yourself?
  • Worry about  your future, your family?
  • Need more than medicine?

You’re not alone

We’re here to support you, listen to you and introduce you to people who’ve been where you are now. We’ll help you to find ways to help yourself. You may have had a recent diagnosis, be in treatment, or be further on in your experience of cancer – no matter who you are and whatever your circumstances we are here for you.

How we can help

  • We are a listening ear when you need to talk
  • We have the information you need to make the choices that are right for you
  • We are a safe space, where you feel cared for without having to ‘self-edit’
  • We will support you to gain an understanding of what you need right now and how to reconnect with the things that you love
  • We help you to build resilience and confidence to cope with your diagnosis and treatment, helping you to live as well as you can for as long as you can

Together, we’ll focus on the fact that you are a person with a life to be lived, and that cancer is only a part of this, and help you make small and sustainable changes whilst nurturing yourself at the deepest level.

No matter what type of cancer you have or at what stage you come to us, we can help you manage the impact of cancer in every area of your life. We run a range of free services including coursesregular activities and individual therapies and appointments designed to help you feel better and live better with cancer, its treatments and side effects. Whether it’s learning about healthy food, coping with treatment side effects, or getting to grips with the emotional impact of cancer, we can help you find what you need right now.

Supporting someone?

Being close to someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer can have a major impact on your life as well as theirs. It can be just as hard for you and your own health and well-being is important. That’s why we also offer support and guidance to the loved-ones of those living with cancer, including parents and carers of young people with cancer.

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