If you're in crisis and need to talk right now, there are many helplines staffed by trained people ready to listen. They won't judge you, and could help you make sense of what you're feeling.
- You can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00. Monday to Sunday 8am – 8pm for both the information support team and the cancer nurse specialists. You can visit the MacMillan website for more information on their support line.
- Get support from Mind
- The Samaritans offer 24 hour, confidential, non judgemental emotional support. Call their helpline on 116 123 for free
- Find more crisis services and their contact details.
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Below is a list of useful websites with great resources for coping with the effects of cancer and its treatments.
From managing stress, to coping with the financial implications of the disease; maintaining relationships, staying active and eating well, there are loads of resources to discover.
- Find financial advice and support from Macmillan Cancer Support
- Find meditation and mindfulness resources on Headspace and Calm
- Order a support pack from Stage 4 deserves more!: An organisation supplying support packs for women and men in the UK diagnosed with secondary/metastatic breast cancer.
- Create an online tribute on MuchLoved
- Start MoonWalking with Walk the Walk
- Discover the Carers Trust
- Get support from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau
- Find support for young people and their families on Winston’s Wish
- Find support for carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire through Carers Support Centre
- Get tailored physical activity support programmes for young adults (20s and 30s) to help deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer with Trekstock
- For support during a breast cancer diagnosis, visit the Ticking Off Breast Cancer website.