Online Cancer Services | Help and Support

15 May 2020 - by David Allen

With limited ability to experience face-to-face cancer care at the moment, many are unable to receive the support and advice they would normally get from support groups, coffee mornings or simple get-togethers. 

Sharing your experiences in peer groups has always proven to help people and the expression “it’s good to talk” has never felt more important. The good news is there are many online support networks available offering the ability to chat to others in a similar position to yourself via forums and online chat groups. We’ve taken a look at just a few of those platforms and how they may be able to help you.

Cancer Support UK

As well as offering their Cancer Kits which includes a range of practical items, this charity organisation offers a peer support course for emotional support and encouragement.

Cancer Research UK – Cancer Chat

Covering a range of topics, the online forum allows people across the UK to share experiences and talk to one another to offer support.


As the largest online provider of e-counselling, Betterhelp offers direct access to licensed and experienced psychologists, social workers and counsellors.

Breast Cancer Now

This great charity offers a safe space for those living with breast cancer in their online online discussion forum to talk with others people going through breast cancer.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

For anyone affected by cervical cancer, Jo’s forum is a great way to connect with others whether you’re looking for support or just want to share your story to help others.

Pancreatic Cancer UK

A supportive place for anyone that is currently living with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones, this online discussion forum is there for you any time of day or night.

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