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What   ‘Sing with Us’ choirs are for anyone affected by cancer, because we know it can be isolating and stressful. They bring people together, provide a much-needed release, and help them to cope. But as well as being a way for people affected by cancer to find support, friendship and fun, the choirs have a physical benefit too. Tenovus research has shown that our Sing with Us choirs reduce people’s anxiety and depression.

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What   Live Better With's mission is to make everyday living better for people with long-term conditions, starting with cancer. Live Better With want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the travel insurance you need and have partnered up with International Travel and Healthcare Limited (ITHC) - a specialist travel insurance provider.  ITHC will help you to buy the appropriate cover and will manage and administer your travel insurance requirements.

What  National Helpline to anyone affected by bereavement

Where   Nationwide

Who   Cruse offers emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. Trained volunteers are there to help you talk things through. They can also help you find your local Cruse service, or signpost you to other services and useful sources of information.

What   The Macmillan cancer information website give advice on diet, healthy eating, preventing weight loss to managing weight gain, keeping active and even has recipe ideas and tips. Anyone who is going through their cancer journey can visit the website at any point in their journey. For more information plese visit the website.

Where   Online website.

Who   Anyone.

What  Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust provides support to women, carers and families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities, providing information, an 'ask the expert' helpline, and an online forum, as well as opportunities to meet others in a similar situation. 

Where Visit the website to find out about events in your area, as well as details of the Helpline and Online Forum: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/support

What   Nutritionist Resource provides a huge network of nutrition professionals which can help you to create a diet plan to keep your body well nourished and healthy during cancer treatment. To find out more about Nutritional advice surrounding cancer please visit the website. Services are not offered for free.

Where  Location varies between each nutritionist, visit the webite to find a nutritionist near you.

What  Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only international cancer support charity that helps women and teenagers manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment.  Led by LGFB Beauty Volunteers, the sessions are an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation whilst being taught vital skills such as how to draw on missing eyebrows and eyelashes.

What   Macmillan run a confidential, volunteer-led Information and Support Service. They provide practical advice and signposting to other agencies to supply you with services you require.  Macmillan can provide emotional support to anyone who has been affected by cancer, offer support groups, self-help workshops, counselling, welfare and benefits advice and telephone support. The centre has a huge range of information booklets that are free of charge.

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What   If you have a particular concern about breast cancer or just want to talk, Breast Cancer Care specialist nurses and trained staff are here for you, call the National Breast Cancer Care Helpline on 0808 800 6000.

When    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Late opening Wednesday, 5pm-7pm Saturday, 9am-1pm.

Who   Anyone affected who has been affected by a diagnosis of breast cancer.

What  Marie Curie is a national charity that support people with terminal illnesses and offer emotional and practical advice to family and carers what ever your sitiuation. Services offered include benefits and financial advice, care at home by a Marie Curie Nurse, access to 9 Hospices around the country. The Charity support people who are caring for a terminally ill person and have also give gathered a range of resources to help you cope emotionally as well as handle the practical side of losing someone close to you.

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