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What   Whiteleys Retreat provides free short therapeutic holidays for young people with cancer and their families.

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.

Available for friends and family

What    SimPal is a charity that provides  free pre-paid sim cards for people living with cancer.  Support provided by SimPal is completely free and non-means-tested. The aim is to keep those living with cancer connected during their most challenging times.  You can apply for support by filling in the form on their website or calling 0800 567 7890.

Where   Online or helpline.

Who   Anyone with a cancer diagnosis - please contact the service for further details.

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 Good Grief trust is a fully comprehensive online bereavement support website. In addition to this they have helplines all over the UK. Visit their website for more details.

Where   National

Who   People who have been bereaved in the UK and are searching for help.

Available for friends and family

What   The Brain Tumour charity is an online service that operates nationwide to support patients and families that have been affected by a Brain Tumour diagnosis. The website has a directory of support groups around the country and offers a support and information line. For a support group near you or for more infomation please visit the website. 

Where   Online

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   The Grief Encounter Grieftalk is a National Helpline that supports bereaved children, young people and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close. The Helpline is open between 9am- 9pm, Monday- Friday and provides free-of-charge confidential support and is staffed by trained Grieftalk Advisors and counsellors.

Available for friends and family

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.