Resources

Barts Health offers art therapy in London

http://bartshealth.nhs.uk/our-services/services-a-z/c/cancer/for-patients/cancer-support/art-therapy/

Big C supports people with cancer in Norfolk

http://www.big-c.co.uk/

Breast Cancer Care provides a wide range of support and information services for all stages of breast cancer.

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

Breast Radiotherapy Injury Rehabilitation Service at Royal United Hospitals Bath provides an assessment for people living with nerve damage following radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

http://www.rnhrd.nhs.uk/175

Cancerkin offers complementary therapies in London 

http://www.cancerkin.org.uk/what-we-do/complimentary-therapies/

The Cancer Revolution is an educational website giving information on research, treatments, lifestyle etc. 

http://thecancerrevolution.co.uk/

Cancer Support Scotland is an organisation which helps those with cancer in Scotland 

http://www.cancersupportscotland.org/

Cancer United is a support group in West Sussex

http://www.cancerunited.org.uk/

Casting for recovery – learn to flyfish! A new challenge or a bucket list tick?

http://www.castingforrecovery.org.uk/

CoppaFeel! is a breast cancer awareness charity, based in London. The charity focuses on promoting early detection of breast cancer by encouraging woman under 30 to regularly check their breasts. Members can join as Boobettes and help to raise awareness by giving talks in schools, colleges and businesses. 

https://coppafeel.org/

Ellie’s Friends provides giveaways in the form of treats, goodies, tickets to concerts etc to women diagnosed with cancer. 

https://www.elliesfriends.org/

Force Cancer is a Devon and Exeter based charity, one member described how they have a lovely waiting area at her hospital which provides a much nicer environment when waiting for appointments than in the hospital. 

http://www.forcecancercharity.co.uk/

The Royal Surrey’s cancer support centre is called The Fountain Centre 

http://www.fountaincentre.org/

The Haven offers a programme of support designed to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional and practical aspects of their illness and to enable them to face the future with hope. There are four centres in Lanarkshire, and they support other life limiting illnesses as well as cancer. 

http://www.thehavencentre.com/

The Hello Beautiful Foundation supports businesses in supporting charities, and has just opened an awareness and prevention space in London’s Bloomsbury. 

https://www.facebook.com/HBcancerUK

HOPE courses are run from various centres and hospitals throughout the UK 

https://hopeprogramme.coventry.ac.uk/courses/Cancer-Survivors-Courses.aspx

The Hummingbird Centre is a midlands based organisation that helps people through cancer. This is another centre that was started by one of our members when she couldn’t find anything in her local area to help her. 

http://www.thehummingbirdcentre.org/

In the Pink Health is an educational resource started by one of our members which is looking into how to help those with hormone fuelled breast cancer 

https://www.facebook.com/In-the-Pink-Health-447523725375729/

New Group Keighley, West Yorkshire. One of our members is in the process of setting up a new support group in Keighley, West Yorkshire. If you are interested please contact us and we will put you in touch. https://www.facebook.com/resilienceinbreastcancer/

or email bcresilience15@gmail.com

Knitted Knockers is a charity which knits softies for ladies who have had surgery, they are comfortable to wear following surgery and there is an aqua knocker for swimming too! 

https://www.knittedknockers.org/

Look Good Feel Better run courses for ladies with breast cancer to teach them how to apply make up, particularly eyebrows and eyelashes which may be lost following chemotherapy. 

http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/

Lymphoedema Support Network is the largest information provider in the UK about this condition.

http://www.lymphoedema.org/

MacMillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support.

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Maggie’s Centres exist in various locations around the country and offer help and support to people with cancer and their families. 

https://www.maggiescentres.org/

Menopause Matters Independent website providing information about the menopause.

https://menopausematters.co.uk/

Moving Forward courses are run by Breast Cancer Care find out more on the BCC website.

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/support-you/local-support/moving-forward-after-breast-cancer-treatment

Odyssey is a charity that runs confidence building events for people with cancer.

http://www.odyssey.org.uk/

The Osborne Trust will take your children out for the day while you have treatment or a rest! 

http://www.theosbornetrust.com/

Penny Brohn in Bristol is a much loved support group by many of our members, you don’t have to live in Bristol to take advantage of their courses.

https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/

Rainbow Valley is a centre which will offer cancer patients the opportunity to learn more about their condition and to experience (free of charge) preventative and self-help therapies, which aim to help relax the patient and promote positivity outwith hospital. Courses are near Loch Lomond. 

http://www.rainbowvalley.org.uk/

Perhaps you’d like to go sailing with Sail 4Cancer?

http://www.sail4cancer.org/

Second Hope is the first UK charity specifically for people living with advanced breast cancer.

https://www.facebook.com/secondhope.org.uk/

Sent With Love is a charity that sends out blankets to those newly diagnosed with cancer – they need squares for blankets so if you can crochet or knit and want to give something back take a look. Or if you know someone newly diagnosed you can nominate them to receive a blanket. 

https://www.facebook.com/blanketssentwithlove/

Shine is another younger person’s cancer support charity 

http://www.shinecancersupport.org/

Something to Look Forward to also provides financial help for the seriously ill and their families for treats and trips. 

http://www.somethingtolookforwardto.org.uk/

A Spell for the unwell provides financial help for those seriously ill to go on trips and events, along with emotional support. 

https://www.facebook.com/aspellfortheunwell

Team Verricho support cancer and serious illness and have a particular focus on Triple Negative BC

http://www.teamverrico.org/

Tenovus Choirs  encourage those with cancer to join to enjoy the benefits of singing in a group. They also have a call line open every day and offer counselling. 

http://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/singwithus

Think Pink and Sparkle is another venture set up by one of our members, the group organises fund raising events in the Salford area.

https://www.facebook.com/thinkpinkandsparkle

Together Against Cancer in Leicester provide workshops, yoga, complimentary therapies and much more.
http://togetheragainstcancer.org.uk/

We hear you offers counselling to people with cancer in the Somerset and Wiltshire area. 

http://www.wehearyou.org.uk/

The Wessex Cancer Trust supports people in Hampshire, Dorset and other local areas 

https://www.wessexcancer.org.uk/

The Willow Foundation bring special days to those with serious illnesses. 

https://www.willowfoundation.org.uk/

Yes to Life is an alternative cancer treatment charity focused on natural healing and complementary therapies etc. They look at diet, exercise and the spiritual side. They can also sponsor you to have a consultation with an integrated practitioner about alternative treatments

http://yestolife.org.uk/

York Breast Friends was founded by one of our members to help women diagnosed in the area. They support each other through forging friendships and sharing stories. 

http://yorkbreastfriends.org/

The Younger Breast Cancer Network (YBCN) is an online forum which many younger women found useful (under 45)

https://www.facebook.com/YoungerBreastCancerNetwork/