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Bloodwise funds world-class research into all types of blood cancer. They're here for you too - they support anyone worried about blood cancer with expert information and advice.
Provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for over 275,000 young people UK-wide each year.

Children's Inpatient Management of Pain Service (ChIMPS)
Oxford University Hospitals service to help children (and their carers) who have pain following surgery and who have painful conditions who come into hospital.

Children With Cancer UK
Leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.
Information and support for young people with cancer.
An online space where young people aged 16 - 24 who have, or have had, cancer can chat with others with similar experiences, share stories, ask questions and support each other, and give and get advice.
Find information and support for a range of health issues from seeing and hearing people's real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it's really like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis.
JTV - a website for people who have been affected by cancer to connect with others who are going through similar experiences.
Maggie's centre is based at the Churchill Hospital and provides information, guidance and support to anyone affected by cancer. Macmillan Oxford Citizens' Advice Bureau benefits service is also based here.
Provides support to people affected by cancer.
National Careers Service.
Frank offers support, advice and information about the use of drugs.
A charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Aims to help improve the lives of young people aged 13 - 24 with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
A charity offering a wide range of inclusive and accessible services for everyone affected by a brain tumour. They have a Young Adults Service for anyone aged 16-30 with a brain tumour diagnosis, which helps to connect you with others and supports you with any information you might need.
A charity offering a range of support and information about sarcoma cancers. They have a Sarcoma UK Support Line that you can call or email, a list of local sarcoma support groups you can attend and a range of up-to-date information guides about sarcoma that you can view on their website.
Support and information for young adults who have experienced cancer, empowering them to thrive through and beyond the challenges of a journey that doesn't stop after treatment.
Provides quality time for seriously ill young adults through special days.
A charity which provides free holidays in Bournemouth for teenagers and young adults with cancer.


Food and cancer - what's the deal? (pdf, 2.4 MB)
This e-book from Trekstock includes information about how food supports recovery, food preparation, recipes and other resources.

Support services by area


Maggie's Centre -
Maggie's centre is based at the Churchill Hospital and provides information, guidance and support to anyone affected by cancer. Macmillan Oxford Citizens' Advice Bureau benefits service is also based here.

Here for Health -
Drop- in service offered by Oxford University Hospitals, providing information and advice on healthy living.

Macmillan Citizens' Advice Bureau, Radiotherapy Outpatient Department, Churchill Hospital
Comprehensive, independent, confidential and impartial welfare benefits advice and support for people affected by cancer. Face-to-face drop-in sessions, appointments, telephone and email.

The Hummingbird Centre -
Free support and complementary therapies to anyone affected by cancer who lives in and around the Bicester area.

The Abingdon Bridge -
Friendly and non-judgmental support services to young people aged 16- 25. Advice on healthy lifestyles, managing stress, personal safety and issues related to drugs and alcohol.


Macmillan Cancer Information Centres

Macmillan Cancer Information Centres provide information, guidance and support to all patients with a cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

The Pink Place -
Charity-run service offering support, information and free complementary therapies to anyone affected by cancer.

Relate -
Relate is working alongside Macmillan to offer counselling to couples/families whose lives and relationships have been affected by a cancer.

Talking Therapies -
Friendly and approachable service for adults aged 17 years and over seeking support to overcome anxiety, depression, low mood and other issues causing concern.

A wide range of flexible services and support to individuals and their families whose lives are being affected by drugs and/or alcohol addiction.


Cancer Education, Information and Support Service at Stoke Mandeville Hospital -
The cancer information areas in the cancer care and haematology unit (CCHU) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Wycombe Hospital provide patients, relatives, friends and carers with reliable and detailed information. Healthcare professionals are available to listen to you and discuss how cancer is affecting your life.

Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe Hospitals Complementary Therapies Services - (pdf)
This leaflet explains the various services available from the Complementary Therapy Team at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals.

Healthy Minds -
Fast-acting NHS service offering talking therapies, practical support and employment advice to people aged 18 years old or above registered with a GP in Buckinghamshire.

Live Well, Stay Well -
Free NHS health improvement service for adults in Buckinghamshire. One-to-one support for making lifestyle improvements.

Centres based in Aylesbury and High Wycombe offering a friendlyservice to anyone who seekingsupport in overcoming addiction.


We hear you -
Works across Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire providing emotional support to patients, families, friends and carers who have been touched by cancer.

Penny Brohn Centre, Bristol -
Physical, emotional and spiritual support for adults affected by cancer at any stage, as well as families and friends.

LIFT Psychology -
Swindon-based service offering support for issues ranging from stress to low self-esteem and anxiety.

My Care My Support - Health & Wellbeing Ambassadors -
Free confidential service from Swindon Council for anyone over 16. Expertly-trained Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors who can meet you for up to six one-to-one sessions in your local area.

SWADS - Supporting Wellbeing and Developing Stability -
Health and wellbeing centre in Swindon supporting young people struggling with ill health, addictions, social isolation and loneliness. Creative therapy sessions in their own art and music studios.