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Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Cancer Services

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Blood Cancer UK
Support for anyone worried about blood cancer with expert information and advice.

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.
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 cancer support
JTV - a website for people who have been affected by cancer to connect with others who are going through similar experiences.

Provides support to people affected by cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust
A charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.

The Brain Tumour Charity
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.

Sarcoma UK
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.

Young Lives vs Cancer
Information and support for young people with cancer.

Youth Cancer Trust | Youth Cancer Trust - Facebook
A charity which provides free holidays in Bournemouth for teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Support services by area


Maggie's Oxford
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 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 friendly service to anyone seeking support to overcome 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.

Last reviewed:12 September 2023