Family Support Networks
Focusing on the needs of patients and their families and friends
Teenage Cancer Trust's Family Support Networks have been developed to provide support, in an informal setting to young people and their families, siblings and partners during and after the young person’s cancer treatment. The networks focus on the needs of the whole family – if loved ones are supported the young person in turn will be supported. Staff running the services have specialist knowledge and skills, they understand the psychosocial needs of teenagers, young adults and their families who have experienced cancer.
Young people, their families, friends/peers, partners and siblings are given the opportunity to discuss and share their experiences and anxieties. They can form relationships and socialise with people who have faced similar issues.
We hope to have a Teenage Cancer Trust Family Support Network available in all areas of the country soon.
Please speak to your local Teenage Cancer Trust unit, your nurse or your hospital to find out what support is available to you.
Tell your story…
If you're a current or ex-patient and diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 13 to 24 you may like to share you story.
By telling us your story you can help other young people understand what it’s like to have cancer and help others understand why the work of Teenage Cancer Trust is so important.