COVID-19 pandemic led to stark rise in depressive and anxiety disorders: Teenage Cancer Trust respond to Lancet study

Mon 11 Oct '21

Published in The Lancet, cases of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders increased by more than a quarter worldwide in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the first global estimates of impacts of the pandemic on mental health. In 2020, cases of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders increased by 28% and 26%, respectively. Women were affected more than men, and younger people were more affected than older age groups.


Teenage Cancer Trust and Morgan Stanley charity partnership raises £1.4 million

Tue 21 Sep '21

Teenage Cancer Trust has announced that its partnership with Morgan Stanley has raised over £1.4 million to provide specialist nursing care, support and dedicated facilities for young people with cancer. The achievement smashes its original target of raising £1m.

Units, University College Hospital London, Local fundraising

Teenage Cancer Trust responds to Scottish Cancer Strategy

Thu 16 Sep '21

The new strategy commits to implement Teenage Cancer Trust’s ‘IAM’ (Integrated Assessment Mapping) tool across Scotland.

Boosters provide reassurance but eligible unvaccinated must play their part

Wed 15 Sep '21

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that booster vaccines should be offered to those more at risk from serious disease, and who were vaccinated during Phase 1 of the vaccine programme (priority groups 1 to 9). This includes all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

Reassurance for severely immunosuppressed as COVID-19 third dose offered

Wed 1 Sep '21

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that a third Covid-19 vaccine dose should be offered to people over 12 who are severely immunosuppressed – including some people with cancer.

Teens and young adults ‘feel abandoned’ by friends during cancer treatment

Fri 30 Jul '21

New research* from charity Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed that during treatment for cancer three quarters of young people found their friendships changed – with more than half (55%) finding friends stopped contacting them as much, and over a third (40%) finding some stopped contacting them completely.

Inadequate specialist mental health support risks derailing young cancer patients’ lives, say experts

Thu 17 Jun '21

Young people with cancer are unable to access specialist mental health support in parts of the UK, which is putting them at risk of life-long trauma that urgently needs to be addressed, the UK’s leading teen cancer charity has found.

Policy, Health

Tracy Webb appointed as Director of Services & Impact

Thu 22 Apr '21

Tracy Webb will be joining Teenage Cancer Trust as its Director of Services & Impact, it was announced today.

Three cancer charities form partnership to better support young people with cancer amid pandemic pressures

Thu 11 Feb '21

Three leading cancer charities have formed a partnership to better support children and young people affected by cancer. CLIC Sargent, Teenage Cancer Trust and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust are collaborating to make sure young cancer patients get the support they need during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

No young cancer patient should face treatment alone, say cancer charities

Wed 10 Feb '21

Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent urge the Government to ensure all young people have a ‘Hand2Hold’ during treatment and beyond