For starters, we'd recommend:

Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research funds medical specialists to help beat cancer, while using their findings to advise government on related policy decisions.

CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent devotes itself to children <16 and young people aged 16-24, offering financial and emotional support services to those faced with a cancer diagnosis. CLIC Sargent can be particularly useful with practical information, providing guidance on how to maintain a relatively normal life with work/studying/friends while battling cancer.

Macmillan cancer support
Macmillan Cancer Support works to provide a range of services for cancer patients and their families. These vary from financial and practical advice, to providing Macmillan nurses in hospitals around the country, and campaigning for better care from our Government.

Marie Curie Cancer Care
Marie Curie offer expert care, guidance and support, for people living with any terminal illness, and their families, to help them get the most from the time they have left.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
NICE provide the NHS, and those who rely on it for their care, with  advice on effective, good value healthcare and social care, and have gained a reputation for rigour, independence and objectivity.

NHS Choices
NHS Choices provides a wide range of health and care information.

 

There are a whole host of organisations that can help with issues like fertility, drugs, smoking, alcohol, money, insurance and your rights:

If you have any queries, or would like to know more about the support Teenage Cancer Trust can offer young people, please contact support4you@teenagecancertrust.org.

We would love to hear from you about any other organisation that you think might be useful to add here, please email information@teenagecancertrust.org with any suggestions or comments.

 

Cancer support service

Brain Tumour Charity
Brain Tumour Charity support scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy. 

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group funds medical research into new treatments and a cure for cancer. The group have also created numerous publications designed to educate and support those dealing with cancer.

Cruse Bereavement Care (Hope Again, previously RD4U)
Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people.  Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. 
Hope Again provides a place for young people to share their stories and listed to others' experiences after losing a loved one.

Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust
The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust provides sailing trips to help boost the confidence of young people aged 8-24 after being treated for cancer.

JTV Cancer Support
Supported by Teenage Cancer Trust,  JTV Cancer Support is a project for teenagers and young adults who have been affected by cancer.   Using all aspects of media it enables young people to explore and express their feelings and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards.

Little Princess Trust – provide real hair wigs for teenagers and young adults
Little Princess Trust works with suppliers all across the UK and Ireland to provide good quality wigs to children who have lost their hair from cancer treatments.

Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better offers international support to women and teenagers in relation to the visible side effects of cancer. Their aim is to help boost self-confidence and a sense of control often lost when faced with a cancer diagnosis.

Mummy’s Star
Mummy's Star delivers care and support to families dealing with cancer during pregnancy across the UK. This is done with a range of information for families to seek advice from, as well as a confidential forum for women to share their experiences with similar individuals.

On Target - TYA Help 
TYA Help focuses on the emotional care side of supporting teenagers and children with cancer in the South West region.

Paul's Place
Paul's Place provides grants to those suffering a long-term or terminal illness, bereavement, or an unpaid carer, to stay at a holiday retreat in Devon.

Teens Unite
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged 13-24, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Support includes fun days out such as concerts, football matches, art and beauty workshops and a respite residential care centre in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

Trekstock for helping recover fitness post-cancer treatment
Trekstock empowers young adults to thrive through and beyond the challenges of cancer.

Willow
Willow seeks to filfill young adults 16-40 with life-threatening conditions by arranging special days for them and their loved ones.

Youth Cancer Trust
The Youth Cancer Trust works around the UK, offering free adventure holidays to young people aged 14-30 either living with or having lived with cancer. These holidays allows young people to meet others in similar situations, to share their experiences and have fun with their peers.

 

Cancer information

Brain Tumour Charity
Brain Tumour Charity support scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy. 

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group funds medical research into new treatments and a cure for cancer. The group have also created numerous publications designed to educate and support those dealing with cancer.

Trekstock for helping recover fitness post-cancer treatment
Trekstock empowers young adults to thrive through and beyond the challenges of cancer.

 

Talk to somone

Brain Tumour Charity
Brain Tumour Charity support scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy. 

ChildLine
ChildLine is a 24/7 counselling services for children and young people under 19, providing free and confidential support whenever needed.

Cruse Bereavement Care (Hope Again, previously RD4U)
Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people.  Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. Hope Again provides a place for young people to share their stories and listed to others' experiences after losing a loved one.

Maggie's 
Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop-in to their centres at any time - you’re always welcome.

Mummy’s Star
Mummy's Star delivers care and support to families dealing with cancer during pregnancy across the UK. This is done with a range of information for families to seek advice from, as well as a confidential forum for women to share their experiences with similar individuals.

On Target - TYA Help 
TYA Help focuses on the emotional care side of supporting teenagers and children with cancer in the South West region.

Samaritans
If something's troubling you, then get in touch.  Samaritans provide confidential support to anyone in the UK 365 days a year, 24 hours a day whether you call, email, text, write or talk to them face-to-face

Teens Unite
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged 13-24, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Support includes fun days out such as concerts, football matches, art and beauty workshops and a respite residential care centre in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

Trekstock for helping recover fitness post-cancer treatment
Trekstock empowers young adults to thrive through and beyond the challenges of cancer.

Winston's Wish
Winston's Wish offers support and guidance to children, young people and families who have suffered the loss of a parent or sibling. They deliver a range of practical and emotional help to the bereaved, with the aim to assist them with dealing with their grief and moving forward with their lives.

 

Dealing with grief, loss and feelings

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group funds medical research into new treatments and a cure for cancer. The group have also created numerous publications designed to educate and support those dealing with cancer.

ChildLine
ChildLine is a 24/7 counselling services for children and young people under 19, providing free and confidential support whenever needed.

Cruse Bereavement Care (Hope Again, previously RD4U)
Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people.  Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. 
Hope Again provides a place for young people to share their stories and listed to others' experiences after losing a loved one.

JTV Cancer Support
Supported by Teenage Cancer Trust,  JTV Cancer Support is a project for teenagers and young adults who have been affected by cancer.   Using all aspects of media it enables young people to explore and express their feelings and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards.

Mummy’s Star
Mummy's Star delivers care and support to families dealing with cancer during pregnancy across the UK. This is done with a range of information for families to seek advice from, as well as a confidential forum for women to share their experiences with similar individuals.

On Target - TYA Help 
TYA Help focuses on the emotional care side of supporting teenagers and children with cancer in the South West region.

Samaritans
If something's troubling you, then get in touch.  Samaritans provide confidential support to anyone in the UK 365 days a year, 24 hours a day whether you call, email, text, write or talk to them face-to-face.

Winston's Wish
Winston's Wish offers support and guidance to children, young people and families who have suffered the loss of a parent or sibling. They deliver a range of practical and emotional help to the bereaved, with the aim to assist them with dealing with their grief and moving forward with their lives.

 

Information about fertility

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group funds medical research into new treatments and a cure for cancer. The group have also created numerous publications designed to educate and support those dealing with cancer.

Mummy’s Star
Mummy's Star delivers care and support to families dealing with cancer during pregnancy across the UK. This is done with a range of information for families to seek advice from, as well as a confidential forum for women to share their experiences with similar individuals.

 

Drugs, alcohol, sex and other tricky subjects

ChildLine
ChildLine is a 24/7 counselling services for children and young people under 19, providing free and confidential support whenever needed.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - Think you know
Provided by the National Crime Agency, ThinkUKnow teaches young people how to have fun on the internet whilst remaining safe at all times . With sections of the website aimed at different age groups (11-13 & 14+), ThinkUknow highlights age specific concerns and best practice when in difficult online situations. 

Drinkaware
Drinkaware aims to change the UK’s drinking habits for the better, and its free service can support you to cut down your drinking

On Target - TYA Help 
TYA Help focuses on the emotional care side of supporting teenagers and children with cancer in the South West region.

Samaritans
If something's troubling you, then get in touch.  Samaritans provide confidential support to anyone in the UK 365 days a year, 24 hours a day whether you call, email, text, write or talk to them face-to-face

Smokefree
Smokefree provides free support and advice and to help you stop smoking.

 

Life after cancer

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group funds medical research into new treatments and a cure for cancer. The group have also created numerous publications designed to educate and support those dealing with cancer.

Climbing Out
Climbing Out delivers outdoor activity programmes to young people with serious diseases and injurys, in an effort to lift their self confidence and have some fun.

Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust
The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust provides sailing trips to help boost the confidence of young people aged 8-24 after being treated for cancer.

JTV Cancer Support
Supported by Teenage Cancer Trust,  JTV Cancer Support is a project for teenagers and young adults who have been affected by cancer.   Using all aspects of media it enables young people to explore and express their feelings and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards.

Mummy’s Star
Mummy's Star delivers care and support to families dealing with cancer during pregnancy across the UK. This is done with a range of information for families to seek advice from, as well as a confidential forum for women to share their experiences with similar individuals.

Teens Unite
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged 13-24, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Support includes fun days out such as concerts, football matches, art and beauty workshops and a respite residential care centre in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

Trekstock for helping recover fitness post-cancer treatment
Trekstock empowers young adults to thrive through and beyond the challenges of cancer.

 

Support for students

Government Website
The government's own website provides clearly written information on subjects like benefits , employment, money and tax.

 

Financial information or assistance

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice - online, by phone and in person - to everyone on their rights and responsibilities including healthcare and benefits.

Government Website
The government's own website provides clearly written information on subjects like benefits , employment, money and tax.

Mummy’s Star
Mummy's Star delivers care and support to families dealing with cancer during pregnancy across the UK. This is done with a range of information for families to seek advice from, as well as a confidential forum for women to share their experiences with similar individuals.

Our Aim Appeals
Our Aim raises funds to provide financial assistance to families and individuals facing serious and costly illnesses. They can help with travelling expenses, paying for specialist equipment, and even offering well needed holiday breaks.

 

Legal stuff

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group funds medical research into new treatments and a cure for cancer. The group have also created numerous publications designed to educate and support those dealing with cancer.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice - online, by phone and in person - to everyone on their rights and responsibilities including healthcare and benefits.

Government Website
The government's own website provides clearly written information on subjects like benefits , employment, money and tax.

 

Regional and remote patient services

On Target - TYA Help 
TYA Help focuses on the emotional care side of supporting teenagers and children with cancer in the South West region.

 

Palliative care and end-of-life support

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group funds medical research into new treatments and a cure for cancer. The group have also created numerous publications designed to educate and support those dealing with cancer.

 

Offers respite services/special days or gifts

Climbing Out
Climbing Out delivers outdoor activity programmes to young people with serious diseases and injurys, in an effort to lift their self confidence and have some fun.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer
Cyclists Fighting Cancer enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support.

Dreams come True
Dreams Come True fulfil the dreams of young people aged 2-21 with life-threatening illnesses.

Hair4U
The Hair 4 U project run by Teenage Cancer Trust ensures that every young person with cancer has the opportunity to choose a real hair wig. The wig is free for all young people aged 13-24 and some of the UK’s top salons and leading hairdressers make sure that the wig feels real, looks fabulous and can be styled just how you want.

Harley Staples
The Harley Staples Cancer Trust offers families with a young person up the age of 24 dealing with cancer, a holiday in Norfolk to take a much needed break. They also offer the very special gift of fingerprint jewellry to parents and the immediate family of children who have received a terminal diagnosis.

Our Aim Appeals
Our Aim raises funds to provide financial assistance to families and individuals facing serious and costly illnesses. They can help with travelling expenses, paying for specialist equipment, and even offering well needed holiday breaks.

Paul's Place
Paul's Place provides grants to those suffering a long-term or terminal illness, bereavement, or an unpaid carer, to stay at a holiday retreat in Devon.

Rays of Sunshine
Rays of Sunshine grants wishes to young people aged 3-18 with serious illnesses. They have granted wishes ranging from meeting Simon Cowell to bringing two penguins to a hospice.

Super Shoes
Super Shoes gift personalised shoes to young people under the age of 18, living with cancer. These shoes are designed with the individuality of the child in mind, reminding them of who they are beyond their diagnosis.

Teens Unite
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged 13-24, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Support includes fun days out such as concerts, football matches, art and beauty workshops and a respite residential care centre in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

Willow
Willow seeks to filfill young adults 16-40 with life-threatening conditions by arranging special days for them and their loved ones.

Youth Cancer Trust
The Youth Cancer Trust works around the UK, offering free adventure holidays to young people aged 14-30 either living with or having lived with cancer. These holidays allows young people to meet others in similar situations, to share their experiences and have fun with their peers.

 

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