Cancer Counselling Trust


Clare Crombie, (Download - 88 Kb) - a psychotherapist, looks at the emotional impact of cancer, for most people uncharted territory in terms their own reactions.

Julia Stuart, (Download - 65 Kb) - a journalist, wrote an article for The Independent which describes three people affected by cancer and their experiences with The Cancer Counselling Trust.

Kate Carr a journalist, writes about her experiences as a cancer patient on the receiving end of well meant but often unhelpful comments and reactions.

The Perils and Pitfalls of Positive Thinking (Download - 2411 Kb) - Article by Dr Peter Harvey

Useful Links

BCPals / Breast Cancer Forums (Link) - Supporting women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer (Link) - Charity dedicated to raising awareness of bowel cancer and supporting patients with the disease via the helpline, booklets and website. Telephone: 08450 419 301

Breast Cancer Care (Link) - Information and support to those affected by breast cancer Helpline: 0808 800 6000

Breast Cancer Haven (Link) - Breast Cancer Haven aims to support the physical and emotional needs of anyone affected by breast cancer. The free Haven Programme offers up to date information, counselling, education and complementary therapies. 020 7384 0099

Cancer Black Care (Link) - London based centre for information, advice and support and counselling for those affected by cancer. Telephone: 020 8961 4151

Cancer Options (Link) - Information and advice for patients wishing to follow a holistic approach and make confident, informed decisions about their cancer care.

Cancer Self Care (Link) - Self-help resource, which includes books, CDs, tapes, diet, nutrition, exercise, complementary therapies and a discussion board.

CANCERactive (Link) - Independent charity providing information on orthodox, complementary and alternative therapy developments through their magazine icon

The Healing Journey (Link) - Innovative programme of effective tools and strategies to help cancer patients deal with their experience. Currently available at Paul's Cancer Centre, South London.

Leukaemia CARE (Link) - Promotes welfare of people with leukaemia and allied blood disorders. Based in Worcester. Freephone 08088 010 444 (Link) - aims to help improve communication about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and its treatment.

Macmillan Cancer Support (Link) - National charity supporting cancer patients and their families. Helpline: 0808 808 0000

Marie Curie Cancer Care (Link) - National charity providing care for patients in the community and in hospices. Telephone: 0800 716 146

Mesothelioma UK (Link) - Information and resources on mesothelioma. Telephone: 0800 169 2409

Ovacome (Link) - Ovarian cancer support group. Telephone: 0845 371 0554

Penny Brohn Cancer Care (Link) - (formerly known as the Bristol Cancer Help Centre) A holistic centre offering complementary cancer care and advice to work alongside orthodox medical treatment. Helpline: 0845 123 2310

Positive Action on Cancer (PAC) (Link) - PAC provides free professional telephone and face-to-face counselling service for anyone over the age of 14 years who is directly or indirectly affected by any form of cancer. Telephone: 01373 455 255

The Oesophageal Patients' Association (Link) - Support organisation for people affected by oesophageal cancer. Telephone: 0121 704 9860

Prostate Cancer UK (Link) - Information and support for people affected by prostate cancer. Helpline: 0800 074 8383

Tennage Cancer Trust (Link) - Charity dedicated to supporting teenagers and young adults by funding and maintaining specialist teenage cancer units in hospitals across the UK, as well as providing a useful interactive website for information and peer support.

Winston's Wish (Link) Leading childhood bereavement charity offering support and guidance to children, parents and families facing terminal disease and its aftermath. Telephone: 0845 203 0405

Yes to Life (Link) - Yes to Life offers support and information on all aspects of complementary and alternative cancer therapies in addition to workshops and one to one support. Tel: 0870 163 2990

Youth Cancer Trust (Link) - The Youth Cancer Trust is a unique charity based in sunny Bournemouth. It provides free, fun activity based holidays for young people (aged 14 to 25) suffering with cancer or any malignant disease from anywhere in the UK or who are patients of any UK hospital. Telephone: 01202 763 591

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