Help and Support for Patients and Carers

We recognise the importance of well-being when you have been given a cancer diagnosis. It can not only be overwhelming, it can also be difficult to discuss with friends and family.

The help and support you may benefit from includes:

  • realising that you are not alone,
  • dealing with side effects and keeping physically as well as you can,
  • understanding the treatment and prognosis,
  • learning how others cope,
  • helping others to deal with their situation,
  • financial impact, your entitlements,
  • finding support in the community, groups that are close to you,
  • speaking with those you know will understand

There is a variety of Support Groups which you can access. You can find many of these through the internet , for example:

Patient Support Groups

At Essex Cancer Research, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and having a supportive community to lean on can make a world of difference. That’s why we’re proud to facilitate Patient Support Groups, where individuals affected by cancer can find comfort, understanding, and solidarity.

These support groups provide a safe and welcoming space for patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones to share their experiences, exchange information, and offer each other emotional support. Whether you’re looking for practical advice, emotional reassurance, or simply a listening ear, our Patient Support Groups are here for you.

To find a Patient Cancer Support Group near you, please explore the following links:

These organisations offer a range of support services, including online forums, local support groups, counselling services, and helplines. Whether you’re seeking advice on treatment options, coping strategies, or simply want to connect with others who understand what you’re going through, you’ll find a wealth of support available through these Patient Cancer Support Groups.

Remember, you’re not alone on your cancer journey. Reach out, connect with others, and let’s navigate this path together.