Social Support

At Essex Cancer Research, we recognise the importance of social connections and community support in navigating the challenges of cancer. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing access to resources and support services that address the social needs of individuals affected by cancer.

From fostering connections with others who understand your journey to providing practical assistance with daily tasks, our Social Support initiatives aim to create a supportive network for patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones.

Remember, building social connections and seeking support from others can help alleviate feelings of isolation and provide a sense of belonging during your cancer journey. Reach out, connect with others, and let’s navigate this path together.

To access social support services and resources, please explore the following links:

  • Macmillan Cancer Support – Support Groups and Community

  • Cancer Research UK – Cancer Chat

  • Maggie’s Centres – Drop-in Centres and Community Events

  • NHS – Support for Carers

  • The Christie – Peer Support Groups and Social Events

These organisations offer a range of social support services, including support groups, online communities, peer mentoring, and social events designed to foster connections and provide practical assistance to those affected by cancer. Whether you’re seeking friendship, information, or practical support, you’ll find valuable resources through these Social Support initiatives.

Social Support

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.