Support for Cervical Cancer

Support for Cervical Cancer

read our advice on support for cervical cancerThere is specific support for cervical cancer, in the UK. Here you will find  the more well-known. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please feel free to ask our friendly team for some help in getting you to the right place for support.

This page is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Support for Cervical Cancer.

  2. Other Cancer support agencies/where to find local support.

  3. Support if you have suffered bereavement.

  4. Where to go for financial advice and support

 

1. SUPPORT FOR CERVICAL CANCER

  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

The only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

For information, emotional and practical support to women, their families and friends affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. They campaign for improvement in standards of support and care and raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection to the public, health professionals and key decision makers.

When you’ve got questions and want reliable information, sometimes you just need to be able to talk to someone about what you’re going through. The freephone Helpline is manned by volunteers who have had personal experience of cervical cancer or cervical abnormalities and have had training in telephone helpline skills. The Helpline offers support for cervical cancer, they can just listen as well as providing you with and information.

Helpline: 0808 802 8000 (Freephone)

The Helpline hours are variable but the website provides up-to-date information, on the link below, for opening hours each week:

www.jostrust.org.uk/support/helpline

  • The Eve Appeal

The Eve Appeal is a registered charity, formed in 2002.  Since then, the charity has worked hard to raise money to fund a world-class research programme at the Department of Women’s Cancer based at University College London (UCL). The research benefits women in the UK and worldwide.

A Helpline has been launched led by a dedicated gynaecological specialist nurse Tracie Miles, will offer information and support on all five gynaecological cancers, it will help women to ask and discuss questions about signs and symptoms, risk factors and related issues such as genetic testing.

To contact their gynaecological cancer information service call:
0808 802 0019 – (free from landlines and mobile phones)

Or get in touch via email nurse@eveappeal.org.uk

 

  1. OTHER CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

  •  Find Your Local Support for Breast Cancer Information and Services.

Use the link below and enter your postcode:

www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Cancer%20information%20and%20support/LocationSearch/320

  • MacMillan

Can answer questions about cancer and to find local groups providing support for breast cancer:

www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/coping/talking-about-cancer/find-groups-and-talks-near-you/find-groups-near-you.html

  • Shine

Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis:

www.shinecancersupport.org/?gclid=CLeJjaKyi80CFUEaGwoddSALuA

 

  1. FOR BEREAVEMENT AFTER CANCER:

  •  Compassionate Friends

Helpline number 08451 232 304

Website: http://www.tcf.org.uk/

National organisation offering friendship and support to grieving parents and families who have lost a child of any age through illness, accident, murder or suicide.  Support in the form of befriending rather than counselling is offered by bereaved parents and/or siblings.  They offer a postal library, newsletter, personal contacts, support groups and a range of specific leaflets.

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

Telephone number 0208 939 9530.

Website: http://www.cruse.org.uk/

National bereavement organisation offers comprehensive service of counselling by trained and selected people, advice on practical matters and opportunities for social contact.  Monthly magazine and other literature.  Many branches offer social contact and practical advice.  Also training for those who work with the bereaved.

  • British Association for Counselling

Telephone number 0870 443 5252.

Website:/ www.bacp.co.uk

Dedicated to the promotion of counselling and maintenance of standards and training and practice, providing information on training and lists of local counsellors on receipt of a S.A.E.

  • The Samaritans

HELPLINE:

They are there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call them

OR EMAIL: jo@samaritans.org

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

 

  1. FOR FINANCIAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT:

  •  The Money Advice Service

For advice on benefits entitlement and financial matters, we recommend you seek further information via your local authority website for local support services or at The Money Advice Service:

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/where-to-get-help-and-advice-about-benefits

  • Macmillan benefits advisers for people affected by cancer

A Macmillan benefits adviser can help you work out what financial help you can get. They offer specialist advice to help ease money worries, including information on benefits, tax credits, grants and loans. They can provide advice by telephone, face-to-face and home visits. This service is for anyone affected by cancer.

Find a Macmillan benefits adviser near you

  • Age UK benefits advice for older people

Age UK is for those over State Pension age and living in the area covered by the local branch. Some local branches of Age UK offer a free, confidential benefits advice service. Practical assistance to make sure you’re getting all the benefits to which you are entitled. They can provide advice by telephone, face-to-face and home visits and help with completing forms.

Telephone the Age UK Helpline: 0800 169 6565 (8am-7pm, 365 days a year)

Website:  Age UK website

  • Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline

Gingerbread provides advice and practical support for single parents, including advice on benefits and tax credits.

You can call free on 0808 802 0925 (Monday: 10am to 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm)

  • Debt advice

If you’re worried about keeping up with debt repayments there is lots of free, confidential help and advice available. Find out more by following the link below:

Where to go to get free debt advice

  • Housing advice

If you have rent or mortgage arrears or you’re worried about losing your home, Shelter offers confidential advice on a range of housing issues.

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