Cancer Support - Local, National, Online & Phone Support

Macmillan Cancer Support local & national Support

You can contact your local Macmillan information and support service on

0161 922 5644 and by email

We are here to provide practical & emotional support to anyone affected by cancer. If you have any questions, if you’re unsure our service can help or, if you would like to discuss the service we offer we would welcome your contact

if you live outside of Tameside & Glossop you can find your nearest Macmillan information and support service by visiting Macmillan cancer support website to find help in your local area

Macmillan Cancer Support National Helpline

Macmillan Cancer Supports National helpline is available please call

0808 808 00 00 (open seven days a week 8am to 8pm).

The Macmillan Support Line can help with clinical, practical and financial


The Macmillan Support Line, staffed by trained experts, offers people with

cancer and their loved ones practical, clinical, financial and emotional support.

Cancer information and support

This team answers each call, provides emotional and practical support, or can just listen if you need to talk. They will help find the best support for you

Other ways to get in touch chat online or by email more information on

Deaf or hard of hearing Are you deaf or hard of hearing? To make a text relay call, dial 18001 followed by 0808 808 00 00, or download the Relay UK app (Google Play/App Store).

Translation service

If you prefer to speak to us in another language, interpreters are available. Just state, in English, the language you want to use when you call.

Most major charities have forums where patients, carers and those affected by cancer come together to offer support, advice and the chance to talk with clinical nurse specialists. We have listed some of the main ones below

Macmillan cancer support`s online community

If you or a loved one is dealing with cancer, Macmillan cancer Support`s Online Community is a place you can talk to others who understand what you are going through.

Many of our Community members say hearing from others who are going through similar experiences helps them feel less alone. This site is a safe space for you to be open about fears and emotions that might be difficult to discuss with family and friends.

Whatever you need to talk about there are others available to listen and support you. Find out more at

Online Networks and Forums Macmillan Cancer Support:

Macmillan online community

Cancer Research UK:


Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

UK Cancer Charities on Social Media

If you want to find out about a specific cancer, refine your search on one of the above websites or use a search engine to search for the charity that supports your type of cancer, for example Prostate Cancer UK or breast cancer now

Follow the major cancer charities on their social media platforms to stay up to date with their latest news, support and advice:

Macmillan Cancer Support Facebook:

Macmillan Cancer Support Twitter:

Macmillan in the North West Facebook:

The Christie Facebook:

The Christie Twitter:

Cancer Research UK Facebook:

Cancer Research UK Twitter:

Marie Curie Facebook:

Marie Curie Twitter:

Stand Up To Cancer UK Facebook:

Stand Up To Cancer UK Twitter:

Bowel Cancer UK Facebook:

Bowel Cancer UK Twitter:

Breast Cancer Now Facebook:

Breast Cancer Now Twitter:

Prostate Cancer UK Facebook:

Prostate Cancer UK Twitter:

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fdn Facebook:

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fdn Twitter:

Blood Cancer UK Facebook:

Blood Cancer UK Twitter:

The Brain Tumour Charity Facebook:

The Brain Tumour Charity Twitter:

Sarcoma UK Facebook:

Sarcoma UK Twitter:

Charity support lines for people living with cancer

Blood Cancer UK | 0808 2080 888 •

The Brain Tumour Charity | 0808 800 0004 •

Brains Trust | 01983 292 405 •

Breast Cancer Now | 0808 800 6000 •

Cancer Research UK | 0808 800 4040 •

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust | 0808 802 8000 •

Leukaemia Care | 08088 010 444 •

Lymphoma Action | 0808 808 5555 •

Macmillan | 0808 808 0000 •

Maggie’s | 0300 123 1801 •

Myeloma UK | 0800 980 3332 •

Ovarian Cancer Action | 020 7380 1730 •

Pancreatic Cancer UK | 0808 801 0707 •

Prostate Cancer UK | 0800 074 8383 •

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation | 0333 323 7200 •

Sarcoma UK | 0808 801 0401 •

Target Ovarian Cancer | 020 7923 5475

North West Support Groups on Social Media

The Gynae Girls (Salford & Greater Manchester Gynaecological Cancer Support Group) The aim of this group is to support people affected by all gynaecological cancers. They have regular monthly meetings at Salford Royal and support each other online via Facebook. Visit:


45 or under? Breast cancer diagnosis ? You are not alone.

Join our community on Facebook. We have a network of invite only, secret groups where you can chat confidentially and informally to others with a breast cancer diagnosis across the UK and Ireland. Find us on Facebook and message our page to join our groups.

Cheshire Cup Cakes (Facebook) A group for women who have had, or are going through any type of cancer. Their aim is to support each other on-line but also to meet occasionally for coffee, beauty sessions and to be together in a safe, happy environment.


Online Courses and Virtual Workshops

Macmillan iHope Programme

Macmillan would like to give you the chance to enhance your resilience, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope through their online self-management programme called iHope. Price: Free For more information and how to register visit:

Macmillan RESTORE

RESTORE aims to support people living with cancer related fatigue. It provides information about things you can do to help you cope with fatigue. It can also give you more confidence to manage your fatigue. Visit:

Look Good Feel Better®

Look Good Feel Better® is a free nationwide program helping women and men with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Led by trained beauty professionals, these online workshops are for between 8-10 people; covering a range of techniques for applying make up when affected by cancer. Price: Free For full details and how to book on visit:


NHS One You – Home Workout Videos To stay fit and healthy, you're recommended to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day. Plus, you should aim to do strengthening and balance exercises at least 2 days a week. The NHS One You home workouts are an easy way to help you reach your exercise goals. Visit:

5K Your Way

Move Against Cancer A community-based initiative encouraging those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to help fight cancer through fitness. The 5KYW team post regular exercise videos and Q&A sessions on their Facebook page. Visit:

Look Good Feel Better

Videos include instructional workshops on skin care and makeup application, hair care for men, patient testimonials and events. Visit:

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan have hundreds of videos on all aspects of cancer, including tutorials and advice for hair loss during cancer treatment, advice on how to talk about cancer, personal stories, cancer information and events. Visit:

Select the “PLAYLISTS” tab at the top of the Macmillan’s YouTube page (below the logo) to cycle through their range of videos.

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK’s choice of videos is diverse, with a focus on cancer information and treatments, research and strategy. Visit:

Stand Up To Cancer UK The SU2C UK YouTube channel features powerful patient stories, scientific information, celebrity interviews, with a focus on young people and modern technology. Visit:

We are highlighting these services as we think they may be useful to people living with cancer especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Please note the app developer is solely responsible for their app's

advertisement, compliance and fitness for purpose. Unless stated

otherwise, apps are not supplied by the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Support or Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and these organizations are not liable for their use.

The NHS, Macmillan cancer Support and Tameside and Glossop

integrated care NHS foundation trust unless stated otherwise do not have a relationship with the organizations featured on this page and have not created or designed any of the services, and unless otherwise

stated do not manage or provide any of the services offered.

The organizations listed on this page are solely responsible for the

services they offer.

All the apps should all be available on the App Store and Google Play

Macmillan Cancer Support Has a list of services you may find helpful.

Find NHS approved apps and online tools to help you manage your health and wellbeing

more information at

We hope you find these resources useful