Cancer Support - Online & Phone Support
You can contact your local Macmillan information and support service on
0161 922 5644 and by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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:
Cancer Research UK: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-chat
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: https://twitter.com/macmillan
Macmillan in the North West Facebook:
The Christie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChristieNHS
The Christie Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheChristieNHS
Cancer Research UK Facebook:
Cancer Research UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/CR_UK
Marie Curie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarieCurieUK
Marie Curie Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariecurieuk
Stand Up To Cancer UK Facebook:
Stand Up To Cancer UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/SU2C
Bowel Cancer UK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bowelcanceruk
Bowel Cancer UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/bowelcanceruk
Breast Cancer Now Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breastcancernow
Breast Cancer Now Twitter: https://twitter.com/BreastCancerNow
Prostate Cancer UK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prostatecanceruk
Prostate Cancer UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProstateUK
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fdn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roycastlelungcancer
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fdn Twitter: https://twitter.com/roy_castle_lung?lang=en
Blood Cancer UK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloodcanceruk.charity
Blood Cancer UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloodcancer_uk
The Brain Tumour Charity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebraintumourcharity
The Brain Tumour Charity Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainTumourOrg
Sarcoma UK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uk.sarcoma/
Sarcoma UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarcoma_uk
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ENDOMETRIALCANCERSALFORDAWARNESS
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: https://coventryhls.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIXGI1ADihkwTAN
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: https://www.macmillanrestore.org.uk/
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: https://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/support-advice/virtual-workshops/
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: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/
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: https://www.facebook.com/5kYourWayMoveAgainstCancer
Look Good Feel Better
Videos include instructional workshops on skin care and makeup application, hair care for men, patient testimonials and events. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/LookGoodFeelBetter
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/MacmillanCancer
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/cancerresearchuk
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/standuptocancerUK/videos
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 https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/
We hope you find these resources useful
The Vinehealth app is designed to support people going through cancer who want to be In control of their care.
We help you understand your daily well-being and better manage your progress through cancer care using thoughtful technology to make things a little less complicated. Log your medications, symptoms, side-effects and how well you’re coping with your treatments.
Careology is an app that supports people with cancer to monitor and manage their health. Many people find managing their cancer treatment complicated and confusing. So the aim of the app is to help people feel more in control of their care while they are having their treatment.
The personal information used in the app can also be shared with a person’s family, friends or medical team if they choose to do so
Breast Cancer Now's Becca app provides specialist support to help you live with, through and beyond breast
Easy-to-use flashcards give information, support and inspiration to anyone struggling to find their "new normal" following diagnosis.
The Untire app is a step-by-step programme to help reduce cancer related fatigue and address the things that may be causing it.
The app uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques and physical exercise to help people manage fatigue. It is self-guided, so you can decide in which order and at what pace you want to do the programme.
Untire has been developed by Tired of Cancer, a Dutch social enterprise. The service is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.
My Cancer Coach App My Cancer Coach provides information about personalised breast, prostate, and colon cancer treatment options to help manage your cancer care.
Download on the App Store and Google Play
My Possible Self
My Possible Self is an app that teaches people coping techniques to help reduce anxiety, stress and low mood. The aim is to make people feel happier and more able to deal with the challenges they face.
My Possible Self features information to help people learn how to improve their thoughts, feelings and behaviour using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. It has been designed to reduce stress, anxious feelings and low mood within eight weeks. It is not a cancer-specific service, but people living with cancer may benefit from using it. This app is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.
Click the link here to find out more
Be Mindful is an online course that uses mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching, along with cognitive therapy to help people explore and change unhelpful patterns of behavior. The course teaches people more effective ways of dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. The aim is to break the pattern of negative thoughts and the feelings these produce. Doing this helps to maintain and improve people's well-being and quality of life. It is not a cancer specific service, but may benefit a person living with cancer. Be Mindful is provided by Wellmind Health. It is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library
The Stress and Anxiety Companion app is for people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress. The app is not a cancer-specific service, but may benefit a person living with cancer. The app can reduce the impact of everyday stress and anxiety by helping people change the way they think and feel about things. The app uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, breathing exercises, relaxing music and games to help people identify things causing them to feel anxious or stressed so they can replace negative thoughts with positive ones. The Stress and Anxiety Companion app has been developed by Companion Apps Limited. The service is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.
The Velindre Mindfulness App
Created by the Psychology and Occupational Therapy teams at Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales, this guided mindfulness and relaxation app is aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing and can be used before, during or after treatment. Price: Free Download on the App Store and Google Play