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Organisations that are here for you

You may feel you need extra support alongside the support you get from your specialist sarcoma team and GP.  Make sure you ask your GP to refer you to any available mental health and wellbeing services. You may also find the support and services offered by the organisations below helpful:

Calm

Calm offers a wide range of mindfulness and meditation exercises to promote relaxation and aid sleep.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK are the world’s leading independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information.

They provide information on coping with cancer, both for patients and loved ones. You can also contact their Helpline by telephone or email or join their online forum.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Happiful

Happiful is a family of wellness directories that provide access to qualified professionals who are dedicated to offering support with wellbeing and mental health. 

They provide a wide of information online, and in their magazine and podcast. All of their resources can be found together in the Happiful App, which also signposts to free community resources and peer support groups.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Headspace

Headspace offer a wide range of meditation and mindfulness exercises to reduce anxiety and stress and to aid sleep.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support offer a range of emotional support services for those with cancer and their loved ones.

You can contact their Support Line, email them or use their web chat service.  There is also an online community and Information and Support Centres you can attend, many of which run support groups. You can also access one-one-one counselling and wellbeing support with a qualified counsellor, and remote wellbeing coaching.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Maggie’s

Maggie’s provide information and support to anyone with cancer and their loved ones, at their centres and online.

As well as information on psychological wellbeing, you can access professional support from cancer specialists and psychologists. You can also attend support groups and a wide range of courses and workshops at different stages of your cancer journey. They also offer a dedicated course for family and friends.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

MIND

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

They provide a wide range of information, including specific information for young people aged 11-18. You can contact their Info Helpline, use their web chat service and join their online community.

To find out more, visit their website

 

MyLife Meditation

MyLife offers a wide range of mindfulness activities for children and adults and recommends activities that are right for you based on your daily check in about how you feel.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Penny Brohn

Penny Brohn UK provides free, integrative care to everyone living with cancer, before, during and after treatment.

They provide a wide range of self-care information and resources. You can attend online group sessions or weekly remote one-to-one consultations, and access counselling appointments and wellbeing support. You can also contact their Helpline by telephone or email, join their online community, and sign up for a free subscription to the meditation and mindfulness app, Headspace.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Samaritans

The Samaritans offers confidential listening and support for anyone struggling to cope and who need someone to listen without judgment or pressure.

Their service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can contact by phone, email, or post. You can also download their self-help app.

To find out more, visit their website.