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Support for Children, Teenagers and Young People

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 Harm

Calm Harm is recommended for those who are 13 years old or older, and provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm

 To find out more, visit their website.

 

Clear Fear

Clear Fear is for those between 11-19, and provides ways for children and young people to manage symptoms of anxiety using the Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) framework

To find out more, visit their website.

 

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is a charity that helps children and young people with cancer.

They provide information for children and young people on coping with cancer and information for parents on grief and bereavement. If you are under 25, you can contact their Social Care team by telephone, email or web chat. There are also Facebook support groups for 16-25 year olds, parents and carers, dads, and a parents’ and carers’ bereavement group which you can join.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Fruit Fly Collective

Fruit Fly Collective is an organisation which creates and signposts to information resources to help children cope when a parent has cancer or to help families talk and learn about cancer. They also have support guides for parents living with cancer.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Teenage Cancer Trust

The Teenage Cancer Trust provide specialist nursing care and support for young people aged 13 to 24.

They provide information for patients and loved ones.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

Support for Adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s

 

Shine Cancer Support

Shine Cancer Support supports adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis.

They provide information resources and run talks, groups, programmes and workshops for patients and their loved ones. You can also join one of their Facebook support groups.

To find out more, visit their website.