Additional support for your patients

Like you, our aim is to support people from the point of diagnosis, throughout their treatment and  increasingly, on the way back to health. On this page you can see some of the free services we offer for people affected by cancer, their friends, family and carers. Sign up to receive a regular e-newsletter for professionals (Mac Update).

Support for your patients

Emotional and practical support >

Whether people have questions about treatment, work, relationships, or just want someone to listen, our confidential support line can help 0808 808 00 00.

Expert information >

Resources written in collaboration with professionals and people affected by cancer, on over 500 topics, to help people regain control of their lives.

Financial guidance and support >

Money worries can build up when someone becomes ill. Our experts can help people claim benefits, access grants for increased household or travel costs, and can provide information about other financial products, such as mortgages or pensions.

Information and support centres >

Our local centres aim to provide a listening ear and information on everything from support groups to booklets and other information free of charge. Some also offer counselling, complementary therapy or support to deal with issues such as hair loss. No appointment is needed, and everyone is welcome.

Online Community >

A network of people affected by cancer which anyone can join to get support from others. It’s anonymous, free, and available 24/7.

Support for carers >

Help for those looking after someone with cancer, including their rights at work, financial support, and help with the emotional and physical aspects of caring.

Support for you and your colleagues

We have a range of tools and resources specifically developed to support you and your colleagues in providing cancer care. From early diagnosis to e-learning and research, any health or social care professional in the UK can access the following: