Support for you

At Cancer Fund for Children, we provide direct support to young adults who have a sibling or a parent/guardian with cancer. As a young adult impacted by cancer, you may be supporting those around you that are living with cancer and/or other younger family members. Regardless of age, we know only too well that cancer can have a big impact and if we do not deal with this it can continue to cause pain.

Through our experience of working with young adults, we feel that we have a good understanding of many of these issues, but we acknowledge that every young adult is different and will need supported in the way that suits them. Outside of family and friends, young adults often need someone that they can speak openly with and get support from.

Our team in the community offer support to help you better understand how cancer is impacting you and help you cope better. We work with young adults in a relaxed way and meet you where and when it suits you.

We do this in the following ways:

Individual support

Our support is open to young adults aged 18-24. It takes place where and when you want it to. It is relaxed, enjoyable and focused on you. Individual support helps young adults to better identify and express their emotions, to be less anxious and to develop the confidence and practical skills needed to cope with cancer in their family. This support may be a one off discussion/support session or a programme of support.

I was listened to and encouraged. This experience has taught me that it’s better to talk to someone rather than have the thoughts and feelings STUCK in my head.