Support for people facing cancer or bereavement

Demand for our cancer support services is higher than ever. Our therapy co-ordinators are the first point of contact for people distressed by a new cancer diagnosis or the loss of a loved one. From the first phone call, they support and guide new clients towards the therapy they need.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120048)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


The people who ask for our help may have received a new cancer diagnosis, be receiving medical treatment, or be a relative or friend of someone who is ill. Our counsellors can also help those who have lost a loved one to cope with feelings of loss, hopelessness, and depression. Around 40 000 fewer people than normal started cancer treatment in the UK during the pandemic last year – and we expect this backlog will lead to more people than ever needing our cancer support.


From the first phone call with our therapy team, we help to guide people facing cancer or loss to the support that suits them best. We offer professional help, emotional support and collective strength to help our clients face difficult times. Our services include counselling, massage, hypnotherapy, nutritional therapy, and group activities, and specialist support for children aged as young as 3. Our services are free of charge to anyone in the North Lancashire and South Cumbria area.

  • I felt so isolated and frightened to death. I knew I needed some extra help and it was so good to be able to talk to someone at CancerCare at what was a really difficult time.

    — Anna

  • “I received a testicular cancer diagnosis in the COVID lockdown. I was imagining the worst, but my therapist helped me to think things through and together we could work out practical ways to alleviate the worries I had.”

    — James