Useful links


General cancer support

Bullying UK

Provides information and advice to anyone worried about bullying:

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research. The website has a wealth of information about cancer, research, how to donate and more ways to support them:

Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland is a registered Scottish charity offering free counselling and complementary therapy to anyone affected by cancer, including family members and carers. Their main centre is situated in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital:

CLIC Sargent

They provide a full range of publications and services to support the whole family, including financial support, holidays and activities. Some of their information is available in Punjabi, Bengali and Gujarati:

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides information about cancer and its treatments and also offers support and guidance:

Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries

Macmillan provides information, support and practical help, or just someone to talk to. At their Macmillan Information and Support Services, you can talk through issues and concerns with their staff and trained volunteers:

Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres

Maggie's Centres are there for anyone affected by cancer, including friends, relatives and carers at any stage. There are eight centres across Scotland. The Glasgow centre is based in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital.

Qualified expert team includes Benefits Advisors, Cancer Support Specialists and Psychologists provide psychological, emotional and practical support whenever it's required. Maggie's is a place to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea, in an oasis of calm. They provide expert guidance and information on benefits, nutrition, cancer treatment and coping with the impact of cancer treatment. They also run a wide range of courses, workshops and support groups.

No referral is necessary, just come in:


Siblinks Provides social, practical and emotional support to brothers, sisters and children of people with cancer:

Bowel cancer support

Beating Bowel Cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer is a leading UK charity for bowel cancer patients, working to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer UK

We're the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. We support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.

Brain tumour support

Brain Tumour Buddies

BT Buddies is a non-medical resource launched to help increase knowledge and support for people affected by a High-grade Brain Tumour:

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is a support charity for anyone affected by breast cancer.  They provide information and offer emotional and practical support to bring people together:

Oesophageal cancer support

Ochre Charity

Ochre has been formed to promote awareness of oesophageal cancer amongst the public, professionals, politicians and patients:

Leukaemia support

Leukaemia Care

Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives have been affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and allied blood disorders. Their work extends to the welfare of patients, their families and carers:

Lung cancer support

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Patient Network provides an information and support network for the 40,000 people throughout the UK who are diagnosed with lung cancer each year:

Lymphoma support

The Lymphoma Association

The Lymphoma Association provides information and support to anyone affected by lymphoma.

Prostate cancer support

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. They support men by providing vital information and services. They fund research into causes and treatments, and lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care:

Prostate Scotland

There is a network of established support groups, in Scotland, which are free and open to men living with prostate cancer, their partners, families, friends or carers. The groups meet regularly and offer the opportunity for informal chat and discussion, guest speakers and free literature:

Support for children, teens and young adults

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group

The CCLG is an association of healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of children and younger teenagers with cancer and underpins all the activity in paediatric oncology in the British Isles.

Provision of information for patients and families is a core activity:

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Takes young people (up to age 18) recovering from cancer, on sailing trips or residential sailing courses:


10 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour every week in the UK, that's more than one a day. HeadSmart is raising national awareness of the common signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and teenagers by equipping parents, the public and healthcare professionals with the information they need:

Jimmy Teens TV

Films made by young people, giving their views on living and coping with cancer:


A charity which runs activity courses for anyone over 18 who have been treated for cancer. The courses include a programme of outdoor challenges with physical, creative or artistic activities:

Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure young people don't face cancer alone. They do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect their body, mind and life. 

They work in partnership with the NHS and bring young people together so they can support each other. The support starts from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over:

The Willow Foundation

A national charity offers ‘special days’ for young adults (16-40) with serious illness. They organise and fund the day of their choice, including transport, tickets and accommodation if necessary:

Young Minds

A national organisation which provides information to young people about mental health and wellbeing:



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