List of Useful Websites & Support Contacts
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MelaNoMore Melanoma Website List ~~~ Press ONCE to expand text. ~~~ Press AGAIN for Website
Please see below a list of the key websites providing essential support for all melanoma cancers.
This website has been created to help anyone affected by Melanoma who is or has been treated at the following NHS Trusts: Royal Surrey County Hospital, Ashford & St Peters, East Surrey and Frimley Park Hospital.
We are a Social and Support Group who can help put you in touch with other people who have have been through or are going through what you are facing now. We can also point you in the direction of help or advice. We have all been there in different ways and talking oftens helps. You are not alone.
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What we do
We give people with cancer everything we’ve got. We offer emotional, physical and financial support from the moment you’re diagnosed.
Who we are
We are millions of people affected by cancer, supporters, professionals, volunteers, and campaigners. We all have one thing in common – our care and support for people living with cancer.
Working with us
Step inside Macmillan and you’ll find talented people working together to improve lives. Discover what it’s like to work here and how our corporate partners help us every day
Cancer information and support covering Money, Finance, Insurance, Benefits, Pensions, Self-employment.
Macmillan Telephone Buddies
If you need to talk, we’re here to listen. With a weekly call from one of our trained Telephone Buddies, you don’t have to face cancer alone.
Getting help with your emotions.
If your emotions start to affect how you cope with daily life, there is help and support available.
Click again go to melanomafocus.org
Melanoma Focus is a national charity dedicated to providing a comprehensive and authoritative source of information for public and professionals alike, as well as supporting education and promoting research about melanoma.
Their Melanoma Patient Decision Aid reflects the latest advances in melanoma medicine such as staging, surgical procedures, adjuvant therapy and updates on treatments. – Neil Harrison 30Apr21
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Research & Sun Awareness
British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is a charity whose charitable objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of Dermatology. It works with the Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK, advising on best practice and the provision of Dermatology services across all service settings. It is funded by the activities of its Members. Established in 1920, it is a registered charity with an incorporated body of trustees, the Executive Committee, who are all dermatologists elected by the membership. The Officers, supported by the professional staff carry out the day to day business from Willan House, the headquarters building in central London. The BAD has clear objectives which are set out in the Constitution and are taken forward by the business units and sub-committees. – Neil Harrison 30Apr21
At Skcin our primary objectives are to raise awareness of skin cancer and promote the importance of sun safety and early detection through national educational initiatives and targeted campaigns. All of the funds we receive into the charity via corporate support and the generous donations made by fundraisers and members of the public are ploughed back into producing awareness and prevention materials and campaigning for change. – Neil Harrison 30Apr21
British Skin Foundation
Founded in 1996, The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity that raises money to fund research into all types of skin diseases, and has supported 400 research projects with awards totalling £16m.
Primarily dedicated to raising money for research, they also aim to raise awareness of skin diseases in the wider community, and are committed to educating people about the different skin conditions. – Chris Caswell 19June21
Support All Cancers Website List ~~~ Press ONCE to expand text. ~~~ Press AGAIN for Website
Please see below a list of the key websites providing essential support for all cancers.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer is relentless. But so are we. Whether you fundraise, volunteer, pledge to leave a Gift in your Will or donate, everyone has a part to play. And every part supports life-saving research. Play your part and together we will beat cancer.
Cancer Support UK
Cancer Support UK provides practical and emotional support to people with cancer, both during and after the treatment period. They support people with all kinds of cancer across the UK with services designed and delivered by people who have experienced cancer themselves – to improve the experience of others.
Tenovus Cancer Care
Tenovus Cancer Care mission is to give hope, help and a voice to anyone affected by cancer in Wales and beyond, in and around the community. They empower people through support and services – champion their needs by campaigning for better treatments, outcomes and health across the nation and bring hope through influencing and working for advances in cancer research.
Cancer Support for Young People List ~~~ Press ONCE to expand text. ~~~ Press AGAIN for Website
Please see below a list of the key websites providing support for Young People with Cancer.
Young Lives vs. Cancer
CLIC Sargent (now Young Lives vs Cancer) is a charity that helps everyone under 25 with cancer, and their families, to get the support and help they need during their cancer treatment and beyond, including bereaved families living with emotional pain.
The RipRap site is developed especially for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. In riprap they can learn more about cancer and its treatment and through real stories can read the experiences of other young people and share stories.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
The Youth Cancer Trust
The Youth Cancer Trust provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital. Holidays are also available to young people who have been in remission for up to 5 years or are living with the late effects of having had cancer as a teenager.
Wellbeing Support Website List ~~~ Press ONCE to expand text. ~~~ Press AGAIN for Website
Please see below a list of the key websites providing Wellbeing Support
The Fountain Centre
The Fountain Centre is a registered Charity offering complimentary therapies and emotional support services to patients and their families in St. Lukes’s Cancer Centre part of the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Therapeutic services are also provided at Frimley Park Hospital and Ashford St Peters and therapists are provided to work in private hospitals in Guildford, Winchester, Windsor and Goring. – Sarah Pleass 17Jun21
Maggie’s Centres offer the best possible support free to anyone with cancer and their families who walk through their doors. Their centres are alongside NHS hospitals and offer support online for anything from treatment effects to money worries. www.maggies.org
NHS Live Well
NHS Live Well – Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.
Cancer Hair Care
Cancer Hair Care is a charity offering free expert support and services for people during cancer related hair loss and hair care subjects such as: scalp cooling, wig care, eyebrow and lashes, new hair growth, emotional support, headwear and free specialist salon services. Support is given in their studio, NHS hospitals and cancer units. All age groups, hair types, males and females are supported.
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better helps boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living with cancer through free online and face to face workshops, printed materials and tutorials.
HealthUnlocked is a social network for health where people can connect with others going through the same thing as themselves. HealthUnlocked can be used to get advice and support, or simply chat with people who understand your perspective and can offer some new insight by giving their own.
The Brigitte Trust
Helping people live well beyond diagnosis
The Brigitte Trust is based in Dorking and they describe themselves on their website as follows:
“The Brigitte Trust is an independent registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help from trained and supported volunteers. The service is for adults and their carers living in every Surrey borough and facing the challenges of life-limiting conditions including cancer, Motor neurone Disease and Multiple sclerosis. Brigitte Trust volunteers provide a listening ear and practical help which is unique and respectful of the needs of the individual and the family. The aim is for our clients to live life fully and as well as possible. All volunteers are extensively trained and DBS checked.”
Useful Contact Information - General
Organisations with websites providing often free helplines willing to chat
Useful Contact Information - Younger People
Clinical, practical, financial and emotional support for children and teenagers
Useful Contact Information - Holistic
Support for physical, emotional, social, spiritual & nutritional needs
Where You'll Find Us
St Luke's Cancer Centre
The Royal Surrey County Hospital