What We Do

The mental wellbeing of young people diagnosed with cancer and their support network is at the heart of everything we do. We know that one person being diagnosed with cancer has an effect on numerous people, our aim is to be able to support each and every affected person, whenever they need it.

A cancer diagnosis has both a physical and mental impact on children and young people. It also impacts on family and friends closest to them.  The effects of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment can show itself at any stage – at diagnosis, during treatment and in many cases, it could be months or years after their treatment.

The psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis affects everyone and something families live with for their whole life.

This is a service desperately needed to help support recovery for both the patient and the whole family.

The mental wellbeing of young people diagnosed with cancer and their support network is at the heart of everything we do. We know that one person being diagnosed with cancer has an effect on numerous people, our aim is to be able to support each and every affected person, whenever they need it.

A cancer diagnosis has both a physical and mental impact on children and young people. It also impacts on family and friends closest to them.  The effects of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment can show itself at any stage – at diagnosis, during treatment and in many cases, it could be months or years after their treatment.

The psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis affects everyone and something families live with for their whole life.

This is a service desperately needed to help support recovery for both the patient and the whole family.

A Quick Guide to Mental Health

We all have mental health and mental health issues are common. It’s likely that through our lives we will all experience poor mental health at some point. Mental health is about our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, self-harm and eating disorders are just some of the illnesses related to mental health.

A Quick Guide to Mental Health

We all have mental health and mental health issues are common. It’s likely that through our lives we will all experience poor mental health at some point. Mental health is about our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, self-harm and eating disorders are just some of the illnesses related to mental health.

Mental Health is...

  • Common – We all have it
  • Within your control
  • Good and Bad
  • Emotions
  • Important – We must look after it
  • Feelings
  • A Journey
  • Unique
  • Real

Mental Health isn't...

  • A sign of weakness
  • Always about medication
  • Feeling sad all the time
  • Something to apologise for
  • Something to be ashamed of
  • Something to ignore
  • Always hard
  • Someone else’s issue
  • About being crazy

Mental Health is...

  • Common – We all have it
  • Within your control
  • Good and Bad
  • Emotions
  • Important – We must look after it
  • Feelings
  • A Journey
  • Unique
  • Real

Mental Health isn't...

  • A sign of weakness
  • Always about medication
  • Feeling sad all the time
  • Something to apologise for
  • Something to be ashamed of
  • Something to ignore
  • Always hard
  • Someone else’s issue
  • About being crazy

1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year.  Get to know your mental health and be proud to talk about it.

As we live through the current pandemic of Covid-19, anxiety and depression in people is increasing, now more than ever this support is needed.

1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year.  Get to know your mental health and be proud to talk about it.

As we live through the current pandemic of Covid-19, anxiety and depression in people is increasing, now more than ever this support is needed.

Our Services

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer up to the age of 29 years.  They can access this service at the following stage

Diagnosis

Living with late effects

During Treatment

Relapse

Moving on from treatment

Palliative Care

End of Life

Continuing life in remission and beyond

Our services are also available for families – parents and siblings as well as partners of those with a person who has Child/young adult cancer diagnosis at any of the above stages.

Our services are also available for families – parents and siblings as well as partners of those with a person who has Child/young adult cancer diagnosis at any of the above stages.

We offer two types of support:

Counselling

Funding up to 10 sessions of personal 1-2-1 counselling

Support Programme

A drop-in mental health and wellbeing support programme.

Counselling

Funding up to 10 sessions of personal 1-2-1 counselling

Support Programme

A drop-in mental health and wellbeing support programme.

Counselling

Funding up to 10 sessions of personal 1-2-1 counselling

Support Programme

A drop-in mental health and wellbeing support programme.

Get Help

If you think that our services would be beneficial to you or a loved one, please complete our referral form

FAQ

You may have lots of questions about the support we can provide, check out our FAQ to answer your queries:

Get Help

If you think that our services would be beneficial to you or a loved one, please complete our referral form

FAQ

You may have lots of questions about the support we can provide, check out our FAQ to answer your queries:

Get Help

If you think that our services would be beneficial to you or a loved one, please complete our referral form

FAQ

You may have lots of questions about the support we can provide, check out our FAQ to answer your queries:

Become a Volunteer and join us!

If you have some time to offer and would like to get involved in the day-to-day operations at Mind Over Cancer, we would love to hear from you! We’re new here, so can’t really describe what your time as a volunteer may look like, but what we can tell you is that you’ll be helping to make real change where Mental Health meets Cancer… and we think that is amazing! 

Become a Volunteer and join us!

If you have some time to offer and would like to get involved in the day-to-day operations at Mind Over Cancer, we would love to hear from you! We’re new here, so can’t really describe what your time as a volunteer may look like, but what we can tell you is that you’ll be helping to make real change where Mental Health meets Cancer… and we think that is amazing!

Become a Volunteer and join us!

If you have some time to offer and would like to get involved in the day-to-day operations at Mind Over Cancer, we would love to hear from you! We’re new here, so can’t really describe what your time as a volunteer may look like, but what we can tell you is that you’ll be helping to make real change where Mental Health meets Cancer… and we think that is amazing!