Supporting the

Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

Other Help Available

If you do not feel the need, or ready to talk to a counsellor but would nevertheless welcome some support, the following resources may be useful.

General Self – Help Resources

Northumbria University has produced an excellent range of self-help resources (leaflets, audio and video) for general issues such as anxiety/panic, bereavement, managing anger and sleep problems.

As has the NHS – including podcasts and Apps.

Additional support for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities living with or affected by cancer.

There is also a wide range of resources to download here on everything from bearing uncertainty, to coping with loss.

Mindfulness can be an effective way to help manage living with chronic health conditions/cancer, as well as difficult emotions. There is more about that here.

If you are worried about someone or thinking of ending your own life:

Samaritans
A listening service for anyone in crisis, suicidal, or feeling very alone
Call 116 123

(CALM) Campaign Against Living Miserably – (for men)
Daily 5pm to midnight
Call 0800 58 58 58 | Visit the webchat page

Papyrus (for people under 35)
Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm and weekends 2pm to 10pm
Bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
Call 0800 068 41 41 | Text 07786 209 697

The Silver Line (for older people)
Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice.
Call 0800 4 70 80 90

SHOUT Not everyone can speak or talk. SHOUT might be good for those who feel this way and those who can’t sleep.

A 24/7 UK crisis free text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.Text SHOUT to 85258

SmartPhone Apps

Headspace
Daily mindfulness techniques.

Buddhify
Short mindfulness exercises for help with pain, insomnia, worry etc.

SAM
Self-help techniques for anxiety, panic and worry – nb white cloud, blue background.

UNTire
Techniques for managing energy.

For Partners & Carers

Carers UK
A national charity providing information and support for carers (0808 808 7777).

The Carers Trust
Another charity that supports carers, including Young Carers, and an online chat forum. They also have regional groups and partners.

Relationships

Relate 
Has a range of resources for common relationship problems, including managing health problems. It also has a list of trained therapists by locations.

COSRT
Provides relationships advice and resources, and a ‘find a therapist’ search engine by location.

Mindfulness

Feeling worried or stressed out? Wondering if Mindfulness is just a ‘bit weird’ – or if it might be helpful? We’ve got something for that!

AMEND and NCUK Counselling Services have teamed up to offer a series of Mindfulness Sessions.

Many thanks to Mindfulness Practitioner and Teacher Peter Berry who’s offered to run these for us free of charge. You can find out more about Mindfulness here.

Watch the Mindfulness videos here.

About Us

Neuroendocrine Cancer UK is a UK wide charity solely dedicated to providing support and information to those affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer.

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