We are currently experiencing some technical issues with our inbound and outbound telephone lines which means that some patients may not be able to get through to our teams.  We are investigating this issue as a priority with our telephony provider.  During this time, we would ask that if patients need to contact us with an urgent enquiry, they use our contact form until we have resolved this issue.https://www.sciensus.com/help/help-and-support/#patient-contact

Support groups available online for people with cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer can be difficult to come to terms with. It’s common to feel a range of emotions, from shock and sadness to fear and anger. Talking to others in the same situation can be a huge help – we look at what support groups are available for people with cancer. 

While many people with cancer have the support of family and friends, it’s common to still feel isolated and lonely at times. The change in lifestyle, intense treatment and ongoing sickness can be a lot to cope with and talking to people who understand can make a huge difference. 

Online support groups give you the opportunity to share your experiences of living with cancer in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. You will also hear about other people’s experiences and offer advice and support where you can. 

Online cancer support groups 

There are many online support groups for people with cancer. Here we summarise some of the broader groups available, but you can talk to your GP or care provider to find local groups or those specific to the type of cancer you have. 

Lymphoma Action Support UK  

Monthly online support meetings hosted through Zoom and the Lymphoma Action Support UK Facebook group. Both services connect and support people affected by lymphoma and their family and friends.   

Macmillan Cancer Support 

Macmillan runs a busy online community for people through every stage of cancer and the people who are supporting them. With over 90,000 members and many different subgroups, this is the place to find others who understand exactly what you’re going through, no matter what your situation.  


Shine offers support specifically for people in their 20s, 30s and 40s. It has a large range of online and face-to-face support groups, with thriving communities on its various Facebook groups. These include groups for:  

Young Lives vs Cancer  

The Team Young Lives Facebook group is a group for anyone aged 16 or older who had a diagnosis of cancer before their 25th birthday. It’s a safe space where young people can connect, share experiences and offer peer support.