Support and Involvement
Everyone finds different ways of living with breast cancer – there is no right or wrong way, just what works for you. Some people prefer not to talk, or will talk to their friends and families, while others like to get support from talking about their experience.
There are organisations that can help support you, some are local, and others are national offering lots of good information.
Macmillan Cancer Support North Tyneside and Northumberland
This is an information and support service, providing benefits advice, befriending service and a bereavement support service. All services are accessible to adults affected by cancer or a life limiting illness, including carers living in North Tyneside and Northumberland. They also provide a range of groups and events such as health and wellbeing sessions, living well with cancer, walk and talk groups and craft groups.
Coping with Cancer
This organisation offers support, advice at diagnosis, during treatment and in end of life situations. They also offer acupuncture, complementary therapy and counselling.
Maggie’s offer emotional, practical and social support. They offer a variety of support groups, wellbeing sessions. You can find them opposite the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman hospital.
Fighting All Cancers Together (FACT)
FACT help, support and social opportunities for people going through the cancer journey and their families and friends.
Shine Cancer Support
Shine support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis.