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Family and Relationships

If you have completed a holistic needs assessment with your cancer nurse specialist you may be familiar with the concerns checklist. If you have any non urgent queries or concerns regarding family and relationships, simply click on the link and you will be redirected to the relevant service or information source. If you have any urgent concerns please contact your cancer nurse specialist in the first instance.

Family and Relationships

 Fruitfly Collective

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Talking and learning about cancer with kids when a parent is diagnosed with cancer family life inevitably changes. Children cope better if they are included, involved in conversations and understand what cancer is. Build your own toolkit that will help you discuss cancer.

• Support for parents who have cancer.
• Booklets and kits for a range of ages
• Resources for Teacher
• Downloadable 'App' " A Kid's guide to Cancer"
• Books and kits avilable for purchase (Items from £1 upwards)
• Videos including 'How to tell children you have cancer"


0800 1111

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 Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

 Relate: the relationship people

0300 003 0396
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We can help you if you're single or in a relationship, straight or gay, young or old. Whatever your circumstances we're dedicated to helping you get the most out of your relationships, no matter how big or small the issue.

• Help with relationships
• Help with sex
• Help with family life and parenting
• Help with separation and divorce
• Help for children and young people
• Help for young adults


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Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. By phone, letter, e-mail or visiting us face-to-face in your local branch.

Macmillan Cancer Support

0808 808 0000
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Information regarding relationships, sex and fertility. During or after treatment, you may worry about whether the cancer and its treatment will affect your relationships, sex life or fertility (ability to have children).

Cynthia Spencer

03000 271270
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Wellbeing Drop-In session on 2nd Wednesday of the month:

10.00am - 11.30am

Come and find out about Wellbeing at Cynthia Spencer and the sessions we offer. If you would like to talk with someone confidentially for advice and support, or just a friendly chat and some information, you are welcome.

Also includes: Family and Friends Support Group

In conjunction with Northamptonshire Carers

Information topics each month include:
• Health and Wellbeing for Carers / Family members
• Specialist & Confidential Benefits Advice by Community Law Service (every month)
• Power of Attorney/Wills
• Relaxation and Complementary Therapy

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