Useful links

Support and information resources

Penny Brohn Cancer Care offer a range of services, including residential and day courses, which are free of charge to adults with a cancer diagnosis and their supporters. They aim to show people how to live well with cancer and take back control of their health and wellbeing- before, during and after treatment. http://www.pennybrohncancercare.org/
0845 123 2310

Tenovus Cancer Care
A charity that aims to deliver the best treatment and support for cancer patients and their families in their local communities, across Wales http://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/

North Wales Cancer Forum – http://www.northwalescancerforum.co.uk/en/

Macmillan Cancer Support – http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Cancer Research UK – http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

Paul’s Cancer Support Centre – http://www.paulscancersupportcentre.org.uk/

NHS Choices – http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer-of-the-ovary/pages/introduction.aspx

Patient UK – http://patient.info/

Look Good Feel Better
Cancer support charity that helps women manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment.
http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/

Inner Guidance – http://innerguidance.co.uk/

Ellie’s Friends – https://www.elliesfriends.org/

Cancer Emergency Response Tool (CERT)
A free app designed to help women having chemotherapy for ovarian cancer deal with treatment toxicity. If patients experience for example excessive levels of nausea, vomiting, mucositis, the app prompts them to contact their cancer hotline speeding up the process to seeking help. The app also helps accelerate access for treatment if potentially serious infection is present.

Ovdex
OvDex (The Oophorectomy Decision Explorer) has been developed to help you find out more about your options for reducing your ovarian cancer risk.
http://www.ovdex.co.uk/

Ovarian Cancer Action BRCA risk tool
Ovarian cancer action has developed this risk tool to help you explore whether your family history puts you at risk of ovarian cancer. This online tool has been reviewed by St George’s University Clinical Genetics team.
http://ovarian.org.uk/brca-risk-tool/

Counselling

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Visit www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk to find information about counselling and details of therapists in your area.
01455 883 300

Counselling Directory – http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

BetterHelp – makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone https://www.betterhelp.com

Relationship support

Relate offer counselling, support and information for all relationships- with centres across the UK. Visit http://www.relate.org.uk/about-us for more information and to book a session.

CORST (College of sexual and relationship therapists) – http://www.cosrt.org.uk/

Cancer support for young adults

Shine – http://www.shinecancersupport.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Teenage cancer support – https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/

Willow Foundation
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
https://www.willowfoundation.org.uk/

Online health communities

My Ovacome – https://healthunlocked.com/ovacome

Inspire – https://www.inspire.com/

Health Talk online – http://www.healthtalk.org/

Mental health

Depression Alliance – http://www.depressionalliance.org/

The British Psychological Society – http://www.bps.org.uk/

Mind Charity – http://www.mind.org.uk/

Support for carers

The Carers Trust – http://www.carers.org/

Carers UK – http://www.carersuk.org/

Menopause

Menopause UK
Menopause UK is a network of groups and organisations which represent and support women affected by menopause, working together for better health and care.
http://menopauseuk.org/

The Daisy Network
A registered charity for women who have experienced a premature menopause. http://www.daisynetwork.org.uk/

The Menopause Exchange – http://www.menopause-exchange.co.uk/

Fertility
Surrogacy UK – http://www.surrogacyuk.org/

Coram – http://www.coram.org.uk/

British Infertility Counselling Association – http://bica.net/

Chana
Chana supports couples in the Jewish community who may be facing primary or secondary infertility for any reason. This organisation offers emotional and practical support, medical guidance, (backed up by an expert medical panel), confidential counselling and a Buddy network. It is well informed support workers are experienced in issues of preserving fertility and looking at options following treatment for cancer.
http://www.chana.org.uk/

Treatment

My Cancer Treatment
http://www.mycancertreatment.nhs.uk/

The Hysterectomy Association
The Hysterectomy Association provides impartial, clear & timely information & support to women.
http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/

Legal and financial help

Citizens Advice Bureau
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Turn2us
We are a charity which helps people in the UK access money available to them, through benefits, grants and any other financial support
https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

The Pension Advisory Service
http://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk/

The Goodwill Partnership
http://www.thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk/index.php

Money Advice Service

A not for profit government organisation created  to help people with their finances

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/disability-and-sickness-benefits-check-your-entitlements

Wellbeing
Swimming After Surgery – http://swimmingaftersurgery.org.uk/

Blogs – Websites and blogs from women in the UK with experience of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer? Pass the wine….now!
This is a day by day [mostly!] account or diary [sort of] by an ordinary woman, in an ordinary life, who suddenly finds herself with ovarian cancer. http://sandhysown.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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