The Ovacome Support Line

The Ovacome Support Service is available Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

We are here for anyone affected by ovarian cancer; this includes women who are living with the disease, their partners, families, friends, carers and health professionals.

We offer information and emotional support on all aspects of ovarian cancer.

 

You can call us on Freephone 0800 008 7054

Calls to the Freephone are free on all mobile networks and from all consumer landlines.

If you are calling from a business phone, you should check with your provider whether there will be a charge for calling numbers starting with 0800.

Please note that calls to these numbers are not free when made from outside the UK.

 

You can email us at [email protected]

We are available via instant messaging using the box at the bottom of the screen.

You can text us on 07427390504.

You can Skype us at ovacome.support

 

You do not have to give us any personal identifying information about yourself.

Any contact with the support service is treated confidentially.

If you leave us a message we will aim to reply within one working day.

 

We are not able to offer medical advice or interpret test results.

You can read our Support Service Standards here.

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Out of hours support

The Ovacome support line is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, but there are other places you can go for support.

24 hour services:

  • NHS 111 on 111 for England
  • NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647 for Wales
  • NHS 24 on 111 in Scotland
  • Samaritans on 116 123

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My Ovacome forum

My Ovacome is an online community for anyone affected by ovarian cancer.

It is a safe, supportive space for women with ovarian cancer and their friends and families to share their experiences and offer each other encouragement, knowledge, understanding and friendship. 

The My Ovacome community has over 10,900 members

Our support team also contribute to the forum to offer help and information.

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Support events

Ovacome hold regular free support events for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families. These include:

  • Regional support events, where we are able to provide face to face support to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and inform them about local service which can support their daily health and wellbeing
  • The Ovacome Choir, which is open to anyone whose life has been affected by ovarian cancer and which provides a safe space for them meet others with similar experiences and enjoy the proven mental health benefits of group singing
  • Health and Wellbeing Days, where women and their families can try out wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation and dance, and hear talks from experts on topics such as diet and cancer.