Sophie's Stars

Sophie’s Stars provides is dedicated to supporting family and loved ones of people diagnosed with cancer. We have lived through a cancer diagnosis and treatment of someone else, and felt a gap in the support available to us as supporters. Our mission is to bridge this gap to ensure the support you give your loved ones is the best, whilst also being mindful of yourself. It is vitally important to look after yourself, as it allows you to help your loved one with more energy and focus.

Sophie’s Stars is a community of people who have shared experiences, are able to provide advice and support, and who just simply want to talk to each other. We pride ourselves on the values of compassion, openness and honesty.

Flynne's Barn

The team at Flynne's Barn are currently offering counselling and family support service. 

We know that Covid-19 is having a huge effect on the health and wellbeing of young cancer patients. We
are therefore offering a course of free counselling for young people (aged up to 25) and living with cancer or another health condition that puts them at high risk from COVID-19. Family support is also available.

All sessions are confidential and can take place online or by phone with qualified counsellors. Why not get in touch? Call us: 01768 800 686 Or email us: [email protected]

Guidance for Better Mental Health During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a lot of information about the virus and its effects on mental health. That’s because coronavirus and the social, financial and psychological implications it carries can seriously impact one’s mental wellbeing. Self-care is vital, and it’s also important to try and reduce the stress for ourselves and others around us.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan are here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.

Maggie's Centres

Maggie’s is a charity that offers free emotional and practical support to people living with cancer and their family and friends. During the Covid-19 emergency its centres across the UK are unable to welcome people as usual, but they are supporting people by phone, email or through the online community during this incredibly difficult time. Since Maggie’s opened their first centre in 1996, the charity has developed a programme of support that is proven to help people with cancer and their loved ones take back control. 

Cancer Research UK

Is the UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. They support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Trekstock Talk's on Communication

Our Trekstock Talk's on Communication with Dr. Catherine Hood, a Pyschosexual Consultant and communication expert chats to our host, Toby Peach about how the issues young adults may face communicating with friends and families after being diagnosed with cancer. This videos may give you a helpful insight into the difficulties your friend or family member may be experiencing and how you can support them.

Wife, Widow, Now What?: How I Navigated the Cancer World and How You Can, Too

“Wife, Widow, Now What?” author Rachel Engstrom talks about her life as a young cancer wife, then widow and beyond experience. Written to help those going through the cancer world, supporters, and caregivers. With a plethora of resources, along with my journey. It’s the first if it's kind.

"I wrote this in honour of my late husband, to help others who have walked, are walking and may walk one day in my shoes." Rachel Engstrom