The impact of having cancer at any stage in life can result in depression, anxiety, and difficulties with your mental health. It’s incredibly important to have access to information and advice on coping with these problems, as well as being aware of when to seek help.

"The free subscription to headspace has been a real saviour. I was in a really bad place last week having panic attacks as the pain was quite intense along with the anxiety of the side effects from chemo If I didn’t have headspace I would have really struggled to of got through it." Trekstock Beneficiary

Here you will find information about support, advice and tips that can help you:

Lifting the Lid on Cancer and Mental Health

Lifting the Lid on Men's Mental Health

Lifting the Lid on LIVING with cancer

Trekstock Talks on Anxiety

Trekstock Talk with Greig Trout on PTSD and Survivors Guilt

Trekstock Talks on Communication

Lifting the Lid on Communication in the time of COVID-19

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Check out our charity friends who can provide you with even more practical tools, strategies and resources:

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.

The Loss Foundation

The Loss Foundation provides free bereavement support for people who have had a loved one die from cancer, be it a friend, a relative, a colleague or other. Grief can be so isolating, which is why The Loss Foundation specialise in bringing people together in loss so you can be around others who 'get it'. Join their online and in-person support events to meet others with a similar loss and to be supported by their brilliant team. 

Mind Over Cancer

Mind Over Cancer is a charity that supports the Mental Health of a young person given a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 0 and 29 as well as their family and support network. We understand that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t disappear when treatment stops, so our services are available to these young people and their loved ones at any stage of their life.


SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Please explore the icons below to find out how we help people.

Maggie's – everyone's home of cancer care (

Maggie’s is a charity that offers free psychological and practical support to people living with cancer and their family and friends at their 24 centres across the UK. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, the centres are warm and welcoming, and run by expert staff who help people live well with cancer. 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.


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.


AfterThoughts was created to make visible some of the invisible cancer stories from within the young cancer community. Join Toby and Alice as they get to know each other a little better, introduce the themes their storytellers will be exploring in coming episodes and share what makes AfterThoughts different.