Young People & Families Information for young people & their families Cancer organisations CLIC Sargent CLIC Sargent provides a wide range of services for young people with cancer and their families, including information and support for young people who have recently been diagnosed, or are living with cancer. CLIC Sargent also hosts an online community for young people aged 16 to 24 who have or have had cancer. Find out more Teenage Cancer Trust Teenage Cancer Trust is the leading charity supporting young people with cancer aged 13-24. It provides a wide range of information and resources for young people at different stages of their cancer journey, including information on the signs and symptoms of cancer. The charity operates specialist teenage cancer units throughout the UK, in addition to providing activities and opportunities for young people to come together socially to learn from each other and know they are not alone. Anthony Nolan Matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need life-saving transplants. Cancer Fund for Children (Northern Ireland) Support for children, teenagers and young people diagnosed with cancer. Cancer diagnosis is scary for anyone. Cancer Fund for Children is here to help young people with cancer, their siblings and parents. Working in homes, hospitals and communities across Northern Ireland, the charity has a team of specialists who understand what young people and their families are going through. Cancer Research UK Fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner and provides cancer information to the public. Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance A union of 38 parent-run organisations across the UK who share a mission to improve the lives of families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer. Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) CCLG brings together all professionals working within childhood cancer to share expertise and knowledge to improve treatments and patient care. Its aim is to cure as many children as possible while reducing the side effects of treatment. Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust The trust takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing, to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer. Help! I've got cancer A website created by young people and professionals, as a result of speaking to people about the services available to teenagers and young adults across the south west who have been diagnosed with cancer. The focus of the site is to provide advice and information, and introduce some of the strategies other young people have used to help manage the impact of cancer and its treatment. Kids Cancer Charity (formerly the Christian Lewis Trust) Provides a range of services, all aimed to improve the quality of life for children and young people with cancer and their families. JTVcancersupport.com (formerly JimmyTeens) A project for teenagers and young adults who have been affected by cancer. Using all aspects of media it enables young people to explore and express their feelings and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards. Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund Aim to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people suffering from cancer or leukaemia by offering practical, financial and emotional support to the whole family through their range of projects. Macmillan Find out about cancer types, treatments and living with cancer as a teen or young adult. This information has been written specifically for young people and reviewed by other young people with cancer. Maggie’s Centres Centres are here for anyone with any type of cancer and their families and friends, offering the practical, emotional and social support that people with cancer need Marie Curie Provides care and support for more than 40,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year. Teens Unite Finding little ongoing support for patients following their release from hospital or their remission classification, Teens Unite was established to fill this gap of support at a crucial time in the lives of teenagers who have had to take time out of school, work, college or university to have their treatment. Trekstock A UK charity dedicated to ensuring that no young adult has to face cancer alone. Youth Cancer Trust Provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital. Youth Health Talk Young people share their experiences of cancer on film. Researchers talked to 34 young people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as signs and symptoms, being in hospital and impact on friends. The websites listed above have been carefully selected and are provided without any endorsement by TYAC of the content of the sites.