Many wonderful organizations around the world bring help and hope to children affected by cancer, their families and adult survivors.
The following is a selection of resources that we think may be valuable to you. We hope this directory will grow in time to include resources in many countries.
If you know of a good resource not listed within these pages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information so we can look into listing it.
About Face (UK)
Provides information, emotional support and educational programs to individuals affected by facial disfigurement, and their families.
Aims to teach people to access and use the power of the mind/body connection for healing. Has a small resource section and a directory of local practitioners.
Believe In Tomorrow (US)
Provides hospital and retreat accommodation to families of seriously ill children. Also runs supportive care programmes for children and their siblings.
Provides information on counselling for cancer patients and their families and a list of local counsellors affiliated with the BACP.
Cancer Care (US)
A national organisation providing 1-1 counselling, specialist support groups, education programmes, information support and referrals and limited financial assistance.
Cancer Hope Network (US)
Provides free and confidential 1-1 support to patients and families, from trained volunteers who have undergone similar experiences.
Provides a free and confidential support services for people affected by cancer, linking them with emotional and practical help close to home.
Offers free psychological, emotional, and social support to families dealing with cancer.
A Jewish organisation providing support for families in crisis. Activities include visits for hospitalised/housebound children, medical referrals, financial assistance and a kosher summer camp for children with cancer.
Changing Faces (UK)
Provides support and information to people with disfigurements to the face, hands or body, and their families.
A professional organisation which promotes the wellbeing of children and families in the hospital environment through the development of the Child Life profession. Provides in-service training, conferences, publications and information.
Contact a Family (UK)
Puts parents of disabled children in touch with other families dealing with the same condition. Also advises on other local and national sources of disability-specific support.
Coping Magazine (US)
Publishes a bi-monthly magazine for people affected by cancer.
A national network of trained parent volunteers who support struggling parents, no matter what the reason.
Let’s Face It (UK)
Support network for people with facial differences. Provides support, and extensive educational resources.
Locks of Love (US / International)
Provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children across the US.
Provides Macmillan home care nursing support, and a programme of financial assistance for patients in need. The phone line offers information, such as details of local support groups, and emotional support.
Runs eleven hospices throughout the UK, and a national free home care nursing service, providing hands-on care for patients.
Provides practical and emotional support for families coping with chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses. Services include hospital/home visits, referrals, support groups, a newsletter and a telephone helpline. They also offer programmes for siblings of children with special needs.
Pioneered a holistic approach to cancer management and care. Runs a year-round programme of workshops and residential courses that encompass dietary advice and vitamin supplements, relaxation, visualisation, meditation, art therapy and healing.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (international)
Provides family accommodation within and near paediatric treatment centres around the world. Serves under-accessed communities with mobile paediatric medical facilities. Maintains scholarships and suicide/child abuse prevention programmes.