Local Support Organisations

Below we have compiled a list of organisations and charities that offer an array of support to those living with cancer.
You can also find advice for financial wellbeing on our Community Wellbeing Resources page.

Cancer Care Map

An online resource to help people find cancer support in their local area. Access the search tool here and enter your postcode.

Brother to Brother, Man to Man

NHS Guys & St Thomas runs the Brother to Brother, Man to Man support group for black men living with prostate cancer, loved ones and their carers. There are monthly online meetings.
Email sign up – B2BM2M@gstt.nhs.uk
SGV Cancer Support Group (Support Guidance Voice)

SGV Cancer Support Group (Support Guidance Voice)

An independent charity that offers weekly drop-in sessions in Haringey to support anyone over 18 who has cancer.
Harmony Hall, 35 Bigbury Close, Tottenham, N17 8JR
 Tel: 0203 751 2433
Email: sgvcancersupport@gmail.com

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care
An independent charity offering support for people living with cancer, their family and carers within North London and the surrounding area. The centre uses a holistic approach to support cancer patients’ physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. All services are provided free of charge.

Find out more
 or call 020 8441 7000 to make an appointment.
Howard House, 23 Union Street, Barnet, EN5 4HY.

Maggie's at the Royal Free Hospital

Maggie's at the Royal Free Hospital
An independent charity supporting people with cancer, their family and friends with information, emotional support, and practical advice; a place to go where you can meet and talk to people who are going through the same things.
You can access help from cancer support specialists and psychologists and benefits advisors. Maggie’s also provide exercise groups, yoga, nutrition advice and much more.  All support is free, and no appointment or referral is needed. Click here to view their website.  
Royal Free Hospital. Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG
Telephone : 020 3981 4840
Email: royalfree@maggies.org

Metro Walnut

Metro Walnut
METRO Walnut is a peer support group for LGBTQ people with prostate cancer. We meet twice a month, on the 1st Saturday of the month online and then on the 3rd Saturday of the month face-to-face, at their venue in New Cross southeast London, both are from 2pm to 4pm.
It's a safe and confidential space for you and your partner(s) to talk about what's going on in your life. You can ask questions, share your experiences and get support from people who are also dealing with prostate cancer.
Email: simon@metrocharity.org.uk  or telephone their community team on 020 8305 5000.
Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity

Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity

Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity provides practical, emotional, and psychological support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. They provide information, support groups, and online and in-person workshops and classes.
Future Dreams House, 61 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BB
Email: info@futuredreams.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 4558 2950
Haringey Talking Therapies

Haringey Talking Therapies

Haringey Talking Therapies Service is a free NHS, psychological therapy service offering support for a range of common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
The service is based at Crouch End Health Centre and treatment is also offered in various community sites across Haringey. A range of treatment programmes including one to one therapy and counselling. The service is for anyone over the age of 16 who lives or is registered with a GP in the London Borough of Haringey.
Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy centre

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy centre

Nafsiyat is an intercultural therapy centre providing psychotherapy and counselling services to London's diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic communities.
The Nafsiyat team is comprised of experienced, fully qualified psychotherapists and counsellors from diverse backgrounds who are sensitive to the particular therapeutic needs of cultural minority groups. Therapy sessions and group sessions are free of charge. Click here to view their website.
Unit 4, Lysander Mews,
Lysander Grove
N19 3QP
Email: admin@nafsiyat.org.uk
Tel: 020- 7263 6947
iCope Camden & Islington Psychological Therapies Service

iCope Camden & Islington Psychological Therapies Service

There are times when everyone feels stressed or unhappy. Talking about problems can help. iCope offers a range of different evidence based psychological treatments that have been recommended for the NHS. Our therapists will be able to discuss and advise the best treatment for you.
  • You can refer yourself online or phone: 020 3317 7252
  • Short waiting times
  • Group sessions and workshops
  • Face to face appointments or telephone appointment
  • Wide range of evidence based treatment
  • Delivered at GP practices or local community settings

Find out more on the website.

Shine Cancer Support

Shine Cancer Support

Shine is an independent charity providing cancer support for anyone in their 20s, 30s, 40s. There is a local group for young people in London.
The charity aims to support every adult in their 20s, 30s and 40s, diagnosed with cancer to know they’re not alone, and to have the support, knowledge, and confidence to navigate whatever cancer throws their way.
A wide range of support is available including information, local networks, 24/7 online community, resources and support programmes and events. Get in touch here.
54 Sterte Esplanade,
Poole, Dorset
BH15 2BA
T 07804 479413 (M-F 10am – 6pm)
Email London support group: london@shinecancersupport.org


An independent charity supporting young adults with cancer. Trekstock provides wellbeing support services for those in their 20s or 30s diagnosed with, living with and surviving any type of cancer. From exercise to friendships, sex to nutrition, they offer a comprehensive collection of events, specialist programmes, resources and an online forum. Click here to access their website.
Kingsland House
122/124 Regents Street
London W1B 5SA
Tel: 020 454 17601
Email: hello@trekstock.com
Macmillan - Local Support Organisations - From Me to You

Macmillan - Local Support Organisations - From Me to You

London based charity working in partnership with Macmillan, supporting people living with cancer within the UK's Black community. It provides information, an online support group and resources, guest speakers, links to partner groups run by other London cancer community members, and signposting. They work within 4 pillars, research, advocacy, access, and education. In addition, it offers buddy partnerships, a phone line, and support and research on behalf of service users as well as help with admin tasks. Please see Facebook page.
Tel:   07534 804434
Email:  judith.frommetoyou@gmail.com
Cancer Black Care

Cancer Black Care

A support organisation for cancer sufferers and their carers with an emphasis on the black and ethnic minority communities but by no means exclusively. Offers advice, counselling, help with social services, support groups. Also lobbies for improved cancer services.

Contact: Jean/Natalie on 020 8961 4151
Paul: 07340471970
79 Acton Lane
NW10 8UT
View their website here.


OUTpatients is the UK’s only LGBTIQ+ cancer charity.  Their goal is to help patients, survivors, partners and caregivers feel welcome and supported in cancer services through peer support, education, and bespoke resource production. Please visit their website here.
Last updated01 Mar 2024
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