Shine Cancer Support was set up to provide support to anyone living with a diagnosis of cancer in their 20s, 30s and 40s. They know that it can be isolating to always be the youngest person in the waiting room and it can also be tough to find information on the topics that matter to younger adults living with cancer such as fertility or returning to work.
Run by young adults with cancer, Shine is a large community and provide both online and in-person support including local social networks, a Facebook group and national events and workshops. Online, Shine share videos, personal experiences, blogs and a podcast and are active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Take a look at their website or social media channels to find out more or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Macmillian Cancer Support
Macmillian Cancer Support is one of the best known charities supporting those with cancer, and their families. They offer a dedicated area to their website for Teens and Young Adults that looks at the most common questions that they have regarding a cancer diagnosis.
Teenagers And Young Adults With Cancer
TYAC is the UK’s professional association there for those involved in supporting teens and young adults with cancer in their treatment and care. They provide a great selection of information around best practices, new developments etc.
TYAC’s aim is to improve the quality of life and likelihood of survival for young people with cancer.
Young Adult Cancer Support
Trekstock, are a UK based charity dedicated to getting young adults in their 20s and 30s moving again after a cancer diagnosis puts their lives on hold. 34 young adults in their 20s and 30s are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. So, we deliver practical and social support programmes tailored to their needs, to give them a better chance of living well through and beyond cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to providing expert treatment and support to young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
We are currently awaiting further information about the services provided by the following organisations.
National Careers Service
Telephone: 01392 203603
CSQ support young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) from Year 9 to help look at their post 16 options and plan their transition to post 16 education. They also support those that are at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training).
CSW also work with young people who are NEET to help them obtain employment, education or training. This service is for young people from 16 to 18 years old. However, if the young person is a Care Leaver they are supported up to their 21st birthday. If they have an EHCP we can support them up to the age of 25.
CSW have a team of highly qualified and experienced advisers who have an excellent working knowledge of local provision and options. These advisers can provide face to face, phone or on-line support to all eligible young people. they cover the whole of Devon and their advisers have excellent links with training providers, educational establishments and various other youth based organisations.
Devon Young Carers
Click this link to download and / or view the leaflet from Devon Young Carers. This provides details of what the service has to offer young carers in Devon.