WHY Cancer Charity

Many of us will face a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening illness at some time in our lives or will lose someone close to us as a result of serious illness. Whether it’s you, your partner, a family member or a friend who is affected, it can trigger painful and distressing feelings.

Counselling provides a safe, supportive environment where you can talk about difficult feelings. Sometimes it can be helpful to be able to talk openly without worrying that you might be judged, or feeling concerned that you might upset other people. Research shows that counselling can help people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses to cope with some of the challenges that it brings.

WHY provides one-to-one counselling on a weekly basis for adults in Frome, Trowbridge, Warminster, Street, Bradford on Avon, the RUH (Bath) and Widcombe (Bath); children’s counselling in Frome and at The Hub, John of Gaunt school in Trowbridge; and counselling for young people at Frome Community College and Matravers School in Westbury.

WHY will also soon be offering a twelve week therapy group for individuals who are supporting others affected by cancer or life threatening conditions. This group will take place in Frome, from 10.30am - 12.00pm from Wednesday 19th April to Wednesday 5th July. 

WHY fundraises to deliver these services via our local community and via grant making Trusts.

In addition to the face to face counselling offered by WHY, an online counselling service is also available to those aged 16 and over who are affected by cancer or other life threatening illness.

WHY has also been commissioned by two local hospitals to provide counselling and supervision.

To find out more about our counselling service, the venues we use or to book an appointment please contact us. You are welcome to call us on 01373 455255 (office hours or leave a message and we will call you back) or you can use our contact form if you prefer. 

If you have come across our website but don't live near to our venues in Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire our links page might be a useful source of information to help you find the support you need. 

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