We Hear You – Cancer Counselling

Coronavirus notice:

Following the Government announcement that England will be going into lockdown in January 2021 until further notice, we want to reassure our clients and supporters that We Hear You continues to support people affected by cancer and life threatening conditions, with all counselling sessions for adults and young people over the age of 12 taking place by telephone or online. 

As of 8th March 2021, our face-to-face service for younger children is operational across several of our venues.

All our operations and fundraising team will be working from home, so please do bear with us, as some of us are also on reduced hours. The phone will be diverted during office hours and you can also reach us via email.

As a small charity reliant upon its community fundraising activities, we face huge challenges to raise the £5,000 we need every single week to provide our services. Could you help us by making a one off donation? Or could you become a regular giver and provide us with much-needed security?

We Hear You works across Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire providing emotional support to patients, families, friends and carers who have been affected by cancer or any other life threatening condition.

At We Hear you we understand that cancer and life threatening conditions can be overwhelming. People who use our service often report feeling numb, isolated and terrified and are struggling to cope. We provide a safe space where people can say the unsayable and ask the unanswerable. When you ask WHY… we hear you.

If you are affected or have been bereaved by cancer or another life threatening condition and would like to know more about our counselling, please see our 'Get Support' pages.

How You Can Help Us

  • Fundraising
    There are many ways that you can support and fundraise for We Hear You. We can help to support your fundraising activities by writing or distributing a press release for your event, working with you to create a poster and social media graphics and offering other forms of practical help. Our Fundraising Pack will give you ideas and practical help with planning your event. We can also promote your activity on our website and through our social media channels. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share your photos with us.
  • Volunteering
    Volunteering can be a lot of fun and it’s a good way of making new friends, gaining new skills and supporting your local community. There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer to help support our work.
  • Make a Donation
    We receive no central government funding and can only continue to provide a lifeline to those who need it because of the generous support of people like you. Making a donation, however big or small, is a great way of supporting the vital work we do and allowing us to continue.

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Please see our news page for an update on changes to WHY's services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Latest News

Read the latest news from We Hear You. 

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  • Our WHYoutdoors courses have been so popular and we're delighted to be hosting two further courses this spring in Bath and Evercreech. If you're living with and beyond cancer and you'd like to find out more, get in touch.
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Life Stories

We are enormously grateful to people who have used our service and felt able to share their experiences of what this has meant for them and how it has helped. Thanks to Ben, Rachel, Sally and Pamela for sharing their stories. You can read more experiences of how our service has helped people here. 

Ben and Rachel - We Heard You

Here Ben and Rachel tell us about the important role counselling played for them when they were affected by cancer.


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Sally's story

We Hear You is a free professional one-to-one counselling service for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening condition. Here, Sally tells how WHY's service supported her some time after her cancer treatment ended. 

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Pamela's Story

At We Hear You we provide emotional support to anyone affected by cancer – a patient, family member or friend. Here you can view a story from Pamela, whose husband had cancer, who explains what having counselling meant to her and how she wished she had known about it earlier in her experiences.

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