This page contains links to local services and activities run by other providers that we think may be useful for people affected by cancer or a life threatening condition.
Please note that WHY don't run any of the activities listed on this page, nor do we officially endorse them, but we hope the information will be useful. For more information about other types of support offered directly by We Hear You, please see our Other WHY services page.
General wellbeing, advice and support
Citizen's Advice Bureau
Practical, legal and financial advice.
Macmillan Cancer Support
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support are here to help.
RESTORE aims to support people living with cancer related fatigue. It provides information about things you can do to help you cope with fatigue. It can also give you more confidence to manage your fatigue.
Mind in Somerset
Mind in Somerset's Mindline telephone helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 138 1692 or 01823 276 892. They offer a range of other group and one-to-one support services.
Penny Brohn UK
Bristol area - Bristol-based charity providing holistic care, support and resources for people affected by cancer.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116123 or visit the Samaritan's website for other ways to get in touch.
Somerset Recovery College
Somerset Recovery College run a range of free courses aimed at promoting good mental health and enabling coping strategies when life is difficult.
We Get It - Bath area - support and information for people in Bath who are dealing with cancer. Come to a workshop, find a local resource or simply meet others who know how you feel. Your experience. Your story. Your life.
Low cost counselling in Bath and Bristol.
Through Bupa, Macmillan are offering up to six counselling sessions, free for people living with cancer and struggling emotionally. Within days, people who are eligible can receive specialist, remote support.
The Counselling Directory
If you've found our website but don't live in an area where we operate, The Counselling Directory aims to connect you with professional support, listing professional counsellors and psychotherapists that you can find in your local area.
Low-cost counselling person-centred counselling in Frome and Bath.
Mind in Somerset
Mind in Somerset's Mindline telephone helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 138 1692 or 01823 276 892. They offer a range of other group and one-to-ne support services.
The Bereavement Centre is a leading bereavement organisation in the South of England, offering face-to-face, telephone, Skype and online support, offering free bereavement support and advice to people in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset, through one-to-one work, wellbeing groups and educational workshops. Call 08081 691 922 or visit www.bereavementsupportgroups.co.uk/ for more information
Cruse Bereavement Support
Speak to Cruse about all aspects of bereavement - available by phone or web chat.
National Bereavement Service
The National Bereavement Service offers practical and emotional support to guide you through what needs to be done. We can introduce the bereaved to trusted partner organisations in both private and charitable sectors, as well as provide information on the statutory requirements following loss, such as the registration of death and probate.
Support, information and signposting for bereavement and people with a terminal diagnosis.
Dorothy House - Bereavement Help Points
A community based drop-in service model where all people who are bereaved are welcome. It’s a space to meet and talk with others who may be experiencing similar thoughts and feelings, in an informal and supportive setting. Open to all adults in our community, sessions are free of charge and there’s no need to book, just come along.
Cost of living support
Centre for Sustainable Energy
Information and practical support on heating and insulating your home, plus signposting to additional support, hardship fund etc.
Citizen's Advice Bureau
Practical, legal and financial advice. Visit the Citizen's Advice website to find out more.
Food bank directory
We Get It - Bath area
Support and information for people in Bath who are dealing with cancer. Come to a workshop, find a local resource or simply meet others who know how you feel. Your experience. Your story. Your life.
Breast Cancer Now
Monthly face-to-face support group in Bristol for people with secondary breast cancer. Online groups available.
Dorothy House – community groups
A range of groups for patients, carers and family members, including an allotment group, walking, creative writing and social drop-ins