What we do

No one should have to cope with the emotional impact of a life threatening diagnosis alone. Our free services support anyone affected directly or indirectly by cancer or a life threatrening condition, from age four upwards, with no time limit. Visit 'Get Support' for information about the types of support we offer.

WHY Cancer Charity

Our mission

Our mission is to provide free therapeutic support for children, families and individuals in Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire who are affected directly or indirectly by cancer and other life threatening conditions.

When you ask why...we hear you.

Our vision

Our vision is a world where free access to high-quality therapeutic support is available when and where it is needed, for everyone affected by cancer and any other life threatening conditions.


Our values

🟣 We are empathetic, collaborative and proactive in our work

🟣 We are an innovative and learning organisation always seeking to improve the support we provide.

🟣 We have a culture of trust building our team sustainably.

🟣 We operate independently and strive to always evidence the impact of our service.

🟣 The counsellors at WHY are professionally trained, experienced and adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or alternative professional body.

Ben's story

Ben talks about using our service through his school when his dad died and how it inspired him to become involved with We Hear You.

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