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    helping you recover yours

    So how can we help?

    We are here to support you.

    Cavendish Cancer Care is a local Sheffield charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

    We believe no one should face cancer alone, so we provide emotional and physical support through counselling and therapies for patients, carers and their families.

    Our services are provided free of charge; we rely on donations, fundraising, and help from volunteers to continue our work. We provide the support that local families need.

    An Update.

    We are here to offer support to local families affected by cancer. Cavendish Cancer Care has over 30 years experience in providing emotional and physical support, and have experienced professional therapists available to help you and your loved ones at this time. Although the Tim Pryor Centre is temporarily closed, we are providing telephone and online services, including counselling and body-based therapies.

    Annette is an Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Practitioner and Massage Therapist here at Cavendish Cancer Care. Follow this link for an update from Annette as she describes how online support and body-based techniques can help you, as well as some feedback from clients from the past few months: http://cavcare.org.uk/news/online-support-for-you/

    Our Young People’s Service can provide support by telephone and video calling. Find out more about this service here: https://cavcare.org.uk/about-us/young-peoples-service/.

    We can also offer our well-established peer-to-peer telephone support service, Cavendish Cancer Buddies: https://cavcare.org.uk/about-us/cancer-buddies/

    Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer, and now you’re waiting to see what’s next?

    Has your treatment been put on hold?

    Are you caring for someone, and looking for emotional support at this time?

    If you would like one of the team to contact you to discuss what support is available, please fill in our self-referral form by clicking the link below. Alternatively, you can email us on info@cavcare.org.uk, or call us on 0114 278 4600 and leave a message with your details so we can call you back.

    Self Referral Form

    Help us be there for those who need us

    Cavendish Cancer Care is funded almost entirely by the generosity of the local public and we’d like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support over the last few months.  Sadly, a large number of events and fundraising challenges have been cancelled or postponed for this year, meaning we are having to adapt to different ways of bringing in the income we need to continue our services. Donations from people like you are even more important than normal. We may not be at a stage where we can hold a big get together, however the good news is that there are still lots of ways you can support us, ensuring that we can be here for the local families that so desperately need us during this extremely difficult time:

    You can still get involved in our 250 Challenge – you could get sponsored to have ‘Dress Up Fridays’, set yourself a step challenge or donate your morning commute.

    Is your company still working from home or finding a hybrid solution to being in the office? There’s lot of different ways you can get the team together and raise money for us.

    Maybe sign up to the rearranged Sheffield Half Marathon, perhaps even get your friends, family and colleagues involved.

    Or if all that sounds like too much hard work, you could simply donate to us here and directly fund vital support for people living with cancer – just £11 will fund supplies for an art therapy session to help a child come to terms with their parent’s cancer diagnosis.

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    What we do

    We work alongside the NHS, offering professional counselling and therapy that complements and supports medical treatment. Our team of skilled counsellors and therapists specialise in supporting those with cancer. The services we offer are 100% free of charge and are tailored to each individual’s needs.

    We help people feel more in control, more confident and more able to cope. And we’re just a phone call away on 0114 278 4600. We are a self-referral service, so you don’t need to be referred by a healthcare professional. We’ll aim to see you within 5 working days of you making contact with us.

    If you would like some information to pass on to friends and family, you can download a leaflet about the support we can provide by clicking here.

    Paul's story

    Paul was a carer for his wife Kathy, who had lung cancer. When Kathy passed away, Cavendish helped him manage his grief in a healthy way using counselling, art therapy, and more.

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    Cressida's story

    Shortly after retiring, Cressida was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She says Cavendish helped her cope with anxiety, so she could access her radiotherapy and “keep moving forward.”

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    Michael's story

    A prostate cancer diagnosis left Michael depressed and struggling to communicate. Counselling lifted his mood, helping him to continue work and communicate with his wife.

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    Bethany's story

    When Bethany, a new mum, lost her mum and other family members to cancer, counselling at Cavendish offered her a safe space to address and cope with feelings of anxiety.

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