Emotional support

Talking to children about cancer

Support for Families

Maggie’s Cancer Support Specialists can help you talk to your children about cancer and what is happening; you can drop into the Centre to speak to them at any time. We also offer one-to-one and family support with a psychologist or Cancer Support Specialist.

Support for Children

In a number of our Centres we offer one-off Kids Days and Teen Days for children and young people who have a parent with cancer. These sessions provide a space in which young people can explore their concerns, meet others in the same situation and find out more about what is happening to their mum or dad.

If you would like support talking to your children about cancer please get in touch with your local Centre. You can find your nearest Maggie’s Centre using the search tool below.

Maggie’s Cancerlinks

Maggie’s CancerLinks is a site that helps people to navigate the maze of information available and find their way to quality information about cancer and the support before, during and after treatment.

You can also find information and support online. Our Online Centre offers the same supportive community and practical, emotional and social support as you’ll find in all our Centres.

"My 15 year old Daughter also experienced the tranquillity and hospitality of Maggie’s. 'Mummy' she said, 'I'd like to live here'.. and so we can in our own special way, remembering to live each day with the Maggie's light shining brightly."
Andrea, London

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