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Advice and Information

Brain Tumour Support

Brain Tumour Support is dedicated to providing support for patients, families and carers  so no-one feels alone facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis. They provide individualised and specialist information, guidance and emotional support, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as it is needed.


CANCERActive is a national charity for complementary and integrative cancer treatment and support.

Cancer Research UK

If someone close to you is affected by cancer and you've got questions, call one of the Cancer Research information nurses on 08080 800 4040 - the line is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Cancer Support UK

Cancer Support UK provide practical and emotional support to people with cancer, during and after treatment. the services are designed and delivered by people who have experienced cancer themselves in order to improve the experience of others.



Force offer physical, emotional, psychological and practical support to anyone diagnosed with cancer locally.

Force are also able to offer support groups with some groups open to carers and family members. The link provides up to date information of current groups.


Macmillan provide support from the moment of diagnosis, through to treatment and beyond.

The Macmillan Support Line is open Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm on 0808 808 0000 - call them if you are worried about practical issues, have questions about treatment or just want someone to listen to.

There is an online community page for carers only - a safe and supportive place to share your worries and emotions.

Macmillan are also able to offer grants to help people with costs caused by or related to their cancer. These are small, mostly one-off payments available for a variety of things; for example if you need extra clothing, help paying heating bills or even a relaxing break, you may be entitled to a Macmillan Grant.


Marie Curie

The service is offered for people living with any terminal illness and their families.  They offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.

There are specific pages on the website for carers and family members, providing a lot of information on caring for someone with a terminal illness.



Support Groups

Brain Tumour Support

The groups are open to anyone who has been affected by a brain tumour, whether a patient, family member, friend or a carer and meetings are held at venues in Exeter and Plymouth throughout the year.


This link contains details of support groups in Devon that have registered with Cancer Active.  Select a group for further details.



Use the above link to search for nearest support groups in your area.