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Further Help

There are lots of people you can talk to if you want further help.  Try talking to a family member, teacher or friend.  There are also some organisations who can give you more information or where you can leave messages on their website.

Winston’s Wish can offer help when someone important has died.  They can give advice to families and there is a part of the Web site for children and young people where they can share experiences.


This site is developed especially for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. You can learn more about cancer and its treatment and through individual stories you can see how this might affect you and your family.

You can contact them with any questions that are not answered by the information on the site.  You can also get in touch if you would like any advice or emotional support in relation to what you are going through at the moment.

This site is for people aged 13-35 who are a sibling or child of a person with cancer.

MND Connect Helpline: 08457 626262

This site gives information about Motor Neurone Disease.  You can contact the helpline with any questions or download a guide for young people affected by MND called “So what is MND anyway”.

York Carers’ Centre offers support to young carers, aged between 8 and18 years who are helping to look after someone at home.

Telephone Macmillan Youth Line: 0808 808 0000 (Mon –Fri, 9am to 9pm)
or email

Supports young people (aged 12 to 21) who are affected by cancer and need to talk to someone.


Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week, 1pm to 11pm)    

Provides a free confidential helpline that gives young people under 25 who need help and don’t know where to turn.  They can be contacted any day of the year by phone, webchat, email, text message or use our online directory, WebHelp 24/7.

Freephone helpline: 0800 808 1677 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm)  

This is a website to support young people aged 12-18 after the death of someone close to them. RD4U means the 'road for you' and the main aim of this site is to let you find your own 'road' to dealing with your loss. It has been developed by young people and contains personal experiences, a chat room and other activities.

Tel: 08001111    

Free national helpline number for children in danger or distress, available all day and night.


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