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Workplace support through your cancer journey

Supporting you through cancer

We’ve worked with departments and agencies, and the Cross-Departmental Working Through Cancer Network to create these guides. They show how we can help and signpost to other organisations who can help when we can’t.

Thank you to The Companies House Cancer Support Group, The Home Office Cancer Support Group and The Cross-Government Working Through Cancer Network, and also our Welsh Language Advocate volunteers, for their help proof reading the Welsh versions of these guides.

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Support for you at work

If you are working following a cancer diagnosis, you may require support from your employer.

If you’re a serving civil servant, contact your HR Department or Workplace Adjustments Team for advice.


Support for your mental health

Whether you have cancer yourself or are supporting someone close to you, a diagnosis can rock your world.

In this Government People Group video, Gul Naz Aziz shares her experience of loneliness following her husband’s cancer diagnosis.

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Useful links

For specific cancer type organisations, local or specialist support, take a look at Marie Curie‘s comprehensive list.

Working through cancer network


Civil Service working support group for all staff who have been affected by cancer, whether through a personal diagnosis or supporting someone with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Helpline: 0808 808 00 00

Emotional, practical, physical, and financial support for people living with cancer, at every stage of their cancer experience, as well as their family and friends.


Free expert care and support in centres across the UK and online.

Cancer Research

Cancer information including treatment options for different types of cancer, as well as advice about how to support someone with cancer.


Information and support for young people who have a parent with cancer.

Cancer Hair Care

Helpline: 01438 311 322

Advice and support on all aspects of hair loss, hair loss prevention and hair care, before, during and after cancer treatments.

Look Good Feel Better

Free workshops providing practical advice about changes to skin, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, nails and body confidence.

Look good, feel better cancer support

Look Good, Feel Better is a UK-based cancer support charity who understand how emotionally challenging living with cancer can be. Join this wellbeing workshop led by their beauty and health expert volunteers to help people feel good, look better and more like themselves again.

Can’t see the video? Watch on Vimeo.

Look Good Feel Better Cancer Support Webinar

How we can help and support you

Boost your wellbeing

Day-to-day wellbeing app to help you manage your wellbeing.

Support for carers

If you care for someone, you need care and support too. We’re here to help

Jonathan’s Story
With the support of the Charity for Civil Servants, I was able to develop a variety of strategies to help me balance work and home life.
Jonathan's Story

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