Your first source of support will be your medical team but there are many other organisations you, as patients and carers, might want to consider for non-medical issues – some of them are listed here.

Help and Support for all cancer types:

Cancer Matters Wessex – Information and Signposting to other services

Macmillan – Information and Advice

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation – Help with financial hardship

Butterflies – Dorchester self-help group

The Living Tree – Bridport self-help group

Help and Support for specific cancer types:

About Face – Head and Neck Cancers

Semi-Colons – Bowel Cancer

Go Girls – Gynae Cancers

GO Group – Gastrectomy and Oesophagectomy

Brain Tumour Support (Dorset)

New-Man Prostate Cancer Support

Other sources of Support and Information:

My Life My Care – Information and Advice

Marie Curie – Information and Support

NHS Choices – Information

Wessex Cancer Alliance – Information

Weldmar Hospicecare – End of life care

Mosaic – Support for bereaved families

Cancer Research UK

Worldwide Cancer Research

General Well-being:

C’Fit – Cancer Rehab exercise referral (Weymouth and Portland)

Stepping Out – Cancer Rehab exercise referral (Bridport)

Wellness Works at 1610 – Exercise (Dorchester)

LiveWell Dorset – Health and Well-being information

Steps2Wellbeing – Health and Well-being help and information

The Garden Studio – Yoga and Alternative Therapies

The Purbeck Workshop – Creative Escapes


E-zec Medical – Dorset Patient Transport

Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester Dial-a-Bus – for those who are unable to use regular public transport