Cancer Support

Cancer Support and Counselling Services in Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Nowadays, technology is improving which means that more people are surviving cancer. At Jo's Hope, we offer counselling services for your friends and family to help them deal with and comprehend the effects of cancer. Our team at our cancer charity are always on hand to support you, so get in touch today to discuss how we can help.

About Our Charity

We have worked hard to create a charity that directly helps you. Our charity is exactly like our founder: ‘straight to the point’; ‘no nonsense’, and ‘practical’. We believe it is important to give back to those who have fought and won the cancer battle. Unfortunately, recent NHS cutbacks mean that fewer provisions are available for you and your family. But that’s where Jo's Hope comes in.

Funding Cutbacks

Due to funding cutbacks, there are several crucial provisions within the Milton Keynes cancer care remit that are currently unavailable to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. These include:

Post-Surgery Bras

These are required to help wounds heal after breast cancer surgery.

Psychological Assistance

There is an extremely limited supply of counselling and psychological assistance available for cancer patients, and nothing is currently available for the families of non-bereaved members.

Non-Medical Therapeutic Provisions:

There are NO provisions available to cancer patients without a waiting list of at least 6 months.

These findings are unacceptable, and at Jo's Hope, we do our utmost to cover these crucial provisions and help you return to the person you were before your diagnosis.

Scenarios of Cancer

A cancer diagnosis brings many varied emotions. Everyone goes through the “why me” scenario. Please read below to learn more about some of the feelings we encounter pre- and post-diagnosis. Please note that these are labels and scenarios we have created to express how cancer affected us and how we coped.

Pre-Cancer Self

Everyone acted normal around you. You received a text message once a week from family and friends if you were lucky. Work colleagues expected you to be able to move heaven and earth in a day. No one cared if you needed a cup of tea or coffee, and travel insurance was £19.99 for an annual subscription.

Post-Cancer Self

Bandanas and head wraps are your new best friends (because you lost all your hair through the horrid chemo). Family and friends you had forgotten about call and ask how you are, so much so that taking a nap and leaving the phone on silent can prompt a loved one to call the police, ambulance, and fire brigade to knock down your door in fear they have lost you. Work colleagues look at you with pity and still expect you to move heaven and earth in one day. Suddenly filling in the pre-questionnaires about health and medicine requires you to leave home half an hour earlier, and travel insurance is astronomical, so if you decide to travel you either don’t tell them about your pre-existing or you just lie.

Family Counselling Facilities

Cancer has a significant impact on your life, and it also affects the people around you, including your friends and family. Jo's Hope offers counselling services for your family, so you can enjoy those precious moments with your loved ones.

Plus, if we come together as a society, we can obliterate many of the obstacles that arise later, including sick leave, depression, and anxiety. As well as supporting you and your family, we also provide programmes for ex-offenders to help them find employment when released from prison.

Post-Surgery Bra Support

One of our charity’s main remits is to provide post-surgery bras for breast cancer patients. If you are going through surgery and need a bra, please contact us by clicking on the link below and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Order a Bra

Supporting Cancer Patients

Our breast cancer charity provides counselling services and other support to suit your needs.

Discuss Your Needs