ACCESS Cancerlink is a support network, in English, for individuals with cancer family members, friends, co-workers and care-givers
It can be an overwhelming experience when your life is touched by cancer. Whether it is yourself, a family member or close friend, it has a huge impact. This is particularly so if you are living away from your home country and your usual support network.
ACCESS Cancerlink is here to support you in these difficult circumstances
To provide an opportunity for individuals affected by cancer to find the understanding and support they need to enhance their ability to cope.
Talking about cancer can relieve some of the anxiety and is the first step towards dealing with it. But this is often too difficult with those closest to you. This is where ACCESS Cancerlink can help.
- Free telephone support, provided by counsellors from the International Councelling Connections, working with ACCESS on a voluntary basis. The ACCESS Cancerlink team has also volunteers who are cancer survivors, carers, or have a background in oncology nursing.
- Information about services and organisations, locally and globally, which provide cancer support. Click here to access our resource list on the International Counselling Connections website.
- Help in finding one-to-one counselling. The Ingeborg Douwes Centrum in Amsterdam, specialists in the provision of cancer support, has designed a self-assessment questionnaire to help establish whether you might benefit from counselling.
Click here to download the questionnaire.
- A means of connecting with others whose lives are or have been affected by cancer. This can be through telephone networking or group events organised by ACCESS Cancerlink.
International Counselling Connections:
Tel: 06 2259 0772
"Survivor of cancer can be a great source of hope to people coping with diagnosis and treatment. Connecting people who can help each other is an important part of ACCESS Cancerlink"