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We know that having cancer at a young age can be isolating and lonely - and we’re working to change that. We provide support and activities both online and in person.

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Information and Resources

Information on topics that we know are important to young adults living with a cancer diagnosis. We also share some of our favourite organisations. 

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All about Shine

Shine is working to create a community of young adults with cancer. All of our work is designed to bring people closer together and ensure that they get the support the need. 

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  • Our vision is that every adult in the UK living with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s can access the help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle, and that they are a part of a confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults living with cancer.
  • Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone in their 20s, 30s or 40s diagnosed with any cancer. We do this through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring.

Find out more about Shine on our about page

 

Events in your area
Want to meet up with other younger adults facing cancer?

Our Networks are not typical support groups: we don’t meet in hospitals, there is no set agenda, and we never sit around in a circle ‘sharing’! Our Shine Networks meet up on a regular basis for drinks, dinner, beach walks, bowling and more. And as a bonus, Shine always buys the first round!

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We are really grateful to all of these organisations who support Shine in a variety of ways. From funding to staff time and specialist advice, we couldn't do what we do without them!

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Learn more about the unmet needs of young adults with cancer (for healthcare professionals)

Cambridge workshop 5 March 2018

On 5th March 2018 (11:30am to 1:30pm), Shine is running a workshop at the Deakin Centre in Cambridge. This workshop is offered free of charge!

  • Learn more about the unmet needs of adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s with cancer
  • Hear about Shine programmes and other activities that can support your patients
  • Certificates of attendance provided
  • Lunch is included!