Plus Ones

A few years ago, the partners of a couple of Shine members approached us about starting a ‘Plus Ones’ group. Having cancer is tough, they noted – but so is supporting someone with cancer. We started our Plus Ones group online and it’s continued to grow over the years. As we’ve worked more on supporting the supporters, we’ve also learned more about the issues that they can face.

Our Plus Ones include partners, parents, siblings, adult children and close friends of someone dealing with a cancer diagnosis in their 20s, 30s or 40s. We're currently working on finding out more about how we can support this important group. 

Near London? why not join our Plus One Network? Run by Geoff and Salma, both of whom are supporting their partners, Shine Plus Ones meet up regularly in London. You can get in touch with them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Watch this space for more details as we develop new programmes to support you, in the mean-time, take a look at the resources below and get in touch if you have any suggestions or questions.

Our podcast series 'Not your grandma's cancer show' has an episode for plus ones, click below to listen now.

The other half: In this episode Tatum talks to Salma, Geoff, Matt and Jason about what it's like to be a partner of a young adult living with a cancer diagnosis.



You can also read about Salma's experiences as a plus one here.