Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association Working against cancer on the Isle of Man since 1959 This site is currently under reconstruction
                Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association Working against cancer on the Isle of Man since 1959 This site is currently under reconstruction

Feelings & Emotions

A cancer diagnosis can feel like a rollercoaster of emotions, and everyone responds differently to the ups and downs.


Some people find it helpful to talk to friends or family; or someone who has had a personal experience of cancer themselves – local support groups are listed in the Useful Contacts section.


There is also help available from:



These organisations also offer support to those who are caring for you during your cancer treatment, including support for younger family members.

The Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service also have literature on dealing with the emotional impact of cancer.


There are people who can listen and support,

don’t think that you have to go through this alone

Emotional Support Out of Hours

If you need to talk to someone outside of office hours for emotional support, please contact:

  • Crisis Response Team (Mental Health Services) - (01624) 642860
  • Samaritans - (01624) 663399