Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Service

This service is specifically for young people (13-18 years) who have been diagnosed with cancer. We work alongside the ward and clinic teams to provide age-appropriate care, as well as emotional, psychological and social support to young people, their family and friends.

Our Teenage Cancer Trust Clinical Nurse Specialist is a point of contact for the young person and their family, offering support, advice and signposting during their treatment journey.

Our Youth Support Coordinator organises and supervises a variety of activities on and off the ward. These include take away nights, arts and crafts, games, competitions etc. Outside of the hospital we have regular patient social evenings, day trips, sailing trips and residential trips etc. Activities are open to you whether you have treatment at BCH or at a shared care hospital.

Useful websites:

Teenage Cancer Trust

Young Lives vs Cancer - What we do

Young Lives vs Cancer - life with cancer