Talk to someone about loss

For free support call us on 0800 092 7640

(Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, excluding bank holidays)

When someone close to us dies, we may feel a separation from everyday life. Often, when we are able to share our experiences and talk openly, it becomes possible to regain a sense of connection. If you have lost someone to cancer, we’re here if you need support and a listening ear.

Bereavement support

We hold a bereavement support group in each of our centres, which is part of the HILL Bereavement Programme (Help in Loss of Loved Ones).

The group provides you with support and time with people just like you, who have been affected by the impact of cancer, where people who are dealing with a loss can meet and chat to share experiences.

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Sometimes when dealing with a loss, it’s important to take the time and have a structured form of therapy. Counselling allows you a private space and the opportunity to explore feelings and emotions in a confidential setting, with a qualified professional.

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Find a support centre near you

Find a support centre near you

Our Big C Centres at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn are open Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).

    Further support

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    Complementary Therapies

    Find out how our complementary therapies can help you relax and release tension.

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    Welfare advice

    Our trained advisors are here to talk you through your financial concerns following the loss of a loved one.

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    Browse our resources

    We can help you with practical information and resources following your loss to navigate the path ahead.

    How to book support


    Call us on 0800 092 7640 to chat to our support team (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, excluding bank holidays).


    Email us on with your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

    Speak to your GP

    Have a chat with your GP or healthcare team who will be able to get in touch with us on your behalf.

    “Having lost the ‘light of my life’ to cancer, Big C were immediately there for me.

    The team are so friendly and empathetic and always offer support or they’re there just to listen, which is what you need when you have just lost someone very dear to you.

    A fantastic service, support, and team.”


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