Young Lives vs Cancer (Belfast) Central Support Young Lives vs Cancer

Contact Information

25 Elmwood Mews, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT9 6FA
Contact Person
Simon Darby
Telephone Number
0300 303 5220
Email Address
Web Address
Visit Website
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Additional Information

When a child is diagnosed with cancer it threatens everything, for them and their family. At a time when they should be busy being children, enjoying their rollercoaster teenage years or finding their feet at uni, life becomes full of fear. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, of overwhelming money worries, mental health stretched to breaking point, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we get that. We are the charity that helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.

We know everyone’s different, so we work hard to make sure each family has what they need to get through cancer. It could be a financial grant for a parent struggling to keep their child warm through their treatment or for a young person who can’t afford to get to hospital. Or helping a family stay together at one of our free Homes from Home close to the hospital where their child is having treatment.

And if we think families aren’t being heard by the whole system, we’re not afraid to raise their voices or shout on their behalf. Children and young people with cancer deserve the same opportunities as anyone else. We’ll always have their back, because we’ve been there before.

Powered by the kindness of our supporters, we’ll face it all together.

If you’re under 25 and going through cancer or know someone who is, our team are here for you. They’ll answer any queries and offer support, whether it’s money problems, benefits, emotional support or living with cancer in general.

There is a dedicated team of social workers in Northern Ireland to support young people and families in hospital, at home, in the community (face to face) or over the phone.

You can either message us on Live Chat, call our team on 0300 303 5220 or email us at

Our team is on hand from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday or if you have a social worker you can also speak to them.

We have 2 Homes from Home in Belfast with more info on our website here: a-free-place-to-stay/

For more information please visit our website / Facebook

Available to Age Groups
0-25 Years
Category of Services
  • Cancer Support Services
Areas covered
  • All of N Ireland
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker

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