Information and support for people living with cancer in Northern Ireland

Macmillan Cancer Support

Across Northern Ireland

Type of support for people

  • Information and advice
Help offered

While face-to-face meetings are not possible in the current circumstances, local Macmillan services continue to operate by telephone and email including:

  • Macmillan Information and Support services - located in every health trust to support people living with cancer, their carers and families
  • Macmillan Telephone Buddy Scheme  - matching volunteers with people living with cancer 
  • Macmillan Benefits Advice Service - helps people access the financial support they need
  • Macmillan’s Move More physical activity initiative - helps people get active and stay active after a cancer diagnosis
  • Macmillan’s Community Helper Scheme - provides on-going emotional support to people affected by cancer, including carers
How to access this support
  • For Information and Support services in your area visit
  • For the Macmillan Benefits Advice Service call 0300 1233 233
  • For the Community Helper Scheme contact [email protected] or call 07936 364349
  • For Move More, visit to find out about the service in your area
  • For the Telephone Buddy Scheme visit

Comprehensive information and support, including Macmillan’s latest guidance and advice on the impact of coronavirus on cancer care, is available on and our online community continues to provide invaluable emotional and peer support. The free Macmillan Support Line is open seven days a week 9am-5pm on 0808 808 00 00.