DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Cancer organisations and information

The majority of information on these sites is created for adults but written in plain and easy to understand English.

Please get in touch if there is anything that you'd like to talk through with us here at riprap. Find local support in your area here.

Links updated 8/12/2016

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends. Built in the grounds of NHS hospitals, our Centres are warm and welcoming places with professional staff on hand to offer the support you need to find your way through cancer. Check out the website to see if there is a centre near you or visit Maggie's Online Centre. UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Their website offers a wealth of information on cancer types, treatment and support. UK

Macmillan Cancer Support offers information and support in various ways, online and locally. UK

Marie Curie Cancer Care offer support to people with advanced cancer and their families. This includes help and support to children of people with cancer through their hospices or through their network of Marie Curie Nurses. UK

Breast Cancer Care is a UK charity offering information and support for anyone affected by breast cancer. UK

Prostate Cancer UK offers a wide range of information and support concerning prostate cancer. UK

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation provides information and support through their lung cancer helpline, factsheets and magazines. UK  

Bowel Cancer UK - offering a wide range of information and support for those affected by bowel cancer. UK

Leukaemia Care offers various types of information and support in relation to blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. UK

Lymphoma Assocation Supporting people affected by lymphatic cancer. UK

The Brain Tumour Charity funds pioneering research, raise awareness of the diseases and on their website you can find a range of information and support in relation to brain tumours. UK

NHS Choices - Information from the NHS on health and illnesses, including cancer. UK

The American Cancer Society offers information on cancer and treatments. USA

Cancer Australia is a site from the Australian Government to benefit Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Australia