Get support from Hope
Get support from Hope
If you’re aged 11+ and a close family member has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, we are here for you.
You can chat privately to our online support team, or join the community of young people across the UK who genuinely understand what you’re going through.
Come and be a part of our online community
Sometimes it’s just easier to write things down. Wherever you live, if you’re aged 13 to 25 and feel like chatting to other people your age going through the same as you then join the closed We Are Hope group on Facebook.
If you’re feeling down and need to chat, want to share what you got up to last night or feel the need to debate the highs and lows of your favourite footie team, we are here for you.
(By the way, it’s a private group so we deal with all requests by messaging and checking every new member understands what we’re all about. Once you’ve requested to join, please check your ‘other’ or ‘filtered’ messages on Facebook, and we’ll add you as soon as we’ve been introduced.)
Or chat with us one-to-one, in confidence
Suzie Hope is a team of trained professionals who are there when you need a listening ear. You can send a private message to chat, either by email or Facebook, or if you prefer we can support you through Microsoft Teams video chat or audio call. See below for more details on how to get in touch.
Chat with us on Teams video, Teams audio or by email
If you’re aged 11-25, it’s really easy to access one-to-one support via video, audio or email – just fill in this quick self-referral form and one of our team will be in touch!Fill in the form here >
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger
If you’re aged 13 to 25 you can add Suzie Hope as a friend, or simply send a message if you’d prefer them not to appear in your Facebook friend list. You can book a session to chat, or come to one of our drop ins if you’re having a tough day.
Watch out: the “other” or “filtered” messages section on Facebook can cause issues for some people, so if you’ve sent a request and haven’t heard back or been accepted, please check there.
If you’re moving to university soon or are living away from home, we’ve got you covered! Apart from our support groups and one-to-one services above, you can also download our free Student Survival Guide back, with helpful tips on how to cope with university life when a close family member gets sick.Download pack
Get support locally
If you live in Herefordshire you may be able to access our “Hope on the Road” trips, activities, youth sessions or one-to-one support. Our team understand what it’s like to have a family member who is seriously ill, and meeting others going through the same thing can be a wonderful source of support.
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Need help immediately?
Hope is not a 24-hour service, so if you’re in need of emergency support right now, please contact one of these organisations below who may be able to help you. If it’s not urgent, this list of helpful links may also help you find the support you need.
If you’re under 19 and need to talk about a problem you are facing.
Offering confidential emotional support to absolutely everyone.
If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency. In emergencies, call 999.