Self Help UK

Deaf Cancer Support Service

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Deaf Cancer Support Service

To find out more or to make a referral contact:

or Text/Video Call: 07946 685086

Click this link to go to Self Help UK's Directory of Groups and Contacts

If you would like to make a donation to the Deaf Cancer Support Project - Indicate Deaf Cancer Support Funds on the form on the Donation Page.

Click here go to Self Help UK's Donations Page and Donations Form 

Hello My name is Niki Johnson. In the last 2 years, I have been supporting Deaf people who have Cancer and their carers.

Why Deaf Carers?  They too have similar barriers.

This project has been funded by Macmillan. Deaf cancer support project is expanding and going really well. Our service is for Nottingham/shire & Derby/shire. I have good news to share. Since the coronavirus and extended lock down for possible further 3 weeks or maybe more, we don’t know. Our service can provide videocalls support for Deaf people who have cancer . Those who are at home and want to talk another person affected by cancer or Carers, we can provide as they can empathise with you.

We have a team, Deaf Macmillan volunteers, all have been trained by Macmillan and Self Help. They are happy to provide video support in the UK.

We can use text message, messenger, or Zoom. We can provide 1:1 support or other deaf people with cancer on Zoom.

We wanted to let you know our brilliant news and the volunteers are ready and happy to support you.

Maybe you can’t share your feelings with your family, you can with us or other Deaf people who have cancer.

If you are living in the UK and want to chat to get things off your chest

If you are interested and would like the support, please contact us on:

Text: 07946685086

Facebook: BDMac

WhatsApp: 07946685086

Zoom – volunteer will give you the ID & password


Stay at home and Stay safe and take care. Bye bye.

Volunteer with us!

Join our team of amazing Deaf Cancer Support Volunteers with BSL, who provide emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. 


SMS or Text: 07946 685086 

or Click here to visit our volunteering page


The Self Help UK Team give thanks to all our amazing volunteers and all those who are volunteering at this time.

Useful Links and Services

Coronavirus information and advice in BSL.

Deaf or care for someone who is Deaf? Want information and advice about Coronavirus in BSL? Follow the link below:

The Nottinghamshire County Council Coronavirus ‘How to get help’ information has now been translated into a range of formats to make it as accessible as possible. This information is available from the following link:

Click here for advice on Beating the Virus in Pictures

BSL Health Access 
BSL Health Access - Delivering On-Demand BSL Access to UK Health Services

BSL Health Access 

BSL Health Access delivers immediate, on demand access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for communication with Deaf people in health settings free of charge during the current Coronavirus situation.

Click this link to go to the BSL Health Access Website

Deafinitely Theatre to release three shows online for free

All productions are performed in British Sign Language and Spoken English.

Click here for more information

Click here to see the shows on YouTube

Image from the show Grounded