Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Support and Resources

Dealing with prostate cancer and COVID-19 may be especially difficult for you and your family. And if you're feeling stressed or worried during these times, you're not alone.

To support you, we’ve gathered trusted resources that you may find useful. We’ve included guidance for cancer support, as well as looking after your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Please continue to follow any specific advice recommended by your healthcare team during this time.

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Prostate Cancer
and COVID-19

For support from Prostate Cancer UK’s specialist nurses:

(9am-6pm, Monday to Friday; 10am - 8pm, Wednesday)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Call

0808 808 00 00

(9am-5pm, 7 days a week)

Contact Cancer Research UK nurses for cancer-related information and support

Call 0808 800 40 40

(9am-5pm, Monday through Friday)

Common questions on treatment delays, PSA tests, and other concerns
Connect with the prostate cancer community for support and shared experiences
Advice on symptoms, cancer treatments and clinical trials
Advice for high risk cancer patients
Guidance on symptoms, risk, impact on treatment and self-isolation

Communication
and Relationships

Self-isolation, physical distancing and other concerns during this time can place relationships under pressure. Finding ways to have better conversations and stay connected can help.

Talk to a trained counsellor at Relate about relationship issues

Call 0300 0030396 to book an online appointment

Use instant messaging on Live Chat

Access the Family Relationship Advice Line
Tips for a smoother relationship
Dealing with irritations in your relationship

Mental
Wellbeing Support

For help in all emergencies, including self-harm, harm to others or concern about someone's life being in immediate danger, call emergency services on 999.
For support to deal with feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts, call the Samaritans

Call 116 123

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Text the Shout Crisis text line on 85258

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Mental health support during the coronavirus outbreak

Visit the Samaritans

Managing mental wellbeing and tips for coping during COVID-19
Mental health helplines and support groups
Ask, Listen, Encourage action & Check in (ALEC)

Reach out to family or friends who might be doing it tough using these 4 steps

Maintaining a
Healthy Lifestyle

Exercising and maintaining a healthy diet might be particularly challenging right now. Here are tips on eating well and staying active, as best you can.

Healthy meals from limited ingredients
Advice on eating for health and wellbeing

Go to the NHS Eatwell Guide

Nutrition and older adults
Incorporating an active lifestyle into daily life at any age
Diet and physical activity for men with prostate cancer
Explore articles on diet and exercise

General COVID-19
Information

For urgent medical advice or treatment

call 111

What you can and can’t do, and general guidance
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