This week is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and to recognise the contribution of carers across the UK.

At Lymphoma Action, we have a host of resources available to support people who may be caring for someone with a diagnosis of lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

Living with lymphoma can be demanding: physically, practically and emotionally – not only for the person who’s been diagnosed, but for family members and friends too.

Readers may be interested in our upcoming webinar, Supporting you – a webinar for families, friends and carers.

Taking place at 6pm on the June 24, this free session aims to recognise the physical, practical and emotional impact on supporting a loved one living with lymphoma, share experiences of some of these issues and learn about some self-care strategies that might be useful.

We have a dedicated section for people caring for someone with lymphoma on our website, and our freephone helpline offers information and support to anyone affected by lymphoma.

We have also recently extended our online support groups to provide a dedicated meeting for family, friends and carers to provide an opportunity for people to gain mutual support and connect with others in a similar situation.

Our book When Someone Close To You Has Lymphoma is written to help people take care of themselves as well as the person they may be supporting.

It contains practical tips and ideas to help with emotional support, as well as quotes from others who have experience of caring for someone who has lymphoma.

Readers may also be interested in listening to our Lymphoma Voices podcast episode where sisters Emma and Sarah talk about the emotional challenges of supporting a loved one at a distance following Sarah’s diagnosis of lymphoma in 2020.

We are here for everyone affected by lymphoma, the fifth most common cancer in the UK.

For further details readers can visit

Amanda Harris

Lymphoma Action