Living with cancer

Spiritual support

Many people have spiritual needs that are influenced by personal values, beliefs and relationships. Spiritual support may be given by friends and family, a hospital chaplain or other religious leader.

Hospital chaplains are happy to help anyone, whether they are religious or not, and can put you in touch with ministers or leaders who are relevant to your beliefs. Most hospitals have a chapel and many have a pastoral centre. Local churches and religious groups can also offer support and practical help.