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.

 

Prostate Cancer and COVID-19

Communication and Relationships

Mental Wellbeing Support

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

General COVID-19 Information

Prostate Cancer and COVID-19


For support from Prostate Cancer UK’s specialist nurses:
Call 0800 074 8383 (9am-6pm, Monday to Friday; 10am-8pm, Wednesday)
Other ways to contact PCUK specialist nurses

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 to Friday)

Common questions on treatment delays, PSA tests, and other concerns
Prostate Cancer UK

Connect with the prostate cancer community for support and shared experiences
Prostate Cancer UK Online Community

Advice for high risk (cancer) patients
National Health Service (NHS)

Guidance on symptoms, risks, impact on treatment and self-isolation
Macmillan Cancer Support

Advice on symptoms, cancer treatments and clinical trials
Cancer Research UK

Communication and Relationships


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

Talk to a trained counsellor at Relate about individual or relationship issues:
Call 0300 0030396 to book an online appointment
Use instant messaging on Live Chat

Advice on keeping relationships healthy
Relate UK

Tips for a smoother relationship
Relate UK

Dealing with irritations in your relationship
View video from Relate UK

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.

Need support? Help to deal with feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call The Samaritans on 116 123
Text the Shout crisis text line on 85258

Mental health support during the coronavirus outbreak
The Samaritans

Managing mental wellbeing and tips for coping during COVID-19
Mental Health UK

Mental health helplines and support groups
National Health Service (NHS)

 

Ask, Listen, Encourage action & Check in (ALEC)
Reach out to family or friends who might be having a tough time using these four steps
Movember

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
The British Nutrition Foundation

8 tips for eating well
The British Nutrition Foundation

Simple exercises to do at home
National Health Service

Advice on eating for health and wellbeing
The British Nutrition Foundation

Incorporating an active lifestyle into daily life at any age
The British Nutrition Foundation

Diet and physical activity for men with prostate cancer
Prostate Cancer UK

Explore articles on diet and exercise
True North (Movember)

General COVID-19 Information

For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance

Should you urgently need medical advice or treatment, but are not in immediate danger, use
the NHS - 111 online service or call 111 if you are unable to get help online.

Advice for everyone
National Health Service (NHS)

What you can and can't do, and general guidance
The United Kingdom Government