May 2020 Update

Our charity has undergone massive change in the past few months. We took on a new Chief Executive, Maggie Bailey in August 2019, who has driven through a move to new premises and a new logo in February 2020.  We have committed to updating all staff in training...

Meet The Team: Maggie Bailey, Chief Executive

Maggie has been Chief Executive Officer of Coping with Cancer since August 2019. Founded 38 years ago, the charity has been providing complementary therapies and counselling in hospitals throughout the North East region.  All services support people with cancer...

Meet The Team: Millie White, Complementary Therapist

Millie is based in Sunderland Royal Hospital and specialises in Reiki and reflexology treatments. She’s been with us for 10 years.  When Millie retired, she decided to carry on using her Reiki skills and began volunteering with us. Eight years later, she became...

Meet The Team: Linda Baines, Area Manager

Linda works at Sunderland Royal Hospital four days per week and specialises in auricular acupuncture [link to treatment article]. She’s been with us for 15 years. “The acupuncture groups are brilliant; they talk about anything and everything. You wouldn’t believe the...

All About Counselling

The NHS estimates that ‘1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime’. Whether it’s yourself, a family member or a friend who’s diagnosed, finding out someone you care for has cancer can coincide with difficult, unsettling and often painful...