Useful contacts

To help you make the right decision for you, below are some useful organisations, websites, forums and guidelines. These might help you to talk with other professionals and women who can provide support and have been through similar experiences to you.

General cancer support

Tel: 0808 2080 888

Breast Cancer Care
Helpline: 0808 800 6000

Macmillan Cancer Support
Tel: 0808 808 0000

Teenage Cancer Trust
Tel: 020 7612 0370

Yorkshire Cancer Research
Tel: 01423 501 269

CLIC Sargent
(Young Lives vs Cancer)
Tel: 0300 330 0803

Fertility organisations

British Infertility Counselling Association

Donor Conception Network

The Daisy Network

Fertility Friends

Fertility Network UK
Tel: 01424 732 361​

Future Fertility Trust

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Tel: 020 7291 8200

National Gamete Donation Trust

British Fertility Society

Fertility Preservation UK

Adoption and fostering

Adoption UK
Tel: 0844 848 7900


Counselling and emotional support

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Tel: 01455 883 300

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Tel: 020 7014 9955

Youth Access
Tel: 020 8772 9900

Guidelines to deliver services

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

British Fertility Society

Fertility Preservation UK


NICE (2013) Fertility problems: assessment
and treatment [CG156]

NICE (2014) Cancer services for children
and young adults: fertility support [QS55]


NICE (2016) Cryopreservation to preserve fertility in people diagnosed with cancer

Human Tissue Authority

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)