About the Macmillan Storybook

What is the Macmillan Storybook?

Macmillan’s Storybook is the place for people living with cancer, and those supporting or working for people affected by cancer, to share their experiences. Our voices are more powerful together, and the Storybook helps us speak out louder and stronger.

By sharing stories, you help show decision makers why change must take place. Hearing about real experiences helps reach and change the hearts and minds of politicians and others in a position to make change happen. The Storybook is a way to amplify your voice, so that the right people listen and take action for positive change.

Our voices are more powerful together, and the Storybook helps us speak out louder and stronger. Use this form to tell your story.

What is the Wall of Support?

If you’d like to show your support for Macmillan’s Storybook rather than add a story, you can add your name and message to our Wall of Support. By adding your name and message, you’re telling people living with cancer that they haven't been forgotten. Together we can make change for people with cancer.

Campaigning at Macmillan

We believe in the role of people-powered campaigns to bring about positive change that helps people with cancer live life as fully as they can. Our goal is to improve lives through positive changes to legislation and policy. We help you to raise your voice and speak out about why change is needed.

Essentially, we campaign for change. Our movement is over 21,000 strong and we’re growing every day. With our campaigners’ help, we’ve changed things for the better for people with cancer. Before coronavirus hit, we spoke out together about the financial impact of cancer, support for people after cancer treatment ends, welfare cuts, the lack of support for carers and improving care at the end of life. Our work isn’t finished and there is much more to do. 

We empower people to take action to support this and ask decision makers, such as politicians, institutions, or organisations, for change. We hope you will join us by sharing your story here or signing the Wall of Support. We’d love to have you on board.

You can find out more about our other campaigns here.

Contacting us

If you have questions or compliments, we want to hear from you. Email us at [email protected]

If you require cancer information and support please call our support line on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm).

Moderation of the Macmillan Storybook

We ask all users contributing content to the Storybook to please follow our guidelines. We rely on users reporting offensive and inappropriate content. We will endeavour to respond to all emails and alerts within 2 working days.

Common questions about the Storybook

Can people share my story?

Yes, please remember that all the information and content that you post on the Storybook is public – it can be read and then shared by anyone, and potentially found through search engines.

Can I remove my story once I’ve posted it?

If you’ve changed your mind and would like to remove or edit your story from the Storybook, please contact us on [email protected], and we will remove your story as soon as we can.

Can I report a story that I think is offensive?

If someone posts something you feel violates our content guidelines or Terms and Conditions, please let us know immediately by selecting ‘Report content’, and then ignore it. You can also email us at [email protected] if you have any concerns. Do not confront users publicly through the Storybook or on social media, please just report and then ignore.

How do I get involved with campaigning?

Become part of a movement campaigning for better support for people living with cancer by joining our network of campaigners.

We'll keep you up to date with opportunities to take action, and you'll get the latest news from our campaigns through our email newsletter every two months.

Together we can have real impact for people living with cancer.

Sign up as a campaigner

Please remember

  • Views expressed in stories on the Storybook are purely the views of users, and as such don't constitute professional recommendations or advice or the opinions of Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • We have the right to update and change our Storybook Guidelines, and Terms and Conditions at any time.
  • If you have any questions about these guidelines, or anything on the site at all, you can contact us via [email protected] – we’ll do all we can to help.

You can find the full terms and conditions for this site here, and our guide to content standards for stories.

Cancer Information and Support

If you have cancer or are looking after someone with cancer, it's understandable you might be worried about coronavirus. 

We have support and guidance for people living with cancer during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes information about the impact on treatment, looking after your immune system and the financial support available.

We're also here if you want to talk to someone:

Talk to someone

Whether it’s information, practical support or simply a listening ear you need, Macmillan’s here for you. Get in touch with us using the services below.

Need to talk?

Call us free on
0808 808 0000
Every day 8am - 8pm.

Email us

Don't feel like talking? You can complete our online form and we'll attempt to reply within two working days.

Online Community

Join our Community – talk to people who know what you're going through, and ask our Experts questions about cancer.