If you or someone you know has been affected by issues covered in our programmes​ please see the relevant programme page below for ​information, advice and support​.

Coronation Street - Cancer Research UK

If you have any questions about cancer you can call Cancer Research UK’s Nurses on Freephone 0808 800 4040. Lines are open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.

Cancer Research UK also have an online forum where people affected by cancer can get support from others.

For easy to understand information about all types of cancer please go to the About Cancer section of our website.

Emmerdale - Sands

SandsSands support anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby, whether your baby died recently or long ago.The Sands helpline hours are:Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, plus Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7pm – 10pm. *Special late hours of 7pm-10pm on Monday 1 October, as well as from 6pm-10pm on Tuesday 2 October.**

Calls to Sands’ Helpline on 0808 164 3332 are completely free.

Or email
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Butterfly - Stonewall

Stonewall is Britain’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, working to create a world where every single person can be accepted without exception. For more information, including resources on how you can come out for trans equality, visit

Infoline: 08000 50 20 20 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Email us:

Butterfly - Samaritans

The Samaritans is a registered charity that can provide support for anyone in distress. You don't have to be suicidal to call Samaritans.
Call any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), or email, or visit to find details of your nearest branch.
Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF
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