Find out more about the support line and the nurses who provide the service.
“I’ve worked on the support line since it first openend and I've supported so many wonderful women since I came to work at the charity, building long lasting relationships with many. We offer support for everyone, not just the person with ovarian cancer but anyone they know. Over the years, the support we give has grown and diversified, we now also offer our tea and chat sessions for women with a diagnosis, which I facilitate. It’s a privilege to hear people share their experiences and support each other from a place of shared experience and understanding.”
“I previously worked as a clinical nurse specialist in Gynae Oncology within the NHS and before this as a research nurse for clinical trials. As well as supporting people affected by ovarian cancer on the support line, I update our website information about clinical trials and support the nursing team in developing new forms of support.
I also co-facilitate the My Next Steps course with Val. This supports women with ovarian cancer to regain their physical and emotional wellbeing after ovarian cancer treatment."
Frequently asked questions
Is the support line service confidential?
Our support line services are confidential between you and Target Ovarian Cancer. If you contact the Specialist Nurses, you may choose to provide personal information. This will only be used to deal with your enquiry and provide you with support and information.
We will treat your contact as confidential unless there is a risk of serious harm or abuse to you or someone else, in which case, we may have to pass this information onto a third party such as the emergency services. This in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct and/or the law.
How do you use my data?
The personal information that you provide and details of the enquiries you make are stored on a secure database which can only be accessed by our supportive services team. If for any reason, you wish to have your personal details removed from our records, or if you wish to amend your details, please contact our data team: