AS a clinical nurse specialist on Breast Cancer Now's helpline, I'm acutely aware of the shattering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of people with breast cancer.

News of a diagnosis can be a lonely experience and the pandemic has, at times, exacerbated this.

We've seen a sharp rise in calls to our helpline and emails to our Ask Our Nurses service from people struggling emotionally – many say loneliness they've felt living with breast cancer during the pandemic has been the hardest emotional impact to cope with, and that it's negatively impacted their mental health.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to remind everyone affected by breast cancer that we’re always with you.

Our online support services are a click away for anyone after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Whether you're a younger woman, adjusting to life after treatment, or living with incurable secondary breast cancer, our tailored support provides a confidential, safe space to connect with others and access specialist information.

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Jane Murphy, Breast Cancer Now