This psychosocial referral checklist can be used to identify patients at higher risk of psychosocial distress who may benefit from additional assessment and appropriate referral for psychosocial care.

The following resource was developed to help healthcare professionals screen, assess and manage psychosocial issues in adults with cancer: 

This clinical pathway provides evidence-based recommendations to guide best practice and consistent care in the management of anxiety and depression in people diagnosed with cancer.  

Other online resources


This Cooperative Clinical Trials Group aims to improve the outcomes of patients experiencing a diagnosis of cancer, their families and carers through evaluation and implementation of psychosocial and supportive care interventions. 

This group promotes the psychosocial care of patients with cancer, their families and carers, to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver optimal psychosocial care, and to promote the timely translation of research into clinical practice. 


International society that aims to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer: 1) response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages, and 2) psychological, social and behavioural factors that influence tumour progression and survival. 

US-based professional organisation dedicated to psychosocial aspects of cancer treatment. 

An international, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the practice, education and research of supportive care in cancer.