Our Current Cancer Support Services

Our Cancer Support Centres

On 17 March we made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Cancer Support Centres, for the safety of our service users and staff. This will come into effect from Friday 20 March. We understand that our Support Centres are a lifeline for some people and we are working on how we can continue our support where we can.

Cancer Support Telephone Service

We know that people living with cancer have a lot of anxieties and questions right now, which is why we have created a remote support service. We have introduced a telephone support service for anyone living with cancer. These lines will be monitored by your local Centre Manager. Please use this service if you need support through these uncertain times. This line is open to anyone living with or affected by cancer.

Opening times and numbers for remote support

Bournemouth Cancer Support Centre

Monday – Thursday
10am – 3pm
01202 315824

Chandler’s Ford Cancer Support Centre

Monday – Thursday
10am – 3pm
023 8051 6576

Isle of Wight Cancer Support Centre

Monday – Thursday
10am – 3pm
01983 524186

Waterside Cancer Support Centre

Monday – Thursday
10am – 3pm
023 8178 0409

Our Online Support Group

We have set up an online support group via Facebook. You can talk with others going through a similar experience, share advice and information and talk about how you are feeling.

For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for friends, family members and carers.

Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the comfort of your own home.

Join your online community today
Remote Cancer Support Advice

We are regularly updating our website with support and activities to can do from your own home. These will include videos and helpful advice, online streaming of classes and meditation and telephone counselling. Please contact your local Cancer Support Centre for more information on classes and counselling.

Support Groups

Due to advice to postpone all clubs and gatherings, our cancer support groups have been paused, including MENtalk and the Sing for Life choirs. We are now bringing these services to you online. For more information on how to get involved please get in touch:

MENtalk Support Group
bournemouth.centre@wessexcancer.org.uk

Sing for Life
singforlife@wessexcancer.org.uk

Our Transport Services

Patient transport on our Daisy Buses for people arriving from the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands for hospital treatment at Southampton General Hospital and Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, will keep running with increased precautions. Each bus will have hand sanitiser for you to use when boarding.

This is Me Journal

We’ve also halved the price of our ‘This Is Me’ journal which has been designed to help you find a way through cancer that works for you personally. Copies are now £7.50 and can be ordered by emailing wct@wessexcancer.org.uk

Please follow official Government and NHS sites for the latest official advice about coronavirus.