Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

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Information, support groups, therapies

The Centre is open! 

Our doors are open and we are here ready to welcome our lovely members with a cuppa. We can currently offer the following:

  • In-person 1:1 emotional support (pre-booked)
  • In-person therapies (pre-booked)
  • Indoor seating for members to meet in groups of 6 or less (pre-booked)
  • Outdoor seating for members to meet in groups of 30 or less

Apologies, space is limited (particularly indoors) in line with government guidelines and to ensure we can offer a safe environment. Please call to pre-book your space!

When considering visiting The Centre once we do reopen, you can be assured that we have undertaken a COVID-19 risk assessment and implemented measures appropriately.  If planning to sit outdoors, members should consider bringing their own food and drink.

Additionally, we will continue to have free online events available including a range of support activities.

Please see the Events page for further information.

If you would like to receive our news and updates regularly, you can sign up to our e-newsletters here. 

You can read our latest newsletter (June 2021) here.

The Centre Management team are available to contact by telephone or email if you would like support or advice, Mondays to Wednesdays 10am to 4pm. Tel: 01223 840105 or 07909 118432 or email.

Alternatively, Janet Hickman, Trustee and Facilitator of the Macmillan courses, is available to provide support on 07866 331782 or by email.

Other help and support available:

Talking Together. Would you like an opportunity to chat to other members?  An opportunity to share with others, experiences and tips or just to chat to others who understand.  Sessions will be facilitated by Janet but led by you. Details here.

Macmillan Cancer Hope course. Get support and share experiences at this free online, six-week HOPE (Help Overcome Problems Effectively) course. The latest course started on Monday 7th June 2021. Details on our next course will be posted here.

Guided Imagery, Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions. Learning these beneficial techniques may help you manage some of your symptoms and achieve a more balanced life. Details and how to book here.

Managing Anxiety and Stress with Relaxation.  If you are struggling with anxiety and stress, this free online session will help. Provided by our friend Mara, who is an Occupational Therapist and trainer. Details here.

Emotional support. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, emotional support can help. Our therapist is offering free telephone consultations at this time. Details and how to book here.

Self-help Massage On-Line – for yourself or to share with others in your household. Learn simple massage and acupressure techniques with Claire, to relieve stresses and strains. Details and how to book here.

See our therapies page for two short, self help videos made for us by Julia and Emma, our volunteer Reflexology therapists, as well as details of our Bach Flower Remedies therapist offer of free telephone consultations and remedies by post.

Zoom for Non Zoomers – if you are baffled by what Zoom is and how to use it,  Adrian, one of our Trustee Advisers, will talk you though the basic steps to help build your confidence and open up a whole new world! For more details email Adrian.

We have put together a list of organisations who can provide advice and support which you may find useful on days The Centre team are not working.. Please see our Information Page. 

Please keep an eye on our website for updates and on our Facebook Page.

Can you help? Volunteer with us! – we are currently recruiting. Details here.

With our current income depleted, donations to support our work are very welcome. Every penny helps us continue supporting those in need. Please click on the donate button above or see here for simple ways to help us raise funds, including details of how to raise funds for free while online shopping. Thank you.


We run a number of self-management programmes to help you manage your condition.


We offer a wide range of complimentary therapies from qualified therapists.


We have a number of thriving groups and we organise regular social activities.

Support Groups

Why not join one of our support groups?

Let's turn the 'Big C' around

2021-22 Membership

Earlier in the year, memberships were put on hold and extended as a consequence of The Centre being closed due to the pandemic.

With the Centre now beginning to reopen, we are now inviting you to renew your membership. Funds raised through memberships are absolutely vital to enable us to reopen and continue our work. 

Membership will run from 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022. To help us to save time and admin costs, please access the renewal form here and either:

  1. Save the form. Edit by using the Typewriter tool, and return by email.
  2. Print and fill in the form by hand and either scan and return by email or post.
  3. Request that a membership form is posted to you, if you are having difficulties.

Please help us, to help those in need, by returning your membership forms promptly. Subscribing members are entitled to vote at the AGM and any other general meetings of the charity.

Your support is much appreciated.

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Opening Times and Map

The Centre is open ..

Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm

We meet in the David Rayner Building at Scotsdales Garden Centre in Shelford. Do drop in and visit us – everyone is welcome.

If you would be willing to volunteer as a counsellor, therapist or as part of our support team, we would love to hear from you.

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