Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

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Information, support groups, therapies

Welcome! 

Our doors are open and we are here ready to welcome our lovely members with a cuppa!

What’s on? 

(updated 13th June 2022)

The Centre offers many activities and events including:

  • The Singing Group meets every other Monday 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Yoga Therapy is held every Monday 1.30 – 3pm
  • The Craft Group meets every Tuesday 10am – 12noon
  • **New** Dance and Fitness class with Alison every Tuesday at 2.30pm and Wednesday at 10.30am
  • The Art Group meets every Wednesday 11am – 2pm
  • Guided Imagery, Mindfulness and Relaxation on Tuesdays, with two sessions – the first online at 10.30 – 11.30 and the second in The Centre 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Coffee Morning – Join us on 19th July 2022 at 11am for a coffee morning with a talk on Mindfulness and Guided Imagery by Ann and Janet.

*** Wellbeing Event – 23rd August 2022 ***

The Centre together with the Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) Cancer Support Team and Boots No. 7 are hosting a Wellbeing Event  on August 23rd 2022.

Join us to spend some time with No.7 agents running workshops all about caring for skin,
hair and nails during cancer treatment.

Two sessions are available:

Session 1: 10:00 – 12:00 and,
Session 2: 13:30 – 15:30

Call 01223 274801 or email [email protected] to book a space.

Garden Party

Advance Notice!! Join us on 17th September 2022 for a Garden Party at The Centre! More details to follow.

Macmillan “Take Control” Course

On Tuesday 12th and 19th July 2022 the Macmillan “Take Control” Course will be held at The Centre. For more information or an informal chat, please contact Janet Hickman.

Macmillan Hope Course

The next course starts on Tuesday 4th October for 6 weeks. This will be held face to face in the Centre. For more information or an informal chat, please contact Janet Hickman at the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre or on 07866 331782. Alternatively, you can email Janet at [email protected].

****  The full list of dates for 2022 are ****

Tuesday 25 Jan – 1 March
Monday 25 April – 30 May
Tuesday 4 Oct – 8 Nov

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 Centre News update (February 2022) here.

The Centre 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 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

Macmillan Cancer Hope course. Get support and share experiences at this free online, six-week HOPE (Help Overcome Problems Effectively) course.

Guided Imagery, Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions. Learning these beneficial techniques may help you manage some of your symptoms and achieve a more balanced life. Also includes an opportunity to “talk together” – to share experiences, tips or just to chat! 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.

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.

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.

“Living with COVID-19”

*** Updated 22nd February 2022 *** Whilst COVID case rates in our local area remain high. We are adopting the following practices to ensure that The Centre remains a safe place to visit:

  • You may wish to consider taking a lateral-flow COVID-19 test ahead of visiting.
  • You may wish to consider wearing a face-covering will when in The Centre, including for therapies.
  • Please regularly use hand sanitiser / or wash your hands
  • Seating will be arranged to help encourage social distancing.
  • The Centre team will regularly ventilate the building to improve the internal air quality

We have new air-purifiers in the Centre to help improve internal air quality.

We kindly ask you to stay at home if you have any COVID symptoms (or coughs, colds), or if anyone within your household has symptoms or has been asked to self-isolate.

The steps above are there to minimise risks to health not only for yourself, but for others around you and our volunteers, therapists and staff. Thank you for your continued support.

Want to help publicise The Centre and reach new members?

We are keen to support new members – but many people are unaware of the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre. If you have a local community noticeboard (or similar) you can help by downloading one of our posters and pinning it up (seeking permission where needed of course). A 4 page booklet is also available.

Centre Poster

Centre 4-page leaflet

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.

Courses.

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

Therapies

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

Activities

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

2022-23 Membership

Thank you for your continued support of the Centre.  We are now inviting you to renew your membership for the membership year running from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023.

To help us to save time and admin costs, please access the renewal form here and either:

  1. Fill in the form electronically and return via email.
  2. Print and fill in the form by hand and either scan and return by email or post.
  3. Collect a membership form at the Centre or contact us to request that a membership form is posted to you.

Subscribing members are entitled to vote at the AGM and any other general meetings of the charity.

If you are a new member and have recently subscribed, we thank you for your contribution.

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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