Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

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Information, support groups, therapies

THE CENTRE MANAGEMENT TEAM ARE WORKING TO SUPPORT MEMBERS “VIRTUALLY” DUE TO THE GLOBAL HEALTH SITUATION. THE PHYSICAL CENTRE REMAINS CLOSED.

Once restrictions allow, and The Centre is safe to do so, we will plan to re-open. We anticipate this will not be until at least January 2021. Please be assured that, in everything we do, the health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff is our top priority.

In the meantime, to bring focus and rebuild a sense of togetherness, the Trustees and Centre Management team are putting in place a programme of events including a range of support activities, through to re-opening and the end of 2020 and beyond.

Please see the Events page for further information.

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: 07909 118432 or 07586 581521 or email.

Alternatively, Janet Hickman, Trustee and Facilitator of the Macmillan courses, is available to provide support on 07866331782 or by email.

Other help and support available during the closure:

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.

Macmillan Cancer Hope course. Get support and share experiences at this free online, six-week HOPE (Help Overcome Problems Effectively) course starting on Monday 11th January. Details and how to book here.

Macmillan IHope course. To help you through this time of isolation, Macmillan have launched an online, 6 week self-management programme to help you navigate your way through the mixture of feelings you may be experiencing. Details and how to book a place on the waiting list 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.

Fatigue Management course.  If you are struggling with fatigue and low energy, anxiety and stress, we can offer free online sessions 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.

Julie, one of our volunteer therapists has kindly offered free meditation over the Internet, Via Messenger or WhatsApp. Details here.

There’s nothing like a good sing song for lifting the spirits and we are pleased to be able to share here, a list of song ideas from Ann, who leads our singing group, guaranteed to cheer you up.

We have put together a list of organisations who can provide advice and support which you may find useful while The Centre is closed. Please see our Information Page. 

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

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 hope all our friends and members remain safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all when the Centre is able to reopen.

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

2019-20 Subscriptions

Annual CCHC subscription is for the period 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020. Subscribing members are entitled to vote at the AGM and any other general meetings of the charity.

If you’re already a subscribing member of CCHC and would like to renew your membership OR you’d like to become a subscribing member, please follow the three simple steps below:

  1. Click on the link to download and complete the subscription form (subscriptions forms are also available at the Centre)
  2. Make your cheque payable to Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
  3. Return the completed form with your cheque to:
    The Hon Treasurer, Cambridge Cancer Help Centre, 120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5JT

Please ensure you’ve signed both the subscription form and the cheque.

All subscriptions are dealt with in total confidence.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

New Trustees

The Centre is seeking a number of new Trustees to strengthen the current Board and support future development. Please click on this brief summary document for more details of the opportunity: what’s involved and what we’re looking for.

Information packs giving further details of the Centre, its governance and operation are also available.

If you would like to request further information or express an interest in becoming a Trustee, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Edward Sage, either by email at [email protected] or on 07803 230507.

 

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Opening Times and Map

The Centre is open ..

Monday: 10am – 1pm
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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