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Information and support

Info centreWhat we offer

The Cancer Information and Support Centre, based on the ground floor next to reception, is a drop-in centre for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer. The centre, which opened in 1996, is staffed by a manager, assistant and trained volunteers, all of whom have had some personal experience of cancer.

View In Touch, the newsletter produced by the Information and Support Centre.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

How to contact us

Telephone: 0117 3423369

Email: cancerinfoandsupport@uhbristol.nhs.uk

Information

It is important to be sure you are getting the right information from a reliable source, and the Cancer Information and Support Centre can give you a wide range of information about:

  • Types of cancer
  • Treatments and tests
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Counselling
  • Relaxation (including a free CD)
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Financial matters
  • Travel insurance
  • Local and national support groups
  • End of life

Support

Cancer usually involves a lot of changes in people's lives, and can be a very stressful time for the person with cancer and those around them. Daily life and relationships may seem to have changed, and some people find it helpful to talk to a trained listener who is not involved in their lives. We provide a friendly, welcoming and confidential service where anyone effected by cancer can talk through their worries or concerns in person or on the telephone.

Other forms of support that can be booked through the centre include:

  • Demonstrations and advice on scarf tying provided by Headstart on Wednesdays between 10am-3pm. A variety of hats, scarfs and turbans can also be purchased during the Centre's opening hours.
  • Nail care and seated, through-clothing neck, shoulder and hand massage provided free by Red Cross volunteers. These sessions are open to patients, carers and staff.
  • Look Good Feel Better make-up workshops offering free advice on skin care and make-up for female patients up to a year after cancer treatment.
  • Creative writing sessions for patients and carers are provided for free by an experienced facilitator and writer who has counselling skills.

Links to other useful information and support

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