Cancer Wellbeing Service – NHS

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A free drop-in service, the friendly Cancer Wellbeing Service team is here to support anyone affected by cancer. They understand that cancer impacts lives in many different ways and at different times, including physical, emotional, practical, social and financial effects.

The Cancer Wellbeing Service, run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust at the Peterborough City Hospital, provides a wellbeing, support and information service for anyone affected by cancer, including people who are:

  • Newly diagnosed with cancer
  • Having treatment for cancer
  • Recovering from cancer
  • Living with cancer
  • Experiencing long term effects after cancer
  • Friends, family or colleagues
  • Healthcare Professionals

The building is on Peterborough City Hospital grounds, but in a separate building. It is a lovely, warm, welcoming space with beautiful gardens, where you can find a place to have a cuppa, read, chat, or talk to staff. You are greeted at the door by friendly volunteers who can help you find what you need.

Specialist staff are available to offer advice and a listening ear. There are also a wide range of support services available, including individual or group support and information sessions, such as:

  • benefits advice and support
  • healthy diet and exercise sessions
  • getting back to work
  • therapies such as acupuncture
  • art and craft therapies
  • qualified counsellors
  • and more! View the drop-down menus on their About Us page to see the range on offer.

The centre also offers a variety of resources and Macmillan Cancer information leaflets.

You can meet the team and also read some patient stories for inspiration. Visit their website for more information.

All of the services are free for both people with cancer, and relatives who are also seeking support for themselves. No need for an appointment, you can just drop in – opening times are 10am – 3pm Monday – Thursday, and 10am – 12.30pm on a Friday.

Transport and Interpreters can be arranged for those attending appointments or booked group sessions. Please call 01733 678570 or email [email protected] as soon as possible with your requirements.

How to contact

Where to go

Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre
20 Cavell Cl
Peterborough PE3 9GX

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