Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre
The Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre at St George’s Hospital provides free, confidential information and support for anyone affected by cancer.
Whether you are living with or after cancer, or if you are a family member or friend of someone with cancer, we are here to support you. We offer access to good quality information, and emotional and practical support.
If you have questions about cancer, you can come and talk to us face to face in a friendly, informal environment. An appointment is not required.
The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is run by specialist staff.
What do we offer?
Information and support
We offer a wide range of free information in different formats, such as leaflets, DVDs and guided internet access.
Our resources include information and support about:
- All cancers, their treatments and effects
- Financial, social and practical issues
- How cancer affects your life and how to cope with changes
- Complementary therapies and how to access them
- Cancer and support services within St George’s Hospital
- Local support groups
- Cancer prevention and healthy lifestyles
Activities and events
We run activities and events at St. George’s Hospital, and can signpost people to other activities in local areas. See tabs on right hand side of webpage.
Need advice about your finances?
Macmillan Cancer Support and the Wandsworth and Croydon Citizens Advice work in partnership to provide a free and confidential welfare, benefits and money advice service for people living with cancer, their families and carers in South West London.
Specialist advisers can help you identify the beneﬁts you may be entitled to, as well as provide assistance with completing forms if required. Other help offered includes accessing debt management support and making you aware of other assistance that may be available to you.
You can access the service by telephoning 020 7042 0332 from Monday to Friday 10am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4pm (excluding bank holidays). Or you can complete an online form at Macmillan Citizens Advice Service for South West London and your enquiry will be responded to within 3 working days.
For further information about financial advice, please see benefits and other financial support.
CanChat telephone helpline
CanChat is a service for St George’s cancer patients, their carers, family and friends. It offers the chance to speak to someone who has had a similar experience and is happy to talk about coping with the everyday issues of being affected by cancer.
Call 020 8725 2677 to be matched to a volunteer.
Macmillan cancer support helpline
If you have questions outside our opening hours about living with cancer, call the free Macmillan helpline on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 9am-8pm).
If you are hard of hearing, you can make contact using textphone 0808 808 0121, or Text Relay.
If you are a non English speaker, an interpretation service is available or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.
Voice members are people at St George’s Hospital affected by cancer, such as patients, carers, family members, and friends who want to make a difference.
When you join us you will get:
- Cancer Connect Newsletter
- Invitations to events, activities, and opportunities for people affected by cancer
- Opportunities to share your views about what works and where we can make improvements
- The option to volunteer your skills and knowledge to help others
- The chance to also join the Core Voice Group
For more information about Voice, contact the Macmillan Information and Support Centre 020 8725 2677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To join, please complete the form by clicking here.