Cancer Support Service at the Macmillan Support and Information Centres
When you or someone close to you receives a cancer diagnosis, it can affect all areas of your life.
The Cancer Support Service works in partnership with Advice Space NI, Cancer Focus NI, Friends of the Cancer Centre, Look Good Feel Better and Macmillan Cancer Support.
We provide a wide range of support and information on all aspects of living with cancer for patients, family and carers.
- Emotional effects of cancer
- Physical effect of cancer
- Work and cancer
- How to access Macmillan Benefits advice
- Looking after someone with cancer
- Local support service.
The following services are provided:
Work Support Conversation
The work support conversation provides you with an opportunity to talk about your work concerns. This includes support, information and services that are available to help with returning to work. While we do not provide legal advice, we help you understand your rights as an employee, and help you find the words to talk to your employer about your rights.
In partnership with the Trust the Friends of the Cancer Centre help fund the Complementary Therapy service. Complementary Therapy can help manage stress and support your overall wellbeing. The service is for patients, relatives and carers.
This is the use of essential oils used within treatments and blends to promote health and wellbeing. The oils are made from flowers, herbs, fruit and leaves of certain plants and can help aide relaxation. The essential oils are then carefully mixed with hydrating carrier oils and may be applied to the skin.
This is the use of light touch therapies which may help ease anxiety, tension and promote relaxation of mind and body.
This is the application of gentle pressure to different points on the feet and hands. This may help people relax and cope with stress and anxiety, as well as manage symptoms and give an overall feeling of wellbeing.
We offer the following group activities.
Cancer Related Fatigue Programme
Fatigue is a common problem for people with cancer. This patient only programme explores cancer related fatigue and provides advice on how to cope better with fatigue. This is currently being offered online only.
Look Good Feel Better Workshop
These workshops offer skin care and beauty for women, men, teenagers and young adults and are aimed at helping to manage the emotional and physical side effects of cancer treatment. These patient only, 2 hour workshops are available online or in person.
Friends of the Cancer Centre Funded Exercise Class Programme
These small group exercise programmes are for patients, relatives and carers. You can avail of 12 sessions of each class. Each class is one hour long and must be booked.
Focuses on physical movement designed to strengthen, stretch and balance the body.
Involves gentle stretching, breath work and meditation designed to reduce stress, fatigue and improve flexibility.
Combines a series of body movements for the promotion of wellbeing, management of stress and fatigue.
If you would like more information on any of these group activities please contact us.
To find out more about our services please contact us.
The services open to those 18 and over who have been affected by cancer.
The Belfast Trust working in partnership with Cancer Charities.
Referrals to the services can be made by healthcare professional or the person affected by cancer (patient, carers and families). Referrals can be made by telephone, email or drop in during opening hours. Some services are available by appointment only.
|Belfast City Hospital
Macmillan Support and Information Centre
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm (excluding bank holidays)
|Royal Victoria Hospital
Macmillan Information Centre
Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm (subject to change).
|Macmillan Support and Information Centre
Belfast City Hospital
77-81 Lisburn Road
Belfast, BT9 7AB
|Macmillan Information Centre
Main Corridor Level 2
Royal Victoria Hospital
|Tel: 028 961 50077||Tel: 02961 51751|