Support Services

Macmillan cancer information centres

St Bartholomew’s Hospital: Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support centre is located on the ground floor of West wing. We provide a confidential free drop in service to anyone affected by cancer; including patients, family, friends and carers. We offer emotional support and practical advice that is right for you.

Address: St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Ground Floor, West Wing

Tel: 02034656611/07523933542, Monday to Friday 10am to 4:30pm

Email: bartshealth.macmillansbh@nhs.net

Newham University Hospital: Macmillan Information Centre

The Newham Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is located in the ground floor entrance of Newham University Hospital. Our centre offers quality and comprehensive information to anyone affected by cancer, including family, friends and carers. We provide a free confidential drop-in service in a relaxed and friendly environment, and offer signposting to local services.

Address: St Andrews Wing (Zone 1) Glen Road, London, E13 8SL

Tel: 02073638758

Opening hours: Monday to Friday (Except Bank holidays) 10am to 4pm

Email: bartshealth.macmillannuh@nhs.net

Whipps Cross Hospital Macmillan Information & Support Centre

We offer a friendly and confidential drop-in service to support anyone affected by cancer. This includes friends, family, carers and anyone worried about cancer. We carry a wide range of information, including resources in a variety of languages. We can signpost to complementary therapies, health and wellbeing events and local support groups. We have a Macmillan benefits advisor who can see patients on an appointment basis.

Address: Junction 4, main corridor, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, E11 1NR

Tel: 0208 5356790 / 07731 591328, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Email: sharan.hatch@nhs.net

Royal London Hospital

We offer a friendly and confidential drop-in service to support anyone affected by cancer. This includes friends, family, carers and anyone worried about cancer. We can signpost to complementary therapies, health and wellbeing events and local support groups.  We carry a wide range of information, including resources in a variety of languages. We also have a Macmillan benefits advisor who can see patients on an appointment basis.

Address: Family Services Centre, Stepney Way entrance, Royal London Hospital

Tel: 0203 765 8995, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Email: sharan.hatch@nhs.net

Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

Our Macmillan Cancer Information and Support team at Queen’s Hospital provides a confidential drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer.

Address: Haematology and Oncology outpatient department, Orange Zone, Ground floor, Queen’s Hospital. Rom Valley Way, Romford RM7 0AG

Tel: 01708 435 174, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Email: bhrut.cancerinfoandsupport@nhs.net

Web: www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/macmillan

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Macmillan Cancer Information Service at Homerton Hospital provides help and support in a friendly and relaxed environment, providing emotional, practical and financial advice and support to anyone affected by cancer, their families, carers and friends. The service works closely especially with the cancer nurse specialists as well as other services based in the community by narrowing the gap and addressing the needs of people affected by cancer.

Address: based in the Homerton Health Shop, Homerton Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR

Tel: 020 85105191 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 8am-4pm.

Macmillan Support workers can help you with any queries you may have and are available 5 days a week on 0208510 8968/8969 Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm

Email: madhu.agarwal@nhs.net

Web: https://www.homerton.nhs.uk/macmillan-cancer-information-and-support-service

Support and information

Cancer Wellbeing London

Cancer health and wellbeing information, activities and seminars run by the NHS in your area. There are short videos providing advice on common concerns and there are links to the major cancer charities.

Web: www.cancerwellbeinglondon.nhs.uk

Cancer Care Map

This is an online directory that helps people find cancer care and support services in their local area.

Web: www.cancercaremap.org

Cancer Support UK

They provide practical and emotional support to people with cancer, during and after the treatment period. Their services are designed and delivered by people who have experienced cancer themselves – to improve the experience of others.

Web: https://cancersupportuk.org/

NHS 111

This service offers medical help and advice from fully trained advisers supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. Available over the phone 24 hours a day.

Tel: 111

Web: www.111.nhs.uk

NHS Live Well

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

Web: www.nhs.uk/live-well

Macmillan Support Line

Tel: 0808 808 00 00

You can call the Support Line and ask in English to speak to someone in one of over 200 languages

Web: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Free mental health support

Big Health, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, offers digital treatments for anxiety and sleep management to all cancer patients in the UK  - at no cost - day or night, at home or in hospital, without having to wait for in-person therapy appointments.

Sleepio (for poor sleep and insomnia)

Daylight (for worry and anxiety)

For more information, visit the Big Health resource page.