19/21 Lugley Street
Isle of Wight
- 01983 524186
Wessex Cancer Trust believes that there should be help and support available to everyone living with cancer, when and where they need it.
Every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer within the Wessex region. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on an entire family. Wessex Cancer Trust helps and supports anyone affected by cancer regardless of age, gender or type of cancer. Our dedicated team are committed to offering free support for as long as people need it, away from a hospital environment.
At all our cancer Support Centres, clients are welcomed by volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. A team of specialist counsellors are on hand help deal with the emotional impact of cancer, and complementary therapies aim to improve well-being, help with pain management and increase self-confidence.
We provide health and well-being information, exercise programmes and courses to help you move on from cancer.
In addition, the Trust has funded major projects including the Piam Brown Children’s Oncology Ward at the Southampton General Hospital, ground breaking research at the University of Southampton and the provision of mobile breast screening units. Improving care for adults and children living with cancer is the biggest item of expenditure for the Trust.