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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

We offer a peaceful, welcoming and confidential space for people affected by cancer. You can come in to relax, or take up the services on offer. Find us on B level, East Wing at Southampton General Hospital (by the eye unit).

We're open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm. Anyone affected by cancer is welcome to drop in.

Our services

Our services are for people with cancer, their families, friends and carers. They include

  • access to support
  • an opportunity to talk
  • accurate, comprehensive and appropriate information
  • directions to other sources of information and support
  • help with practical matters
  • complementary therapies
  • benefits and employment advice
  • counselling
  • a wig service

There are also a number of workshops and drop in sessions that are run or facilitated by the centre, they include:

While we run the centre on a drop-in basis, we offer appointments for complementary therapies, benefits advice, counselling and the wig fitting service. Call us on 023 8120 6037 to make an appointment or to find out more about any of the .

Outside of our core opening hours, our facilities are available to professionals, self-help groups, and voluntary and community bodies.

Meet Andrea Lodge, centre manager, who talks about the wonderful work the volunteer staff provide and how it benefits patients and carers

Meet Mary Anstis, volunteer, who talks about a patient experience in the Macmillan Information Support Centre

Meet Sabita, a patient talking about some of her experiences visiting the Macmillan Cancer Information Support Centre

Meet Michael, a volunteer talking about his experiences working in the Macmillan Cancer Information Support Centre

Macmillan Cancer Information Support Centre celebrates ten years

Hats, scarves and fringes

We have details for a variety of companies that you can buy hats, scarves and fringes from. We also have a small selection of hats and scarves for you to look at and try on, although please note that these are for display purposes only and not for sale.

Hats and scarves

Get in touch

To find out more, call the Macmillan Centre on 023 8120 6037, or email