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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.

Christmas opening time

The Macmillan centre will be closed from Tuesday, 24 December and will reopen Monday, 30 December.

The centre will also be closed on Wednesday, 1 January.

To find out more, call us on 023 8120 6037, or email

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.

Workshops and drop-in sessions

We also hold workshops and drop-in sessions on topics including

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 above.

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

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