Below are a number of useful links that will help you with your cancer journey.

Local Support is available from the Macmillan Information Units at Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital.

Contact details:
The Centre Manager is Martin Bond

Telephone & opening hours:

Chorley – 01257 246067

Preston – 01772 523709 Mon-Fri 9-5, (if you want to drop-in, 9-4)

Website: Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service | Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (

Summary of what they do and how they can help

The Team provides a free, confidential drop in service for anyone affected by cancer. This includes people who:
• need information about cancer;
• have a cancer diagnosis;
• are living with and beyond cancer;
• are looking to reduce the risks of cancer;
• are a relative, carer or friend of someone with cancer; or
• are healthcare professionals

They provide:

  • both telephone and face-to-face support & signposting
  • Appointments with the benefits Team from Preston City Council
  • Outreach work in various community settings

Macmillan Cancer Support – National

Telephone helpline – 0808 808 0000 available 7 days a week from 8am-8pm

Online chat service – Chat online – Macmillan Cancer Support

Website: Cancer information and support – Macmillan Cancer Support

There are many excellent resources covering diagnosis, treatment, living with and beyond cancer, course etc. The link about takes you to the area around information and support which can be a good place to start. It is a website packed with information, so if you are feeling overwhelmed or are just not sure where to find what you are looking for give the team a call or use the online chat service (information above).


The Gentle Approach to Cancer

Telephone & hours available: Joan Moran 01772 865024 & Ann Bucklow 01772 683317 (day time and early evening)

Website enquiry page: Contact Us – Gentle Approach to Cancer

Website: Gentle Approach Cancer Support Group in Preston, UK

Summary of what they do and how they can help

Established in 1982, The Gentle Approach to Cancer is a support Group based in Preston, offering a truly holistic approach. The Team will help you to look at your own needs and show you how to value time doing things that bring you joy. 

Their support group offers advice and counselling for cancer patients and their families; diet, lifestyle, positive thinking, stress control and relaxation, as well as a range of therapies. The support is complementary to your medical treatment and not an alternative to it.


Penny Brohn has a confidential Helpline, open 9am-2pm Mon-Fri.  Call 0303 3000 118 and press


Website: Penny Brohn UK – Live Well With Cancer

Summary of what they do and how they can help

The Bristol Whole Life Approach lies at the heart of everything they do. At its core, it’s about building resilience into every aspect of life and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself. 

Their Approach provides a powerful combination of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support that is designed to help anyone affected by cancer, at any stage of the disease.

Through courses, groups and individual sessions you can learn how to eat well and stay active, manage your emotions and relationships, and reconnect with the things in life that you love – all of which are linked to health. This Approach has inspired thousands to play an active role in their health and wellbeing, bringing them a renewed sense of hope and control.

If you have the opportunity to join one of the residential courses, as a number of CancerHelp clients have in the past we are certain that you will get a lot from it.


Telephone: 0300 1231022.

Opening hours are 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday

Website:  About us | Cancer Research UK

Summary of what they do and how they can be helpful

Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity. As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research by the charity’s own staff and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness and influencing public policy.

Their site contains a lot of information about different cancers and statistics, presented in an understandable manner.