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Services Offered

At the Cancer Relief Centre, we understand what you are going through and we can help.

There are many different ways in which people can access the centre services depending on their needs and circumstances. If you simply have a question or need some information you can call the Centre directly on 20042392 or email info@cancerrelief.gi. We will get back to you and take it from there.

If you feel our services would be of help to you we would like to invite you to take part in an initial one-to-one chat. This gives us the opportunity to find out more about you, your medical treatment (if relevant) and what you would like from us. This is also an opportunity for you to find out more about us and whether we actually suit your needs.

The Centre is a place to be yourself, be it a good or bad day. It can provide a chance to talk to others who are going through or have gone through the same experience, or simply a place to relax and forget it all for a while.

The Centre is opened Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding bank holidays. It is staffed by a team of experienced registered nurses, an administrator and an army of amazing volunteers! We work closely in partnership with the Gibraltar Health Authority healthcare professionals to ensure that your care is tailored to your specific needs. Our dedicated professionals and volunteers are on hand to help with advice and support, or just simply to chat. We have a wide range of therapeutic services and social activities geared towards your individual needs.

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies, including aromatherapy massage, holistic massage, reflexology and reiki available to both clients and carers. This service is not just for relaxation but symptom control too.

Day Support

A day of activities and fun followed by lunch to help improve the wellbeing of patients, families and carers. Peer support and feeling ‘part of something’ can help to boost low morale.

Head Smart Services

Our specially trained volunteer hairdresser can provide support and advice regarding hair loss as well as wig fitting, head wear and hair regrowth styling.

PAMPERING

Our volunteer beauticians will help to make you feel and look amazing.

ENERGISE THROUGH EXERCISE

Energise through exercise is for people who have been affected by cancer and their loved ones. If you are currently living with cancer or had cancer in the past you may be facing a unique set of challenges or uncertainties due to side effects from your treatment or the cancer itself. Exercise can help alleviate side effects of cancer treatment, can improve self-image and confidence and can improve quality of life for all (i.e. stress, anxiety, depression, etc). There are various available programmes

CRAFT CLUB

A evening group for those who wish to learn new skills, share their experience and help the charity raise money through the sale of hand made items. Everyone welcome, whether you are already a crafter, just starting to learn or just wanting to socialise.

Living With And Beyond Cancer Groups

A social morning for anyone affected by cancer to keep in touch and catch up. The groups are open to anyone, from cancer patients currently undergoing treatment, to those whose treatment might be finished and are learning to live with the after effects, to carers or those who may have suffered a bereavement due to cancer. The group meet weekly and, once a month, enjoy a new experience or event. These have included, self-defence classes, Tai Chi demonstrations, and days out bowling or at coffee shops, as well as educational evenings such as the Monkey Talks’ Macaque familiarisation outing. There are great plans for the future!

NURSE LED CLINICS

We have experienced nurses who are always available to provide advice, support and information. Whether it is a quick question or an in-depth discussion, there is always someone here to listen to you.

EQUIPMENT SERVICES

We can provide certain items of equipment to help you be more comfortable and independent at home.

RELAXATION CLASSES

Would you like to learn how to relax? Relaxation has great benefits for both the mind and the body. No experience is needed as everything will be guided word-by-word. You will learn gentle stretching, relaxation breathing techniques and deep relaxation/visualisation in the tranquility of the centre. This service is run by the generous support of the Integral Yoga Centre

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

A cancer diagnosis can affect anyone’s finances. We can provide one-off grants to assist you in difficult times.

COUNSELLING

Our professional counsellors are here to support you and your family. We also have a specialised bereavement counselling service.

TALK THERAPY

Counselling not for you? Why not try our “just talk” service. Have some one to one time and a cuppa with our experienced nurse who is simply there for you.

BREAST AND PROSTATE SUPPORT GROUPS

The Breast Cancer Support Group and the Prostate Cancer Support Group meet at the Centre one evening a month – contact either the group or the Centre for more information or for details on their next meeting date.

ON SITE GP

We are happy to say we can now count Dr Robles as part of the Cancer Relief team. Dr Robles is a GHA GP with an interest in palliative care who now runs weekly clinics from the Centre.

HOSPICE COMMUNITY SERVICES

We will not shy away from talking about, or helping you in, end-of-life care should a diagnosis be terminal. Our hospice@home service aims to provide respite (through professional nursing care) for patients and family members when the patient is at home. This care can help prevent admission to hospital and provide respite for carers. Should a patient decide they wish to spend final hours in their own home, our hospice@home nursing service will enable that in co-operation with the GHA’s palliative care and district nursing team.

WHAT WE DO