Holistic care and comfy chairs

Over 3,500 holistic therapy appointments funded last year

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About us

As Scotland’s cancer charity, we have been the wellbeing champions for those affected by cancer for over 40 years – not only for those diagnosed, but their loved ones and carers too.

We deliver high-quality counselling, complementary therapy, befriending and stress management services to promote mental and physical wellbeing and to enable those affected by cancer to continue to live the most active life possible in their community.

Founded by Sir Kenneth Calman in 1980, Cancer Support Scotland is a Scottish Charity dedicated to supporting people affected by cancer.

Cancer Support Scotland is based in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow, and also has support groups throughout west central Scotland.
Cancer Support Scotland, formerly known as “Tak Tent”, is helping an increasing number of people deal with cancer.

All the services we provide are free of charge to help reduce health inequalities, and in the last year we have been able to offer more than 6,500 appointments. However, demand for our services is rising and we rely heavily on fundraising, donations, and legacies to continue our work in supporting people at this critical time.

As the charity was originally started as a support group, we still pride ourselves on offering a drop-in centre for anyone affected by cancer, with free tea, coffee, cakes and WI-FI. This provides a group setting for those affected by cancer to come together, defeat loneliness and remain resilient, while encouraging individuals to champion their experiences to help others. This creates greater awareness of the cancer journey and ensures a better quality of public services.

If you would like to get involved, there are many ways to help change lives with Cancer Support Scotland.

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Your donation will open our doors to all those affected by cancer, allowing them to focus on their wellbeing.

Donate with JustGiving. Currently it costs an average of £40 per appointment - your donation will make a real difference