Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at the Western General:

Offering complementary therapies, counselling, benefits and financial advice, end of life and bereavement support, hair loss/regrowth advice, support groups, signposting and referral to additional support services and much more besides.

Opening times: Mon – Fri – 08.00 -16.00 & Flexible late evening service.

Please call Elaine Gray for more information on 0131 537 3907/07554 330599 or email

For more information about Macmillan in your local area visit Macmillan Website  

Westerhaven, Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, South West Edinburgh:

Offering free massage therapies, counselling, benefits advice, group work and support. 

Opening times:  9.30am-5pm and drop in 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Please email or call Project Co-ordinator Rossi Durie  at or call or Ruth Stephen, Clinical Lead for more information on 0131 453 9400

For more information about Macmillan in your local area visit  Macmillan Website

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service – Macmillan @Edinburgh Libraries:

Macmillan Information and Support Service helps people in Edinburgh who have been affected by cancer and give access to Macmillan information materials and specialist books.

Trained volunteers are on hand to offer a listening ear and help you find the information you need. Volunteers support people to access different types of support including:

  • Advice about benefits
  • Work related issues

Locations and times:

  • Central Library (Information only)
  • Craigmillar Library – Mon 1pm-3pm and Thurs 11am-1pm
  • Drumbrae Library Hub – Tues 11am-1pm and Thurs 12noon-2pm
  • Leith Library – Wed 1pm-3pm and Fri 11am-1pm
  • Morningside Library – Thurs 2pm-4pm and Fri 1pm-3pm
  • Portobello Library – Mon 2pm-4pm and Wed 2pm-4pm

Contact: 0131 242 8125 Email: or visit the website

Maggie’s Edinburgh:

Offering practical, emotional and social support to anyone affected by cancer.  Managing stress six week course, exercise programmes, benefits advice, eating well, hair loss support and bereavement support.

Western General Hospital, The Stables, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU Tel: 0131 537 3131 or visit the website

Opening time: 9am-5pm (with some evening and weekend group and courses)

Thistle Foundation:

Offering a free 8 week Mindfulness course based on group sessions and practice at home.  It reduces feelings of stress, worry and depression, helps with chronic pain, high blood pressure and poor immune system and creates a sense of empowerment and wellbeing.

Contact 0131 661 3366 or email at 13 Queens Walk, Edinburgh, EH16 4EA or visit the website

PF Counselling Service:

Offering counselling service for adults over 18.

Opening times: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm and Fri-Sat 9am-5pm

Contact by email or call 0131 447 0876 Email: or visit the website

Address: PF Counselling 8 Balcarres Street, Edinburgh, EH10 5JB. 

Breast Cancer Care

Offering Moving Forward course

Call 0808 800 6000 or for more information visit the website