We’re delighted to start 2020, our 40th year, with fantastic news about our counselling services in Glasgow.

We’re launching our Saturday Wellbeing service on the 11th of January at the Calman Centre.  The Centre will open its doors between 9.30 and 3pm every Saturday. With support from our experienced volunteer counsellors, Janis and Christine, we can provide more free counselling appointments for anyone affected by cancer.

Why Counselling?

We understand the difference counselling can make to the lives of people affected by cancer. Counselling can help overcome the feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety and depression that are a side-effect of dealing with cancer.

Between 2018 to 2019 we successfully delivered 2,456 counselling appointments to people with cancer and for people caring for a loved one with cancer. We continually strive to do more.

Why start a Saturday counselling service?

We recognise that the demand for counselling will only continue to rise in Scotland. Moving to a six-day week will increase the number of appointments available for those who desperately need counselling.

Grant Aitchison our Wellbeing Services Manager commented:

“We hope that by opening on a Saturday we will be able to support people who have work, childcare or other commitments during the week.

“Currently no other cancer-centric counselling services operate on a Saturday in the Glasgow area.

As you know the kettle is always on at the Calman Centre that’s why the Centre will welcome anyone to pop in for tea, coffee and information.

The goods news continues. Following the grand reopening of Partick library, in December, we are launching our Saturday outreach counselling service on the 25th of January 2020. This means for the local Partick community they can access free counselling services closer to home.

If you or someone you know could benefit from counselling get in touch to book an appointment on 0141 337 8199 or email info@cancersupportscotland.org

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