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Monday 2nd  - Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Monday 2nd -  (Counselling) BACP accredited Lorraine Wilson, will be providing Counselling services in Barra.

Whether you want to talk about the impact of your diagnosis and any anxieties you may have, develop strategies to help you deal with the emotional effects of treatment or if a member of your family is dealing with cancer and you would just like to speak to someone, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Tuesday 3rd  -  (Counselling) BACP accredited Lorraine Wilson, will be providing Counselling services in Barra.

Whether you want to talk about the impact of your diagnosis and any anxieties you may have, develop strategies to help you deal with the emotional effects of treatment or if a member of your family is dealing with cancer and you would just like to speak to someone, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Tuesday 3rd  -  Indian Head Massage or Reflexology appointments with Jane

Thursday 5th - Counselling session with Marina – Marina has one appointment available

Monday 9th - Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Tuesday 10th - Gentle Movement class – 11:30-13:00 – 6 places available on this easy introduction to gentle movement, especially designed for those who are not used to exercise or after treatment.  Can be completed sitting or standing.

Wednesday 11th - Podiatry appointments with Kevin Macdonald – general foot and nail care appointments available for people going through cancer treatment.

Thursday 12th -  Counselling session with Marina Sinclair (BACP)– Marina has one appointment available

Saturday 14th - Oncology Massage with Ann – our very popular oncology massage treatment has 5 available appointments (09:30, 12:00, 13:15, 15:00, 16:15)

Monday 16th - Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Tuesday 17th - Indian Head Massage or Reflexology appointments with Jane

Tuesday 17th - Counselling sessions with Dolina – confidential appointment to discuss any worries or anxiety you may have as a result of your cancer diagnosis.  Also available for family members who may be struggling with a loved one’s diagnosis, or after a bereavement. 

Wednesday 18th - Reiki sessions with Heather Baillie – only one appointment available at 3pm.  Book now to experience this beneficial complementary therapy. 

Wednesday 18th – Podiatry appointments with Kevin Macdonald – general foot and nail care appointments available for people going through cancer treatment.

Thursday 19th  - Counselling session with Marina Sinclair (BACP)– Marina has one appointment available.

[Published: September 12, 2019]

A counselling service for people affected by cancer is to begin at the new Western Isles Cancer Care centre on Cromwell Street next week.

Counsellor Dolina Grant, who is trained by the Scottish counselling and psychotherapy body COSCA and by the bereavement care charity CRUSE, is to be joined by Marina Sinclair, who is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

A spokesman for WICCI said: “When gathering initial feedback about what those affected by cancer would like to see available at the WICCI Centre, a counselling service was the most requested.

“Whether you want to talk about the impact of your diagnosis and any anxieties you may have, develop strategies to help you deal with the emotional effects of treatment or if a member of your family is dealing with cancer and you would just like to speak to someone - please do not hesitate in contacting the WICCI Centre. Your privacy will be respected at all times.”

Marina Sinclair’s first available appointment is on Thursday 26th September while Dolina Grant has appointment time available from Tuesday 17th September.

You can make appointments by calling in at the centre at 87 Cromwell Street or by calling WICCI on 01851 706721.

The new Cancer Care Centre on Cromwell Street has announced its opening programme of therapies, starting tomorrow (Thursday August 29th).

The new centre, which is a joint project between Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative (WICCI) and Macmillan Cancer Care, offers an informal, comfortable space for people affected by cancer to meet for social functions, moral support and well-being.

A vision for cancer care in the islands is set to be realised, with a dedicated centre for cancer patients to be opened in Stornoway town centre.

Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative (WICCI)  yesterday (Wednesday June 12th) launched a GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/wicci-cancer-support-centre-setup-costs) to help with the costs of fitting out the new centre, which they plan to open for service in September this year.

A brand new centre for people affected by cancer is open for business in Stornoway town centre – and open for a look around on Thursday (August 22nd).

The new headquarters of Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative (WICCI) is holding an open afternoon, where visitors can see the facilities and take advantage of drinks, nibbles and a warm welcome.

The Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative (WICCI) is a registered local charity. As a charity we have developed a unique partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to address needs and provide support for specific issues faced by cancer patients and their families throughout the Western Isles.

CONTACT WICCI

Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative,
Unit 1, 87 Cromwell Street
Stornoway,
Eilean Siar,
HS1 2DG

Phone : +44 (0)1851 706721
Email : office@wicci.org.uk