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Monday 28th – Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Tuesday 29th – Gentle Movement class – 10.30 till 12 – 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. 

Thursday 31st – Eating well through treatment – 11am till 12 - This session will cover the common side effects as a result of treatment and tips and suggestions on how to cope with these.  Come along to share your experiences of how your tastes and appetite changed through treatment. 

Saturday 2nd Nov – Oncology Massage with Ann – our very popular oncology massage treatment has only two appointments available at 10.45 and 12pm. 

Monday 4th Nov – Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Tuesday 5th Nov – 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. 

Thursday 7th Nov – Counselling session with Marina – Marina has one appointment available

Saturday 9th Nov – Reiki sessions with Heather Baillie – only one appointment available at 3pm.  Book now to experience this beneficial complementary therapy. 

Monday 11th Nov – Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Tuesday 12th Nov – Indian Head Massage or Reflexology appointments with Jane

NEW Wednesday 13th Nov – Podiatry appointments with Kevin Macdonald – general foot and nail care appointments available for people going through cancer treatment. 

Thursday 14th Nov – Marina Sinclair counselling

Monday 18th Nov – Reiki with Heather Baillie (am appointments)

Monday 18th Nov – Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Thursday 21st Nov – Marina Sinclair counselling

Monday 25th Nov – Hebridean Harmony choir 2.30pm – 3.30pm – anyone affected by cancer welcome.

Tuesday 26th Nov – Dolina Grant counselling

Wednesday 27th Nov – Kevin Macdonald Podiatry

Thursday 28th Nov – Marina Sinclair Counselling. 

[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