Help and support

If you are living with – or have survived – cancer you may need help coping with the symptoms or treatments. You may need support with practical matters such as work, finance and benefits. Or you might simply want to talk to someone about what is happening.

Your family, friends and carers may also want support and advice so they can understand how to help you, as well as cope with how your illness is affecting their lives. They can also speak with our staff to find out why they need to register as a carer and what other options there are to giving up work to care for someone.

Drop in at the Macmillan Centre

People having a quiet chat in Macmillan Information and Support Centre

The Macmillan Centre at King's offers a calm oasis from the busy hospital setting. The centre is for anyone who is or has been affected by cancer, whether you have recently been diagnosed, or someone close to you is going through cancer, we are here to support everyone.

At the Macmillan Centre you can find a quiet place, to wait for appointments with a hot drink or browse through our wide range of information. There will always be a team member on hand to help you with any enquiries, practical concerns or to simply sit and listen to you.

You can also find out about support groups and clinics held at the centre.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm. Closed on bank (public) holidays.

Getting here

We are on the King's hospital campus, in the Cicely Saunders Institute (next to Bessemer Wing). We are clearly marked on King's campus map.

The Getting here section has details of how to get to the hospital, including by public transport.

Call us

We offer advice over the phone about any practical concerns and the services which run from the Macmillan Centre. You can call us on 020 3299 5228 from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours you can leave a voicemail. This includes bank (public) holidays, when we are closed.

Please note Macmillan Centre staff are not clinical members of the team. If you have a clinical concern please contact your specialist nurse directly.