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Charity (no. 1061726)

Breast Cancer Haven Wessex

"Providing physical, emotional and practical support & advice to anyone affected by breast cancer."

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

One in seven women will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime and in the Dorset, South Wiltshire, Hampshire, West Sussex, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, 3,000 people are diagnosed each year (men can be affected too).

What our visitors say:

"I've had a massage with Julie, which was great. She showed me how to massage my scar tissue on my breast to stop it being so tight and painful"

“I've had 3 sessions of acupuncture for chronic arm pain since my mastectomy. After just 2 sessions I have had pain free days after one year of continuous pain"

“I started off a little apprehensive at the unknown world of hypnotherapy, my whole perception has changed, I feel energised [and] full of my old self" 

Our Services Are

Free Donation Appreciated

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What We Do

When your world has been turned upside down by breast cancer we provide support to anyone affected by the disease for free. Our counsellors, therapists and health professionals offer you the support you need to help you with your own personal challenges of living with breast cancer and help put your life back together.

Our free programmes of complimentary therapies, such as acupuncture, reflexology and scar tissue massage can help to manage the physical side effects of breast cancer treatment, where other therapies such as counselling and hypnotherapy can help to overcome the psychological effects of a breast cancer diagnosis. In addition to the therapies and counselling we provide, we offer a wealth of information, advice, workshops, seminars, and support groups.

If people close to you need some emotional support, they can talk to our counsellors too, free of charge.

Anyone can come to our centre. There are no geographical restrictions and no need for a doctors referral.  You can access our services whenever you need us. This could be before, during or after your medical treatment for breast cancer.  Just get in touch and make an appointment today. 

March 2020 Covid-19

We all find ourselves in unprecedented times, but for many dealing with the everyday stress of this situation as well as the ongoing worries around treatment and isolation can be overwhelming. It is therefore critical that we remain accessible to both our current visitors, and to anyone who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The outbreak of coronavirus is having a huge impact on our ability to raise the money we need to continue providing this vital support. And with the postponement of many of our fundraising events, Breast Cancer Haven is currently in a vulnerable position.

We remain absolutely committed to providing our support to anyone who needs us. Since the outbreak of coronavirus we have quickly adapted our programme to ensure we continue to provide vital care and support. Many of our face-to-face services are now being offered virtually or over the phone, and we are running online classes and support groups. We know that so many of our visitors fall into the most at-risk categories for being affected by this virus, and we are here to ensure that everyone gets the help they need at this difficult time, even if they cannot leave their homes. ​

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Volunteer

Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex opened its doors in October 2015 in response to a request from the two biggest oncology hospitals in the area, Southampton and Portsmouth. Since we opened we have helped over 1,200 people that have been affected by breast cancer but many do not know we exist and we need to spread awareness.

Urgent Coronavirus Appeal

We urgently need your help to ensure our services remain to support anyone affected by breast cancer during the unprecedented times of Covid-19. Please support out Urgent Coronavirus Appeal https://www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/urgentappeal


Please do like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/BreastCancerHavenWessex/ - to find out how we are supporting anyone living with breast cancer and how you could get involved.

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Additional Info

Challenges and Events

We run various challenges and events throughout the year, including Firewalks, Golf Days, Haven't the Foggiest Quiz with Hugh Dennis and a Celebrity Christmas Carol Concert. If you would like to purchase tickets or get involved get in contact.

 https://www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/pages/events/category/wessex-fundraising-events

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