Cancer Support

Help and support for people affected by cancer in West Sussex

Questions about cancer

When you, a family member or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, you may have many questions. If you live in West Sussex and need support, there are many services that can help you.

How Coachmans can help

GPs will provide information and discuss what to download from It might be a leaflet about your specific cancer, or information about the effects of treatment. You can also do this yourself by visiting

Your local hospital trust

A Macmillan Support Worker will assist you by providing general information and support about cancer and services, to help you to make informed choices.

The Olive Tree

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a difficult, stressful and emotional time for both the patient and for those around them. At The Olive Tree you can meet and speak with people who understand and can help. The Olive Tree provides a range of services to support you, from the point of diagnosis, through your treatment and beyond, in fact for as long as you need the service. The centre is open form 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 4pm on Fridays. There will be someone available during these times to provide information and chat about what The Olive Tree has to offer.

Telephone: 01293 534465       Email:       Website:

The following is a list of a variety of services available to those affected by cancer:

Macmillan West Sussex Welfare Benefits Advice

Move More Sussex

Walking For Health

Carers Support West Sussex


Jigsaw (South East)

Age UK West Sussex

Time to Talk - talking therapies service in West Sussex

Tel: 01293 843300

West Sussex Libraries

Wellbeing Hubs

Cancerwise, Chichester

East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre


The Foundation Centre, Guildford

The Macmillan Horizon Centre

For support, information or if you just want to chat, call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 8pm) or visit