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Colchester Cancer Wellbeing and Information Hospital

Cancer Wellbeing Centre: 01206 745347



Colchester Hospital,
Turner Road,


Manager: Gillian Clarke

Deputy Manager: Elaine Chinery

Contact telephone number: Tel 01206 745347

Clinic times

Monday to Friday (9am-5pm – answerphone facility out of hours)

Ipswich Hospital

John le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre: Tel 01473 715748




Ipswich Hospital,
Entrance 15 (north end of hospital),


John le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre manager: Gillian Clarke
Contact telephone number: Tel 01473 715748
Email: gillian.clarke@esneft.nhs.uk

Clinic times

Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm

We understand you may need a little extra help during a very difficult time and hope that the information we have put together will offer you some support and awareness of the help on offer to ensure your wellbeing.

We are here for you

Down the left-hand side of this page there are tabs advertising some of the support and services available to you locally.

We hope that this section will give you a taste of the wide variety of support available and allow you to access any services that may be helpful for you.

Once you have browsed this section if you have any questions please contact The John le Vay support and information centre on 01473 715748 or email – cancer.support@esneft.nhs.uk

Wellbeing centre at Colchester on 01206 745347 or email – esneft.cancerwell-beingcentre@esneft.nhs.uk

There are also some useful links below, to support services offering a wide variety of assistance that may be helpful for you.

The Creative Workshop

The Creative workshop is for patients and carers affected by cancer, the workshop is perfect for patients of all abilities.

The creative workshop is a carousel of art and craft activities run by local artists.

For more information please pop in or ring the John Le Vay Support and Information centre on 01473 715748.

Watch a video about the Creative Workshop here.

Emotional wellbeing workshop

Living with a cancer diagnosis can evoke a number of challenging feelings including shock, anxiety, anger and confusion. It can be helpful to share this experience with a caring and empathic professional, who understands about the cancer journey and can help you discuss ways of dealing with difficult emotions.

Counselling is talking therapy and is offered free to patients via the John le Vay Cancer Information Centre at Ipswich or the Colchester Cancer Wellbeing and Information Centre at Colchester


Mindfulness workshops are available in the John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre which is in the Oncology Department in the Woolverstone Wing through entrance 15 at the north end of Ipswich Hospital. Mindfulness can help you with ordinary everyday ups and downs.

Diet and nutrition

For many patients, a diagnosis of cancer and subsequent treatment can affect our appetite in a variety of ways. The cancer dieticians are able to advise and support you, this video tells you about their role and the services that they offer. The Dietician department is near to Entrance 15 at the north end of Ipswich Hospital.

St Elizabeth Hospice

At the hospice we cover several topics such as symptom management, outpatient, inpatient, groups and day services.

You can access website for more details and for information leaflets

Telephone: 01473 723 776

Email: enquiries@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Further information

If you require further assistance with any of the above, you can contact us on –

Telephone: 01473 715 748

Email: cancer.support@esneft.nhs.uk

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