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What we do

The Hummingbird is a place to feel warmth and support, to learn and to feel as well and happy as you can during your cancer journey. We support your support network too.

Children

Whether on a cancer journey themselves or seeing a loved one battling cancer, we support children aged 4+ with their feelings and questions.

Our dedicated play therapist runs play sessions plus one-to-one and small group counselling for children. Invaluable for kids and families.

Meditation and hynotherapy

The impact of having cancer isn’t just physical. We know that meditation and hypnotherapy can help you feel more in control.

Our trained therapists hold small group meditation and individual hypnotherapy to help you manage your worries – whether you’re just diagnosed, pre/post treatment or have the all-clear.

Mindfulness

We have a varied timetable of arts and crafts sessions open to everyone. It’s a great way to focus on something different, have some fun and chat with people who understand what you’re going through.

Our sessions are run by talented artists, enthusiastic volunteers and sometimes our guests. Add art therapy and journaling to your cancer journey toolbox.

Workshops

Cancer makes it harder to sleep and eat well. Our experts understand and give valuable, practical tips for improving sleep and getting good nutrition as part of your cancer journey.

Our guests love the yoga and tai chi workshops. The small group sessions are tailored to each person’s abilities and everyone leaves feeling better.

Complementary Therapies

It’s hard to feel your true self when cancer is ruling your body. Take time out for a bit of pampering with an Indian head massage, reflexology, Bowen treatment, Reiki or sound therapy session.

Our complementary therapies are available for people with cancer and those caring for them. We want your mind to be in the best place to support the body through all the challenges you face.

Counselling

Our counsellors are trained and experienced to help you cope with all stages of your cancer journey. We will chat through your needs and match you with the best counsellor.

We can offer twelve free sessions, then need to make a small charge for ongoing counselling.

Lymphoedema Clinic

Lymphoedema is a common side effect of cancer treatment and can cause swelling and discomfort affecting general wellbeing. To access this service you will need a medical referral from either a GP or your cancer team.