Tayside Cancer Support

With you through the tough times

At Tayside Cancer Support, our aim is to offer support, valuable information and befriending for anyone affected by cancer in Tayside and the surrounding area.

We are a charity currently based at St Aidan’s Centre in Broughty Ferry, Dundee and have been helping people in Tayside and the NE Fife area who are in some way affected by cancer since 1994.

All our services are provided free to our clients and with increasing numbers this meant that we had to look at ways to raise the necessary funding to continue to provide these important services.  As well as applying for grants, increasing our marketing effort etc we now hold several events throughout the year e.g., our annual golf day and Christmas fayre, which helps bring in this much needed revenue.

In the coming years as the number of people diagnosed with cancer continues to grow, we will see an increasing need for our charities services and we hope to continue to provide them in an evolving and innovative manner.  


Sometimes when people are going through tough times, it can help to have a friendly, non-judgemental ear. A problem shared is a problem halved!

Tayside Cancer Support offers a free, confidential, one-to-one befriending service for those affected by cancer in the Tayside and the surrounding area. This service is provided by volunteer befrienders who have received relevant and professional training prior to working with clients. In addition, all befrienders must also attend regular supervision and ongoing training organised by the charity. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance, not just in the context of the Befriending service, but also within group meetings and supervision. Although the charity is a voluntary organisation, the commitment of our volunteers is essential, as we pride ourselves in offering sensitive, yet professional support.

Referrals to the charity for the befriending service are generally received from local hospital wards, doctors, nurses and other health professionals. We also welcome referrals from individuals who feel that a family member or indeed, they themselves would benefit from this support. The befriending contact may be by telephone or face-to-face depending on each individual’s circumstances and needs.

If you feel that you might benefit from our befriending service, or know someone who would, please get in touch to discuss how we can help.

Complementary Therapies

As we have a personalised approach to supporting our clients we offer counselling and complimentary therapies that suit them best. We work with them to understand their specific needs at that moment and our therapist provides what is needed in that moment. The sessions run for roughly 60 minutes and again they are open to those with cancer or those supporting others or you could even come together. We have partnered with Me-Me Land to provide this support: https://www.memelandcommunitytherapies.co.uk/

If you’re living with Cancer and would like to get this type of support with no associated costs then please reach out.

How to get connected with Tayside Cancer Support

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01382 477500

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