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Welcome to the Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre - the centre for everyone affected by cancer. 

We are here to help. Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a difficult, stressful and emotional time for both the patient and those around them. We provide 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 us. You are not on your own.  Come to the Olive Tree where you can meet and speak with people who understand and can help.

The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is an independent charity providing a range of support to cancer patients, their carers and families. Formerly known as the cancer self-help group Crawley Cancer Contact, the group was co-founded in 1990 by Heather Goodare and others and was granted charitable status in 1992. The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre opened in its present location in the grounds of Crawley Hospital in July 2009.

The cornerstones of our provision are in the areas of information, emotional support and complementary therapy. However, we have an ever expanding offer of additional services including a coaching programme, singing workshops and social events. The centre is open for information and enquiries from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am – 4.30pm on Friday. We look forward to welcoming you to our centre.

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Stress Relief Workshops at the Olive Tree 

We will be running a stress relief workshop at the Olive Tree from 15.30 - 17.30 on Wednesday February 15th.

The workshops will provide an opportunity to learn techniques such as mindfulness and meditation which can help to deal with the stresses associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Please contact us to book a place.


Look Good Feel Better Masterclass

The next Look Good Feel Better Masterclass at the Olive Tree will take place on Monday 27th February from 10.30-12.30. 

This  friendly and supportive skin care and make up workshop provides practical advice for women experiencing the visible side effects of cancer.

Please contact us to book your place.


Penny Brohn Course - Living Well With the Impact of Cancer

We are delighted that the renowned Penny Brohn organisation will be running a two part "Living Well with the Impact of Cancer" course at the Olive Tree on Saturdays 18th & 25th February.

This course provides a tool kit of self-care techniques that can help support physical, emotional and spiritual health. Please contact us to book a place on this informative and rewarding course.

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Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre
Registered Charity No: 1157386
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive, Crawley
West Sussex RH11 7DH

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