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Therapists sought for Bute cancer service

Complementary therapists and accredited counsellors on Bute are being asked to spare some time for a new island cancer service.

Complementary therapists and accredited counsellors on Bute are being asked to spare some time for a new island cancer service.

 

Volunteers are being sought to offer complementary therapies and counselling services for residents on Bute affected by cancer.

Madaline Alexander, service manager from Cancer Support Scotland, has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Service (located in Rothesay Library) to offer a new range of therapies for anyone affected by cancer, whether they’re awaiting diagnosis or have been in remission for many years.

As Madaline explained, cancer patients often endure a variety of aggressive treatments, and therapies such as massage and reiki can be a soothing and relaxing treat to look forward to. Counselling services will also allow friends, family and work colleagues who are supporting someone with cancer - as well as those with the disease - to speak freely about their feelings, worries, and concerns.

It is hoped that this service will match those already established across the country, and which are in great demand.

If anyone on Bute is a qualified complementary therapist, or an accredited counsellor, and can spare some time to offer their services, please contact Cancer Support Scotland by emailing volunteering@cancersupportscotland.org and marking it for the attention of Grant, or by phoning 0141 339 8199.

 

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