South Essex Support Centre

Please note this Support Centre is currently closed due to COVID precautions; this page will be updated once we have reopened so please check back soon.

Welcome to our Southend Support Centre based at St Luke’s Community Centre. Cancer patients and their carers are welcome at our Centre without an appointment, but counselling or therapies should be booked in advance.

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South Essex Support Centre

St Luke’s Community Centre
St Luke’s Road
Essex, SS2 4AB

01245 382888

For patients:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage to help with lymphoedema
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bach Flower Remedies

For patients and carers:

  • Counselling
  • Support

Opening Times

Tuesday to Thursday: 9.15am – 4.15pm

The centre is a lovely friendly place with a very calming atmosphere.

Very welcoming and caring staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them.

The warm, calm and relaxed welcome together with first class treatment has become my weekly escape. The genuine feeling of care is extraordinary.

Making an appointment

If you would like to talk to someone about making an appointment, please call 01245 382888. You can also telephone for further appointments, or you can book in person when you are at the centre. We will do our best to arrange an appointment that is convenient for you.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes so please try to arrive on time, otherwise your session will be shorter. If you are unable to keep an appointment, or if you are unwell in the days preceding your appointment, or if other circumstances prevent you from attending we would ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. This will enable us to offer the opportunity to another client who would benefit from it.

We understand there may be times when you don’t feel well enough to attend the centre and appreciate this may not become apparent until the day of your appointment. Of course we understand too if you suddenly receive a medical appointment that overlaps with your treatment here.

Please do not attend if you have an infection of any sort. This includes coughs, colds, sore throat and gastric upsets. We have to be mindful that many of our clients have impaired immunity due to chemotherapy and we want to ensure, as far as is possible, that they are not put at risk by coming into contact with infection. Please wait until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours before attending the centre.

In order to maintain the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the centre we ask that you turn off your mobile phone, or set it to ‘silent’ while you are here.



If you or a friend/family member have used our services and would like to make a donation towards the cost please click here,  or call the Fundraising Office on 01245 380719 – thank you.

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