About this service
We know that a cancer diagnosis affects all areas of your life, so we’re here to help you find information and support when you need it. From information about specific types of cancer, treatments and how best to live with it, to support with finances and benefits, diet, exercise, the way you look and even if you just need someone to talk things through with. We can help give you back some feeling of control and help you feel more confident about the future.
The Cove provides the following services:
- Information and support
- Citizens Advice Cornwall Macmillan (financial advice)
- Counselling and psychological support
- Patient support groups
- Nutritional advice
- Café and refreshments
- Yoga, Tai-Chi and relaxation sessions
We offer a confidential, discreet and personalised hair loss consultancy service, run by highly experienced and compassionate advisors. We have an extensive selection of wigs to choose from, which we can help fit, and provide a complete aftercare service.
Hats and Scarves
Our free Hats and Scarves service, run by a team of Cornwall Hospice Care volunteers, offers friendly advice and practical tips on how to wear and style your headwear, to help you feel more confident and comfortable with your body image. We also have a selection of hats, scarves, bandanas and turbans available to buy.
There is a drop in session at The Cove every third Tuesday.
Look Good… Feel Better
We run a free make-up workshop, called “Look Good… Feel Better”, on a monthly basis (alternating between The Cove and St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle). The sessions are run by trained beauty professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help women combat the visible side effects of treatment, some of which can dramatically change their appearance and body image.
For more information about any of our services, please contact us using the details further down the page.
Donating to the Cove
You can donate to the Cove online, or visit our charity website for more information and other ways to donate.
We have various volunteering opportunities available at The Cove. To find out more, please contact us or visit our dedicated careers website.
We are always looking for ways to improve the services we offer at The Cove. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us using the below details, or speak to one of the team during your visit.
- Telephone: 01872 256363 (9am to 4:30pm on weekdays)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Macmillan Support Line
Open daily (including weekends) from 8am – 8pm on 0808 808 0000.
Cove Nutrition Advice Service
- Telephone: 01872 258326
- Email: email@example.com
To book an appointment please phone 01822 610292. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of staff at The Cove, Lowen Ward, or the Headland Unit.
Where to find us
The Cove Macmillan Support Centre is located at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
Directions from the Trelawny main entrance
Go all the way along that corridor to the end stairwell, turn left and go down the flight of stairs and exit the doors. Turn left when out onto the main corridor, then left after Lloyds pharmacy which takes you outside. Walk straight ahead where you will see a green tunnel, keep ahead through the tunnel. On your left will be some doors to go outside, exit these doors and follow the winding sloping pathway; you are now directly opposite the Cove.
Directions from the Tower block entrance
Turn left as you come into Tower block, follow the corridor all the way around to the left until you get to Lloyds pharmacy, turn right at Lloyds pharmacy so that you are outside. Walk straight ahead where you will see a green tunnel, keep ahead through the tunnel. On your left will be some doors to go outside, exit these doors and follow the winding sloping pathway, you are now directly opposite the Cove.
Information about cancer
This content is supplied by the NHS website nhs.uk
Patient Information (Leaflets)
Click here for a list of our Patient Information Leaflets for cancer.
Page last reviewed: 11 May 2023