The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

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Could you help MacMillan Cancer? They are currently looking for volunteers in Rothesay and Campbeltown. Find out more and how to get involved.

Our drop-ins are staffed by friendly volunteers who are there for anyone affected by cancer, whether it is someone with a concern about symptoms, someone who has just had a diagnosis, someone living with or after cancer, a friend, family member or manager at work. Good quality resources covering a variety of topics, including symptoms, treatments, finance, work and local supports are on hand to help you through. Tea and coffee is always on the go and our volunteers have plenty of time to chat. No query is too small.

Awareness raising and useful resources

Macmillan Cancer Support has some very helpful resources online for ovarian and prostate cancer at its website but it also has booklets in print and CD formats that you can pick up from Campbeltown, Helensburgh and Rothesay Library. All libraries run a weekly drop-in service where you can come in and speak to one of our specially trained volunteers to get information and support in a dedicated area, with a more private room available, too.

Supporting you

We are based in the libraries in the table below, you can also find our drop-in times below. If you are in other parts of Argyll support can be given by phone (01586 555932) and email ( through the main office in Campbeltown with staff member, Chris Holden.
We have selected and trained up volunteers to provide confidential, non-clinical drop-in sessions.

Drop-in times

Campbeltown Library - Thursdays: 13:00 - 15:00
Rothesay Library - Tuesdays: 11:00 - 13:00
Rothesay Library - Tuesdays: 14:00 - 15:30
Helensburgh Library - Mondays: 13:30 - 16:30
Oban Library - Wednesdays: 14:15 - 16:15
Dunoon Library - Tuesdays: 11:00 - 13:00


About our services

Health and wellbeing areas have been created to offer quality information for people interested in the signs of cancer, to information on treatments, through to living with or after cancer. Information is also available on topics such as how cancer affects your finances, travelling, workplace issues, etc. There are folders for information on travelling to some of the hospitals in Argyll, Glasgow and Inverclyde which are relevant to anyone using the hospitals for the first time. There is a folder currently being developed for people wanting to get involved in local groups and activities.
All of this is available as part of the library resources. The service is mainly aimed at anyone affected by cancer, for example, a person who has had a cancer diagnosis, their friends, family, or workmates, but also people who may have other long term health conditions.
The drop-ins provide an opportunity for a friendly chat over a cup of tea, with information, and signposting to specialist support. The service links up with other partners to provide support relating to finances, counselling and complementary therapies.  Find out more about us here. (pdf)

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Contact Us

If you are affected by cancer and would like support now please view the wide variety of helpful information on the Macmillan Cancer website  or call the free helpline on 0808 808 00 00 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 8pm)

If you are interested in finding out more about the service you can contact or call 01586 555932 or Chris Holden on 01586 555938. You can also call into the office in Campbeltown Library.

If you are interested in volunteering with the service in Campbeltown, Helensburgh or Rothesay you can contact Chris Holden on 01586 555938.

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