Above all our most important issue is CONFIDENTIALITY, which will be respected at all times. You only need to tell us what you feel comfortable divulging.  You can meet others affected by cancer. Whether you are a carer, partner or have cancer, you may find it beneficial to hear the experiences of those in a similar situation

Individual Service

Individual Service

We provide a service tailored to each individual cliant's needs. It's you that's important.

The atmosphere is informal and you are more than welcome to DROP IN.

If however you feel more comfortable chatting on a one to one basis then this is also available.

Trained Staff

Trained Staff

A healthcare professional will always be on hand and our volunteer counsellors are experienced and well trained, many having had their own personal experience of cancer.

It’s amazing how talking helps, and the centre volunteers are good listeners.

Resources & Information

Resources and Information

A vital element of our service, and we have arange of cancer information available to browse through or borrow.

If the information you require is not available then we will find it from our many professional contacts, or download it directly from the internet.

If it's out there - we'll find it.

Services & Therapies


Knitting & Sewing Group

Come along to the centre and bring some knitting/sewing and have a cup of tea and a chat.

This is an informal group and a good way to meet others who are perhaps in the same situation as yourself.

We have people who have been bereaved due to cancer, some who have a relative with cancer and also people who have cancer themselves.

We meet the second Thursday of every month from 2pm- 4pm. No need to make an appointment-just come along and bring a friend if you wish.



Jenny Craig LicAcC MBAcC is a highly trained acupuncturist who has done voluntary work with acupuncturists in Sri Lanka, India, Uganda and South Africa.

She has been practicing at the drop in centre for over a year now.

The centre provides up to 6 treatments with Jenny.

You can book an appointment through the centre. Acupuncture allows body mechanisms to heal naturally.

It may reduce stress and help the body to relax. It has been shown to aid digestion and can give some pain relief.


Benefit Referral

Here at SCDIC we can refer you to the appropriate benefits and advice team to assist with any financial concerns that you may have.

Aileen can also assist with any appropriate grants that may be available to you, which could ease any financial burden that occurs.

Please contact Aileen at the centre for more information.



Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is the application of specific yoga practices for people with particular health challenges.

These practices can include breathing exercises, movements, relaxation techniques and meditation to bring about a state of ease conducive to healing. 

Yoga therapy can support and nurture people who are affected by cancer in their efforts to cope with the disease and their treatment.

Specifically yoga therapy can help those affected to acknowledge, accept and process the emotions that cancer gives rise to, and offers a range of techniques to support them through the period of profound physical and emotional changes that occur. 

The courses are delivered by Johnny Glover, who has delivered a variety of bespoke one to one and group sessions to service users of Stranraer Cancer Drop In Centre over the last several years.



We offer massage and reflexology to help people relax at often very difficult times.

Catherine Burns, our massage therapist, uses a very gentle massage technique which is suitable for everyone who uses the centre.

It is even safe to use during treatment.


Wig Fitting

Up until last year all patients needing a wig had to travel to Dumfries.

However Catherine, our massage therapist, recently undertook some training in Edinburgh with A&A Hair Studios, this means we can now offer a wig fitting service in the centre.