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The Blue Space Services

Cancer support & services for MEN in & around NORTH HAMPSHIRE

The Blue Space is a branch of the Pink Place charity. We welcome Guests (men with a cancer diagnosis) to our Wellbeing sessions and also provide separate support for men whose partner has been affected by cancer and those who have lost their partner to cancer.

During COVID-19 our premises are closed until further notice. In the meantime we are offering a selection of virtual services.

Guests may use our Blue Space Wellbeing sessions at any point from initial diagnosis to up to 3 years after the end of treatment. Our monthly sessions provide an opportunity to benefit from our Wellbeing Services, including Complementary Therapies and Barbering, to get support, meet others in similar situation and get information.

Blue Space Partner’s Group is facilitated by a counsellor and provides an opportunity for men, whose partners have cancer, to get support and information from each other.

Wellbeing sessions for men

On arrival, Guests can enjoy refreshments and homemade cake in a relaxed environment. Reflexology and barbering services are available – but have to be pre-booked. Any chosen services will be tailored to your own medical and personal needs. The session allows time to enjoy therapies, chat to others and discover our many resources.

The first six Wellbeing sessions are provided free of charge, though donations are always gratefully received as we rely on them and fundraising events to fund all our services.

Partners are welcome to accompany our guests and meet others who are in similar situation.

Emotional Therapies

Male Counselling

Counselling

Being diagnosed and treated for cancer can bring both physical and emotional trauma. Our qualified counsellors will listen carefully and provide you with tools to help manage your fluctuating emotions. These are confidential one-to-one sessions.

By appointment

Male Mindfulness

Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness has helped many people to improve their mental wellbeing and quality of life. These small group sessions are tailored for people going through cancer. Suitable for all levels. 

Workshops run by Lynda Cant

Monday 1pm -2.30pm (twice a month)
See weekly notice
Cost: £5pp

Muscle Testing Therapy

Gentle none invasive therapy that helps develop a greater acceptance of your physical and emotional circumstances, restoring a sense of wellbeing and balance. Allow your unconscious mind to help you improve your emotional wellbeing. One to one session run by Jeremy Glyn.

By appointment
See weekly notice

Complementary Therapies

Oncology Massage for men

Oncology Massage

Gentle massage individually tailored to relieve stress and help with side effects.

1st Tuesday 10am – 12:30pm.

Reflexology

Reflexology can aid relaxation, reduce anxiety, help with insomnia and other side effects of cancer.

1st Tuesday 10am – 12:30pm

Help us to keep offering our services

We rely on fundraising to run our complimentary therapies, if you would like to help us then please donate.

Barbering Services

Our qualified hairdressers will help before, during and after treatment with cuts, styling and advice.

1st Tuesday 10am – 12:30pm

Other services we offer

Blue Space Partner Support

For men whose partner is going through cancer – group support facilitated by our counsellor. Free of charge.

Tuesdays monthly 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Alton Support Group

Held at Chawton Park Surgery, Alton. If you or your partner is facing or going through cancer, come along to get support and information at this group. Our experienced Counsellor will also be in attendance for one-to-one consultations. Refreshments and cake are provided free of charge, though donations are always gratefully received.

2nd Tuesday of month 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Blue Space Lunch

Monthly social group meeting on a Sunday afternoon for men who have lost their partner/wife to cancer.

Location varies.
Sundays from 1pm see weekly notice

Blue Space Services times and days

Session
Day/Time
Wellbeing Sessions
1st Tuesday 10am – 12:30pm
Mindfulness Workshops
Monday 1pm -2.30pm (twice a month) see weekly notice
Muscle Testing Therapy
(by appointment) see weekly notice
Blue Space Partner Support
Tuesdays monthly 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Blue Space Local (Alton) support group
including counselling services
2nd Tuesday of month 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Blue Space Lunch
Location varies. Sundays from 1pm see weekly notice

Your support

Donate

We rely on rely on donations for our support services, if you would like to help us then please donate.

Volunteer

Could you spare a few hours from 10am to 12:30pm on Mondays (or Tuesdays) once or twice a month?

Enquiry form

If you have any questions about The Blue Space services, complete the form below and one of our team will get back to you.

Pink Place Support Line
07899 970 841

Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm
phone/text/whatsapp 

The Pink Place Cancer Support Basingstoke

Enquiry form

If you have any questions about The Pink Place services, complete the form below and one of our team will get back to you.

Pink Place Support Line
07899 970 841

Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm
phone/text/whatsapp 

Pink Place Support Line
07899 970 841

Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm
phone/text/whatsapp 

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The Pink Place
c/o Taylors Hair & Beauty Salon
3 Wote Street
Basingstoke

RG21 7NE

Call:
07899 970 841