H e a d l i n e  H a t s


There are a many charities providing help and information for cancer and alopecia patients. Advice, information, counselling, support groups, nursing and other professional services, both local and national, are now freely available and easy to find.

It is impossible to list every organisation here, but CancerBACUP is a good starting point to find exactly what you need to know. The Internet is also a wonderful source of information.  We have listed the Head offices in London of these major charities, but most do have a regional centres.

3 Bath Place 
Rivington Street 
EC2A 3J1R 
Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 1234

Macmillan Cancer Relief
89 Albert Embankment 
SE1 7UQ 

Information Line: 0845 6016161 
Tel:. 020 7840 7840 
Fax: 020 7840 7841 
Email: [email protected] 

Breast Cancer Care
Kiln House, 210 New Kings Road
London SW6 4NZ
Helpline: 0808 800 6000
email: [email protected]

The Haven Trust
Effie Road
London SW6 1TB
Helpline: 0870 727 2273
Email: [email protected]

Cancerlink Macmillan Cancer Relief 
Freephone Support Link: 0808 808 0000 
Email: [email protected]

The Trichological Society
19 Balgores Square
Gidea Park
Essex RM2 6AU
Telephone: 01708 728 980
Email: [email protected]

Hairline International 
The Alopecia Patients Society 
Lyons Court 
1668 High Street 
West Midlands 
B93 0LY


  • information on all aspects of cancer, including services available to cancer patients, local support groups, and links to other websites 
  • expanding list of regional advice centres 
  • telephone advice service with specialist nurses 
  • counselling 
  • specialist booklets on all different forms of cancer, treatment and hair loss 
    See especially ‘Coping with Hair Loss’.
  • excellent website
  • specialist care for people with cancer at every stage of their illness.
  • information line
  • Macmiillan nurses and doctors
  • Macmillan cancer care and information units 
  • financial help through patient grants
  • regional centres in London & South of England, North of England, Scotland and Wales (opening end of 2002)
  • invaluable free booklet titled ‘Breast Cancer and Hair Loss’
  • emotional and practical support
  • countrywide network of volunteers with personal experience of breast cancer
  • support centres for breast cancer patients, offering information, advice, counselling and complementary therapies free of charge.

Database of over 700 self-help and support groups countrywide offering practical and emotional support.

  • professional body for hair science and hair specialists.

Support network for patients coping with hair loss. Send A4 sae for information