Our mission is to provide emotional support, practical help, wellbeing activities and a welcoming community in English to anyone affected by cancer.
To provide emotional support, practical help, wellbeing activities and a welcoming community in English to anyone affected by cancer.
Cancer Support Switzerland is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support in English to individuals and families affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, in Switzerland and neighbouring regions.
People with cancer or their loved ones can receive support in dealing with all aspects of the disease, from the initial shock of diagnosis, to coping with cancer treatments and side effects, as well as managing relationships with children, family, and colleagues, and more.
Our job is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. We are here to support you through a wide range of services, such as counselling by professional therapists, support groups and a range of wellbeing and community activities. Our support is tailored to each individual and family based on a thorough understanding of each situation and each person’s needs which will continue to be reassessed through their time of using our services. It is important to us that throughout your support journey you are heard, understood and involved.
At the heart of what we do is a sense of community. Our trained peer supporters can accompany you throughout your journey and offer emotional support and practical help where needed. Alongside our professional team, we have a large volunteer base that helps us run all our services and activities. We are always open to new volunteers who are inspired by our mission.
We work closely with hospitals and other healthcare establishments to ensure our support is complementary to the treatment and care patients receive. We also have an extensive partnership network with other local support organisations and experts for support needs not covered by our services.
Cancer Support Switzerland is housed in the beautiful Château du Grand-Saconnex in Geneva, where services and activities are offered in a serene and confidential environment. This warm and welcoming space is open two days a week for anyone to drop in without a prior appointment.
We also run monthly groups in Lausanne, with new services being planned in the Zürich region.
We can support people anywhere in Switzerland and in the neighbouring regions through a range of services available online, including counselling, support groups, work and cancer coaching and yoga.
All our services are in English, free of charge and open to anyone affected by cancer.