New Coronavirus – COVID-19

For the safety of our clients, supporters and volunteers, the ESCA CS Centre was officially closed on March 10.  During these uncertain times, support for cancer patients and their loved ones is even more important than ever so please note: our Support Line and Email remain available to anyone who needs to contact us.

Support Line:  022 723 22 31
Support Email:

In addition, we will be continuing our support services and activities online during their regularly scheduled times.  These will include:

Individual counselling sessions by appointment. Call our Support Line or Email us
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for cancer patients:  Tuesdays at 14:30 (resuming for current participants only)
Gentle Yoga:  Tuesdays at 10:30
Yoga for Recovery:   Fridays at 10:30
BP (breast cancer) Gym Class:   Thursdays at 9:30 (for existing participants only)
Pilates:   Wednesdays at 10:00
BP (breast cancer) Coffee mornings:   Monday, March 30 at 10:00
Lausanne Support:   Tuesday, April 14 at 9:30

The Bereavement course is temporarily suspended.
The Return to Work workshop has been postponed.

*All courses require prior registration. Please contact if you would like more information or to sign up for one of these activities, especially if you are new to our services.


We can all help by following the recommendations (both the new ones and those issued previously) issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health on how to protect yourself and others :

• Keep your distance – for example: Protect elderly people by keeping adequate distance from them; keep your distance when queuing or waiting in line; keep your distance at meetings.
• Wash your hands thoroughly.
• Avoid shaking hands.
• Cough and sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your arm.
• If you have a fever and are coughing, stay at home.
• Only go to the doctor or A&E once you have notified them by phone.

Full details can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates. The Swiss Federal Office for Public Health also regularly updates general information on the outbreak of COVID-19; details can be found here.
ESCA CS will provide specific statements for larger gatherings such as the Paddle for CancerSupport Festival as required by unfolding events.

If you have any questions about our services or activities, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We thank you for your understanding and support.