Macmillan Horizon Centre

A calm, friendly and welcoming place offering support so people affected by cancer in Sussex can still live their life.

About the Macmillan Horizon Centre

The Macmillan Horizon Centre offers all round support for anyone living with or affected by cancer. You can visit our calm and welcoming centre in Sussex, or find out more about the virtual services we offer.

You can find support and information in a way that works best for you. We have more information below about the specific services we offer. 




The Macmillan Horizon Centre is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support, the Sussex Cancer Fund and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Location and contact details

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm

*Coronavirus opening hours*

Contact details

Phone: 01273 468770
Social media: Macmillan Horizon Centre Facebook


Macmillan Horizon Centre,

Bristol Gate




Services at the centre

  • Information lounge
  • Quiet rooms for counselling, hypnotherapy and coaching
  • Complementary therapy rooms
  • Brian Eno light and sound therapy room
  • Body image room: hair and wig salon
  • A cafe
  • Meeting rooms
  • Exercise studio

Drop in information and support service

Our information lounge is available for anyone affected by cancer. You’re welcome to come and browse the wide range of information leaflets we have at the Centre, or we can help guide you to find the information you’re looking for.

Staff and volunteers can also help you to find out about and access support services at the Horizon Centre and locally.

Counselling and psychological therapies

There’s a broad range of emotional and psychological support available to cancer patients, their families and carers.

  • The Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Macmillan Psychological Therapies Service

    This is a free counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy service available for cancer patients and immediate family members / carers during and up to 6 months post-treatment, that is currently offered via telephone and online (video).
    Referrals to this service can be made via the Sussex Cancer Centre specialist nurses or oncologists.

    For further information contact:

    Laura Pritchard - Macmillan Lead for Psychological Therapies
    Tel: 01273 664694

    Hannah O’Neill - Secretary
    Tel: 01273 696955 extension number: 64226.
    Email: hannah.o'

  • The Macmillan Horizon Centre Psychological Therapy Service

    This service supports patients, family members and carers from 6 months after treatment has finished. As well as running counselling sessions face to face at the Horizon Centre sessions are also available over the phone or as online video sessions.

    Call 01273 468770 or e-mail for further details or to book an appointment.

Face-to-face appointments for financial support

Our Welfare Benefits advisers give free, confidential and impartial advice to anyone affected by cancer in Sussex. They can help you identify the benefits you are entitled to and help you with filling in forms.

If you would like to contact the Welfare Benefits Team please email Janet on, or call her on 07483 171832 or the Horizon Centre on 01273 468770. Appointments are offered in person and by phone.

Hairdressing at the centre

Look Good Feel Better run free, two-hour confidence-boosting workshops at our centre for people having cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better have had to temporarily suspend their workshops but they have online tutorials covering a variety of topics from make up to haircare. They have also launched tutorials for men and teens and young adults. All of these resources can be found on their website.

From October 2020 the Horizon Centre will be able to offer appointments for hairdressing, shiatsu and reiki.

Complementary therapies

The Macmillan Horizon Centre offers shiatsu and reiki in our complementary therapy rooms.

  • Shiatsu - this is based on traditional Japanese massage therapy. The principle behind shiatsu is related to the energy flow, known as Ki or Qi (pronounced chee), through your body. Like acupuncture, shiatsu frees blockages to the Ki flow and restore energy to areas where it is low. It uses acupressure to release tension and bring balance to the body. It can help lift your mood and make you feel relaxed.
  • Reiki - Reiki is Japanese in origin and when translated into English, it means ‘universal energy’. Reiki is based on the concept that there is a flow of energy which exists within living beings, which may help to maintain balance. During the Reiki treatment, the therapist places their hands on or just above different parts of the body, which helps to relax the body and calm the mind.

From October 2020 the Horizon Centre will be able to offer appointments for hairdressing, shiatsu and reiki.

If you would like to book in for an appointment for Shiatsu or Reiki, please call 01273 468 770 or email

Support you can access from home

Virtual services

We understand that you may not be able to visit our centre right now. That’s why we have created a list of online resources and services for people affected by cancer in Sussex. This includes:

  • The virtual Horizon Connect online support group session. You can meet up with others ‘face to face’ in a facilitated, online support group.
  • Physical activity sessions from home. We run virtual sessions including Pilates and Yoga.
  • Support groups.

Find out more about virtual support for people living in Sussex.

Call the Macmillan Horizon Centre for support

Get regular phone-based support or just call us for a chat. You can phone us on 01273 468770 between 9am and 4pm.

During an initial phone call with either Scarlett or Elaine, you can determine if you would like follow-up call/s and the frequency of these.

Follow up calls will be carried out by our wonderful Macmillan Horizon Centre Information & Support Volunteers.

E-mail support from the Macmillan Horizon Centre

Access flexible support as and when you want it. You can email us at

This option allows you to be in touch by email, as and when you wish, or regularly. The advantage of this is that it is not at a fixed time, which may suit some people better.

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