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Support groups

A diagnosis of cancer may leave you feeling shocked and scared. There are many people who understand and who can help you - you don't need to struggle alone.

Support groups are usually self-help groups for people affected by cancer to share feelings and gain mutual support. They offer a range of services, such as meetings, telephone helplines, drop-in centres, home visiting, information and practical help.

They provide an opportunity to talk to people who really know what you're going through.


HOPE: Help Overcoming Problems Effectively

HOPE is a six week course that helps people who have had cancer to get on with life after treatment has finished. [more...]


Stepping Stones

Monthly meetings to help cancer patients who have finished treatment to explore activities that help maintain their health and wellbeing. [more...]





Last updated: May 21, 2015

Local groups

There are many local groups, some of which are listed in the following leaflets:


Web Find a support group


PDF Local support & information centres


Focus on: Support Groups
[article in the LJMC newsletter Spring 2011]