Group support is available for people with any type of cancer and their friends and families: before, during or after treatment.
Every group provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation to you, and to share experiences.
Groups offer a safe space to express emotions you might not want to share with your friends and family. You might learn from those a little way ahead of you in their journey and develop your own strategies for coping.
Support groups are are led by a psychologist and focus on the emotional impact of cancer.
The type of groups we run include:
- Bereavement support groups for individuals, families and children
- Young men and women's support groups
- Older people's support groups
- Carer's support groups.
Networking groups bring together groups of people with the same type of cancer.
These groups are tailored to a specific cancer and provide information on treatment options and techniques to improve wellbeing.
It has been a godsend coming to the prostate group. Itâ€™s reassuring to speak to people in the same position. I talk about things within the group that I would never talk about with my family and friends.
How to join a group at ¾ÞÈéÎÞÂë
Every centre runs a selection of support groups and networking groups. Find your nearest centre to take a look at the timetable or call the team to find out more.