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What   The Head and Neck support group was formed to promote the rehabilitation of those suffering from, or who have suffered from head and neck cancer in the catchment area of the Derriford Hospital. The group collect and coordinate all information relevant to the rehabilitation of its members and disseminate it so as to encourage a bond between the support group and its members, as well as provide a safe, secure place for them to meet and share experiences, and to provide peer support to their carers and families members.

What   Susan Findlay is the director of Oncology Massage Workshop, which gives massage therapists an accredited qualification in this area, and thereby allows them to be able to treat those who have been or are currently affected by cancer. The course requires volunteers who can come and receive a free oncology massage, and because of the nature of the course, it is essential that volunteers for this course have a history of cancer.

What  Guy’s Cancer is the umbrella name for cancer services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, now located primarily at Guy's Cancer Centre. The centre treats many different cancer types, offering Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, drug biologial target therapies, surgery, transplants, as well as supportive care through Dimbleby Cancer Care and the Gordon Survivorship Centre.

What South East London Buddies provide one to one practical and emotional support for people affected by cancer. Support can be one off or once a week for up to 12 Sessions, and visits may last approximately 1-2 hours per week. A buddy could offer a listening ear over cup of tea help with simple household tasks and sign post you to other local areas. 

Where Volunteers can visit people in their homes or meet in a public place within the South East London area.

What  The Centre provides a wide choice of complementary therapies and counselling, offered to members by professionally qualified therapists in order to give any person affected by cancer an opportunity to explore ways which may help them to cope with their situation.

What   Brain Tumour Support hold a support group in your local area of Worcestershire for anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. For more information please click on the link above.

Where   Woodland Room, The Countryside Centre, Wildwood Drive. Meetings are held normally on the 1st Friday bi-monthly, 10.30am - 12 noon, plus socials which are generally on a Sunday.

Dates for 2019:

What  St Gemma's is a Leeds-based charity providing expert care and support for local people with terminal illnesses. St Gemma's offer specialist medical and nursing care to thousands of local people each year and offer invaluable support to their families and friends.St Gemma's offer bereavement support , spiritual care to family and carers, inpatient care, day services, family support , therapy service and home support.

Where St Gemma’s Hospice

What  You could be eligible for the Be Active scheme if you are a resident of Lewisham Council. If you're over 60, a student or receiving benefits, allowances or other forms of support, you are probably eligible for generous discounts on a whole range of activities, exercise classes and leisure opportunities all over the borough. To join the scheme you will need to register at a leisure centre and choose either casual or unlimited membership. and aged over 16 and you also meet at least one of the following criteria:

What   Warwick Hospital bereavement service offers practical advice and support about what needs to be done after a death, and provides carers with guidance. Carers will need the medical certificate of cause of death completed by a doctor before registering the death. This service provides practical help and information leaflets for bereaved families and friends.

Where   Lakin Road, Warwick.

Available for friends and family

What    The aim of the Prostate Support group is to provide help, emotional and practical support and information to men, who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and to their families. 

Where   Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2pm - 4pm. 

Who   People who have been affected with Prostate cancer, including their families and carers, are welcome.