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What   The aim of the Harrow Haematology Support Group is to provide support and a place to meet others going through the same journey for anyone who has been diagnosed with a blood cancer.  For information on meeting dates please contact the group.

Where   Harrow

Who   Anyone who has been diagnosed with a blood cancer

What  Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.  In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. Child Bereavement UK believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies, and their aim is to make sure they do.

What   Active Recovery is a cancer exercise and rehabilitation programme which works with anyone who has been recovering from or living with cancer within the last five years.The aims are for participants to become more active, feel better within themselves and feel more energised in their day-to-day life, this will be done by taking part in fun strength,fitness and sport activities aimed at all abilities. It is a free 12 month programme to anyone from Burton.

Where   Pirelli Stadium, Burton.

What   Big C Centre, Norwich provides emotional, practical and social support to all those affected by cancer. They offer a variety of cancer related information and services such as scarf tying, complementary therapies counselling family support, relaxtation group, herb and nutrition group and men's cancer group. Some of their services are by appointment only, so please visit their website to find out more.

Where   Located in Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

What  The Hummingbird cancer support and therapy centre is a great place to meet people, get information, talk to the team, be pampered and have fun. The centre have created a space for you to come and relax, have the opportunity to talk to people who can help and support you both practically and emotionally and share your experience over a 'cuppa'.

What   Pied Piper is a children's charity based in Gloucestershire that aims to better the lives of sick and disabled children in the county. The charity works to send children with life limiting illnesses and their families on Wish Holidays and support mental health care in Gloucestershire. They also fund medical and practical equipment that enhances care and treatment for children in hospitals and special schools in Gloucestershire.  If you wish to be considered for a wish holiday, please complete the application on the website.

Available for friends and family

What    Wigan support group offers support to anyone affected by lymphoma. Attendees can expect a mixture of speakers and discussions on lymphoma-related topics, and an opportunity to share experiences and gain mutual support.  If you are going to the group for the first time and would like to talk to someone about it or would like further information about meetings, please call the freephone helpline.  

What   Ayrshire Hospice provides patients with complementary therapies, bereavement support, and therapy groups.  The Hospice works to help people live as actively as they can and to allow people to stay engaged with friends, family and their community.  For a full list of services please contact the Hospice or visit the website.

Where   Ayrshire and Arran area

Who   Patients with life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer and their families

What  The Macmillan Information and Support Centre offers free and confidential information and support in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Whether you have questions about prevention, have just been diagnosed, or are living with and beyond cancer the service is there to help. Services include: counselling, benefits advice, self-help and support, practical support and courses and workshops. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm and Wed 9.30am - 6pm. Please contact the service for further details.

What   Cruse Bereavement Care provides confidential bereavement services provided by trained volunteers as well as a helpline that is open five days a week. For more information visit their website or for the helpline call 0808 808 1677.

Where   Northern Area.

Who   People who are bereaved and looking for counseling or someone to talk to.

Available for friends and family