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What  Maggie's offers emotional, practical and social support to all those affected by cancer including family, friends and carers, including bereavement support, carer support, courses for managing stress, help for families, gardening groups, support for young people, help returning to work after cancer, professional, welfare and benefits help. For a full list of support groups and workshops, please visit the website to see what is available at Maggie's Aberdeen. 

What  Youth Cancer Trust provides support and give free activity holidays for young people aged 14- 30 years old that have been diagnosed with cancer. The Trust also has a beautiful garden and a beach hut a short walk away at Alum Chine beach. There is also an art shed on site and swimming pool access. The Youth Cancer Trust is able to accommodate groups of 8 each week, and if a young person wishes to bring a friend or sibling, the Trust will aim to accommodate them too.

What   Ashgate Hospicecare provides end-of-life care to anyone with a life-limiting illness. Their services include an inpatient unit and a range of therapy and complementary services on site. These services include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, chaplaincy, at home care, and support for families and carers. All services are free of charge.

Where   Ashgate Rd, Old Brampton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 7JD

Available for friends and family

What   Bangor Lymphoma Action 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   The Carers Centre provides information and support to young carers, young adult carers, and adult carers.  The centre has various support groups carers can join.  For a full list of services provided please contact the centre or visit the website.

Where   Falkirk and Clackmannanshire

Who   Young carers aged 8-18, young adult carers aged 16-25, and adult carers aged 19+.

What  Penny Brohn UK provides physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support to help anyone affected by cancer. They offer courses, groups and individual sessions of counselling and have a range of complementary therapies and courses that can help you in areas such as diet, exercise, relationships and managing stress.

What  It’s On The Ball is a registered charity which aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer, and provides support to patients and their family. The charity is run by testicular cancer survivors and relatives, with assistance from members of the Oncology department at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

What  Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is a local cancer charity working since 1969 to reduce the impact of cancer on people’s lives. The service provides care and support services for cancer patients and their families; and offer a range of cancer prevention programmes to help people lessen their risk of getting cancer; fund  scientific research into the causes and treatment of the disease and campaign for better health policy to protect our community and its future.

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

Where   Aldridge Social Club, High Street, Aldridge. Meetings are held normally on the last Thursday of the month, at 7.00pm – 8.30pm. 

Dates for 2019:

What    The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support centre offers anyone affected by cancer access to an extensive range of information and support resources. Help includes advice on the practical aspects of living with cancer from finance and benefits support to travel insurance. The Hub can also help with information on health promotion and wellbeing and emotional support services for people affected by cancer, as well as advice on the prevention and detection of cancer.