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Local Support Groups

Local support groups in your area

For some support groups which meet at the Living Well Centre, please see the separate page ‘Our Support Groups’. Below is a list of other local support groups.

 

Pink ribbon Myeloma UK Logo Sefton Cancer Support Group Prostate Cancer Support Group Lymphoma Assocation logo
Firm Roots logo White ribbon Melanoma Patient Group Bowel Cancer UK

 

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS:

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Southport & Formby ‘Lift Up’

Unless stated, meetings are at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of each month at our Lady of Lourdes Parish Rooms, Birkdale, Southport PR8 3DA. Please contact Janet Hicks for information 01704 704087.

Swimming for ladies affected by breast cancer is on the first Friday evening of the month, 7.30-8.30pm at the Spinal Unit Swimming Pool, Southport & District Hospital.

COLORECTAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (flyer)

Bowel Cancer UK

Come along for a hot drink and an informal chat with our Colorectal Nurse Specialists. We support people with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer, but family and friends are welcome too.

We meet every second Friday of the month, from 1-3 PM at,

The Grove Community Centre,
Station Approach,
Burscough,
L40 0RZ
(next to Burscough Bridge train station)

For more information, contact Katie or Stacey,

Telephone: 01704 704250

FIRM ROOTS PRAYER SUPPORT GROUP

Firm Roots logo

Meets on the first Tuesday evening of the month, 6.30pm-8pm at St John the Baptist Church Hall, School Lane, Burscough L40 4AW. Meets for coffee cake, friendship and encouragement and to pray for families affected by cancer. Firm Roots is hoping to set up more prayer support groups in other areas, including Southport. For more information or to email a prayer request contact Helen Jones at the Macmillan Centre 0151 288 6893 or email Helen.Jones@firmroots.co.uk .

LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

White ribbon - Lung cancer

Supporting people with a diagnosis of lung cancer. Friends and family are welcome. The meetings are informal with a talk or an activity and provide an opportunity to chat over a cuppa.

The Lung Cancer Support Group meets on the second Tuesday afternoon of the month, 2pm-4pm at the Macmillan Centre.  Alternate monthly events i.e. afternoon tea or lunches out at various venues.

For more information contact :

Janet Thompson: 01704 705161

Mel Barron: 01704 704653

 or contact us here at the Macmillan Information Centre 01704 533024

MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP
Myeloma UK Logo

The Myeloma Support Group, in partnership with Myeloma UK., meets at 2pm every first Tuesday of the month at

Parenting 2000,
Mornington Road,
Southport,
PR9 0TS.

The Group aims to offer informal support for people affected by Myeloma. Family and friends very welcome. Why not come along?

If you would like to join this group, or help to lead/organise it, please contact the Macmillan Centre on 01704 533024.

 

SEFTON CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Sefton Cancer Support Group

The centre is open every day for people affected by any cancer type. We provide a drop-in centre, social activities meals out bi-monthly. Complimentary therapies, help and support. Services provided include:  Carers, Gay, Relatives, All cancers, Befriending, Bereavement Support, Cancer information materials, Complementary therapies, Home visiting, Information, Internet use available, Provision for visually impaired, Support from Health Professionals, Telephone helpline.

  • Location:

Sefton Cancer Support Group
1 Duke Street
Formby, Merseyside
L37 4AL

  • Opening times:

Monday to Thursday 10.00am till 4.00 pm Friday 10.00am till 1.00 pm

Interested in joining us?

Just come along to our next meeting, or get in touch with us on the details below.

Find out more:

 SOUTHPORT & DISTRICT OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Our group meets Bi monthly on the last Friday of the month. 2 -3.30 at Peacehaven House, 101 Roe Lane, Southport.

Services provided include: Ovarian, Befriending, Telephone Support

Catchment area:

Southport and close districts to Southport only

Find out more:

  • Ms Margaret Thompson on 01704 532193

SOUTHPORT & WEST LANCASHIRE PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

( Affiliate group with Prostate Cancer UK and also a member of Prostate Cancer Support)

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Meets on the first Thursday of most months 7pm-9pm, usually at Hurlston Hall. Tea/coffee & biscuits are provided. Bar is available.

The aim of the group is to provide access to information, support & advice provided for those affected by Prostate Cancer. The group includes men with prostate cancer, their families and healthcare professionals. It is patient led, run by a committee ( elected).

Contact Details:

Bev Lean 01704 807945 bevplean@hotmail.com
Peter Barton 01704 875130 peter@staveleyroad.co.uk
Sheila Coughlan sheila.coughlan@blueyonder.co.uk
Brian Porter 01704 875130 brian_i_porter@yahoo.com

Urology Secretaries 01704 704255/704025
Prostate Cancer UK Helpline 0800 0748383 www.prostatecanceruk.org
Prostate Cancer Support (North West) 0845 6010766 www.prostatecancersupport.org

NORTH MERSEYSIDE AND WEST LANCASHIRE HAEMATOLOGY SUPPORT GROUP (lymphoma assocation)

Lymphoma Assocation logo

Have you been affected by Hodgkin/non-Hodgkin lymphoma or any other blood cancer? Would you like to meet others who have similar experiences?

Why not come and join us?

Location:

Sefton Cancer Support Group
Duke Street
Formby, Merseyside
L37 6BS

Contact No.: 0808 808 5555

SEFTON & WEST LANCS MELANOMA PATIENT GROUP (flyer)

Melanoma Patient Group

Patients of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital have introduced a Melanoma Patient Group with the help of the Medical Team, the group is in its early stages and would welcome the support and attendance of more patients and their partners/carers/family members at our meetings.

The aims of our group as discussed and agreed at our inaugural meeting are:

  • To help and support fellow patients and to gain support.
  • To spread the word and raise awareness of melanoma.
  • To gain and provide education to understand more about melanoma,
  • through relevant informative presentations.
  • To provide the opportunity to meet and talk with fellow melanoma patients their partners, family, friends, and carers.

We currently hold our meetings on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm at

The Salvation Army,
Shakespeare Street,
Southport,
PR8 5AJ

Free parking is available plus free tea and coffee.
We look forward to seeing you soon and please spread the word to fellow patients.

If you have any questions about our group, or if you would like to find out about future meetings please contact Mike Green,

Telephone: 07977260030
Email
: mowog47 at gmail dot com

Come along, join us, and help create a really special patient network.

 OTHER SUPPORT GROUPS

To find other cancer support groups further afield and in your own area, follow this link to the Macmillan website ‘In Your Area’ section and type in your postcode:

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/choose-location.html

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