Support Groups

Below is a list of local and national cancer support groups available to patients, carers and families.

Support Groups
Support Group Details Contact
Beating Bowel Cancer Bowel cancer inforamtion and support for patients, family and friends from our nurses and people affected by bowel cancer through our online forum

www.beatingbowelcancer.org

Bosom Pals Breast Social Group

Day: 4th Wednesday of every month

Time: 19:00 onwards

Location: Fort Stamford Health & Social Club

Tel: 07799 675864

Email: bosompalsplymouth@gmail.com

 

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Meetings held monthly, every second Wednesday, in the Mustard Tree

Website: https://bcsg.derriford.mt-soft.net

If interested in attending please contact Thomas:bcsg.derriford@virginmedia.com

 

Brain Tumour Support – Cornwall

www.braintumoursupport.co.uk

Day: 2nd Tuesday of the month

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: The Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP

 Location: Cornwall Rural Community Council Rooms, 2 Princes Street, Truro, TR1 2ES

David Haq/Support Team

Mobile: 07711 597 165

Email: david@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Brain Tumour Support –

Devon

www.braintumoursupport.co.uk

Day: First Friday of the month

Time: 13:30 – 15:30

Location: FORCE Cancer Charity,

Corner House, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW

David Haq/Support Team

Mobile: 07711 597 165

Email: david@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Brain Tumour Support - Plymouth

www.braintumoursupport.co.uk

Day: Last Friday of every second month

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Location: Sherwell Unity Church, North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8ER

David Haq/Support Team

Mobile: 07711 597 165

Email: david@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Breathe Easy Plymouth  (British Lung Foundation) – Support Group

Day: First Tuesday of every month

Time: 1:30pm—3:30pm

Location: Tothill Community Centre, Knighton Road, St Judes, Plymouth, PL4 9DA

Helpline: 03000 030 555

The Plymouth Prostate Support Group (Chestnut)

www.chestnutappeal.org.uk

Day: Last Thursday of the month

Time: 18:30—19:30

Location: The Green Taveners at Plymouth Argyle Football Club

Lesley-Ann—01752 792736

Email: chestnut.appeal@nhs.net

Cornwall Bowel Cancer Support Group

www.cornwall-bowel-cancer-support-group.co.uk/

Day: Seasonal – online on bowel cancer site (Facebook: Cornwall Bowel Cancer Support Group closed page)

Claire Ferris & Candy Coombe – 01872 252693

Dashnet - For men affected by Cancer

www.dashofsilver.co.uk

Day: Last Tuesday of the month

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: The Brook Inn, Plympton

Dan Silver - contact details through website

Its In The Bag

itsinthebag.org.uk

Run by a group of testicular cancer survivors with support from specialist NHS staff

Tel: 0117 3423472

Email: hello@itsinthebag.org.uk

Melanoma Support Group

Day: First Monday, every other month

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Mustard Tree

CLOSED GROUP ON FACEBOOK: Plymouth Melanoma Group

Judy Horne: 01752 431468

Email: judyhorne@nhs.net

Men's Shed Various locations in Devon and Cornwall. Meeting times and dates vary by location. Please see website for details. https://mensshed.org.uk

Myeloma Support Group

www.myeloma.org.uk

Day: Last Friday of every month

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Location: Derriford Centre for Health & Wellbeing

Sue Hurley – 07974 343928

Email@ suehurley7@outlook.com

Lindsey STEWART - 01364 73201

Mobile: 07968 416234

Email: lyndseystewart@clara.co.uk

Caroline Allen – 07800 789715

Email: carolallen@aol.com

NET Natter (Neuroendocrine Tumours Support Group)

Day: To be arranged

Location: Mustard Tree Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, Derriford Hospital

Mustard Tree: 01752 430060

Lesley: 07854 429630

Email: nikie@netpatientfoundation.org

Lesley.porch@hotmail.com

Plymouth & District Bowel Cancer Support Group

Meetings arranged in the different areas covered by the groups. Covering: Callington, Gunnislake, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Launceston, Liskeard, Looe, Modbury, Plympton, Salcombe, Saltash, South Brent, Tavistock, Yelverton

 

Usual meeting held once a month at the Invicta Hotel, Plymouth 10:30am to 1pm

Wendy

Tel: 07934 922156

Email: plymdistbcsg@mail.com

 

Facebook: “Bowel Cancer Plymouth” - Closed group

The Plymouth Regional Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

Day: First Wednesday of every month

Time: 10.30 a.m.—1pm

Location: Usually at the Mustard Tree Macmillan Centre, Level 03, Derriford Hospital, but venues alternate monthly

Geoff READ - 07745819828 text only

or (01752) 563800

geoffnread@gmail.com

Fiona & Ron Martin – 01752 786836

Mobile: 07855 176372

Email: firona1@hotmail.co.uk

Plymouth Lymphoma Support Group

www.lymphomas.org.uk/

Day: The second Thursday of each month

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Location: Derriford Centre for Health & Wellbeing

Scott MILWAY - 01752 661035

Email: scott@meditationmaster.co.uk

Pam: 01752 785094

Sarcoma Focus Group

Day: To Be Confirmed (twice a year)

Time: To Be Confirmed

Location: Mustard Tree Macmillan Centre and the Knowledge Spa Royal Cornwall

Liz Ridgway (CNS) - 01752 763674

Mobile: 08451 558 115 then pager 0290

Email: liz.ridgeway@nhs.net

South West Mesothelioma Group

www.mesothelioma.uk.com/

Day: Last Thursday of the month (Future Inn, Plymouth)

or second Thursday of the month (Victoria Inn, Truro)

Time: 10am to 12pm

Christine Jones (CNS) - 01752 432383

Plh-tr.Mesothelioma.Nurses@nhs.net

The Swallows head & Neck Cancer Support Group

https://www.theswallows.org.uk

National support group based in Blackpool Tel: 07504 725059

Upper GI Cancer Support Group

Day: Last Friday of each month except June and December

Time: 13:00 – 15:00

Location: Force Cancer Centre, Corner House, Barrack Road,

Exeter, EX2 5DW

Alan Willson – 01626 891621

Email: alan@willson.com

 

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