Our activities – support groups

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Cancer support groups are an important resource for individuals and their families who are affected by cancer. These groups offer a safe and supportive environment where people can share their experiences, emotions, and concerns with others who understand what they are going through.

Here are some benefits of cancer support groups:

Emotional Support:
Cancer support groups provide emotional support to people who are going through cancer treatment. It can be comforting to know that there are others who understand the challenges of living with cancer, and who are there to offer encouragement and a listening ear.

Practical Advice:
Support groups can provide practical advice on coping with cancer treatment. Members may share information about resources, such as doctors, treatment centers, or financial assistance programs.

Improved Coping Skills:
Cancer support groups can help individuals develop better coping skills, such as relaxation techniques or mindfulness practices. By learning these techniques, individuals may feel more empowered to manage their emotions and stress levels during treatment.

Sense of Community:
Support groups provide a sense of community for individuals with cancer. Members may develop close friendships and offer each other support beyond the group meetings.

Improved Quality of Life:
Research has shown that participation in cancer support groups can lead to improved quality of life for cancer patients. This may be due to the emotional and practical support provided by the group.

In conclusion, cancer support groups can offer many benefits to individuals and their families who are affected by cancer. By providing emotional support, practical advice, improved coping skills, a sense of community, and an improved quality of life, cancer support groups can play a critical role in helping individuals navigate their cancer journey.

Bradbury House Drop In Group

with Carol George

A drop-in space where you can come together to talk freely and gain mutual support. There is always a warm welcome and lots of laughter.

We have a lovely meeting area with a fully equipped kitchen. Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will of course be available, and you are welcome to bring your own lunch or snacks.

There are lovely gardens so when we have warm weather you can spend time outside, enjoying a chat or taking a walk with nature. We have garden games including boules, giant Jenga, skittles and croquet.

Fridays from 10.00am to 5.00pm

Women’s Cancer Group

 with Andi Lines & Penny Peck

A drop-in group of ladies chatting, sharing experiences and having a cuppa together.

Also included is a WhatsApp group that is active daily.

Pop in for a chat at 6.30pm with the main activities starting 7pm. Support, laughs, talks, keeping in touch, crafts, fundraising and much more.

Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Men’s Cancer Group

with Andi Lines

A drop-in group of guys gassing together. Support, chats, keeping in touch, jokes and thoughts etc.

Also included is a WhatsApp group that is active daily.

We are an extremely friendly and welcoming group. We play darts, table tennis, cards, boules etc. You can come chat, drink tea and eat biscuits.

Wednesdays from 10.00am to 1.00pm

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