Due to social distancing restrictions we now have a range of online support groups. Please see below for more information including when the groups are held and how to join a group.

There may be other online support available through cancer charities. Call our support and information specialists on 020 3447 3816 to find out what’s available for you.

The Cancer Support Group provides an opportunity to meet other adults affected by cancer online. You can chat, share information and support each other. Everyone is welcome including patients, and their family, friends and carers. Each session includes time for conversation, sharing experiences or just listening. The group is facilitated by two support and information specialists.

When?

The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Where?

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our support groups are online. To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. Details on how to join the group will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

The Haematology Support Group provides an opportunity for adults affected by a blood cancer or blood condition to meet online to share information, ask questions of specialist staff and support each other. Everyone is welcome, including patients, and their family, friends and carers. The group is facilitated by a support and information specialist and a volunteer.

When?

The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Where?

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our support groups are online. To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. Details on how to join the group will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

The Penile and Urethral Cancer Support Group is a monthly online support group for people affected by penile or urethral cancer, including their family, carers and friends. It provides a safe space to talk to others, share experiences or simply listen. The group is facilitated by a support and information specialist and a clinical nurse specialist. 

When?

The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 12pm to 1.30pm

Where?

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our support groups are online. To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. Details on how to join the group will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

The Bladder Cancer Support Group is a monthly support group for people affected by bladder cancer, including their family, carers and friends. It provides a safe space to talk to others, share experiences or simply listen. A guest speaker is invited for the first part of the session every other month. The group is facilitated by a support and information specialist and a clinical nurse specialist. 

When?

The group meets every third Thursday of the month from 12pm to 1pm. There is no support group in December.

Where?

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our support groups are online. To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. Details on how to join the group will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

The Prostate Cancer Support Group is a monthly support group for men with prostate cancer and their family, friends and carers. It provides a safe space to talk to others, share experiences or simply listen. A guest speaker is invited for the first part of the session every other month. The group is facilitated by a support and information specialist and a clinical nurse specialist.  

When?

The group meets every second Thursday of the month from 12.30pm to 2pm

Where?

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our support groups are online. To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. Details on how to join the group via Zoom will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

The Laryngectomee Club is a support group for people affected by a laryngectomy, including family, carers and friends. It provides a safe space to talk to others, share experiences or simply listen. The group is facilitated by a support and information specialist and a speech and language therapist. 

For upcoming dates visit the events page.

For more information contact us on 020 3447 3816 or email uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net.

The Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is a support group for anyone affected by a head and neck cancer, including family, carers and friends. It provides an opportunity to meet other patients to talk, share experiences, ask questions or offer advice. The group is facilitated by two support and information specialists. 

When?

The group meets every third Tuesday of the month from 4.30pm to 6pm

Where?

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our support groups are online. To book your place, or for more information, email our team on uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net. We will email you an invitation to join the group via Zoom. Details on how to join the group via Zoom will be on the email invite. You can also contact us on 020 3447 3816 for more information.

The support groups listed below are hosted by the Macmillan Support and Information Service but are facilitated by external organisations:

The UCLH Chinese Cancer Support Group is a monthly support group for Chinese-speaking people who have cancer, and their friends, family and carers.

When?

The support group is held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 11am to 12:30pm.

Where?

The group is held online. For more information and to book your place email Pak at pak.keung@cacaca.org.

The Sarcoma Support Group is for people who have been diagnosed with a sarcoma as well as their family members, friends and carers.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, we have had to suspend meetings temporarily.

For more information contact The Macmillan Support and Information Service on 020 3447 3816 or email uclh.supportandinformation@nhs.net.