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Support Groups Near You

There are many different support groups for those affected by cancer. These are held at the Norwich Big C Centre and other places around Norfolk and Waveney.

Cancer support groups

Brain tumours
Norfolk Brain Tumour Support Group
Meets between 1.30 and 3.30 pm on the first Thursday of every month at the Big C Support & Information Centre, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. 

Anyone affected by a diagnosis of brain tumour is most welcome to come along.

For further information telephone Big C on 01603 286112 or Oncology Nurse Specialist on 01603 286171.

Breast cancer 
ABC (After Breast Cancer)
Contact: 01379 741518 or 01508 492914
Meets at St. Albans Church Hall, Grove Walk, Norwich NR1 2QH

ABC (After Breast Cancer)
Contact: 01263 820924
Meets at St.Josephs Hall Sheringham 

Young Women’s Group (breast cancer)
Contact: Liselle 01603 740653, Rachel 01603 665662
Meets in Norwich area (varies)
Keeping Abreast
Breast Cancer Reconstruction Support Group
 - Jane 01953 603642 (meets in Norwich, Wymondham, Cromer and Stalham)
 - Claire 01366 377715 (evenings) (meets in King's Lynn)
The Rosemary Group (for women living with secondary cancer)
Contact: 01603 286112
Meets at Mangreen Hall, Ipswich Road and the Big C Centre in Norwich. 
Breast Friends
James Paget Hospital, Burrage Centre - 1st Thursday of each month 7.30pm
Contact: 01493 721570/01493 856510

Breast cancer Support Group for patients and their carers.
Meets at Big C Centre, Norwich
First Tuesday of each month14.00 – 15.30
Contact. 01603 286112

Be Reassured Scheme (for ladies with breast cancer)
Contact: 01493 662415
Bowel cancer
Bowel Cancer Support Group
Contact: 01603 287828
Meets at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Benjamin Gooch Hall

Colorectal Cancer Support Group 
Contact: 01493 452427 or 01493 662188
Meets at The James Paget University Hospital Hospital Chapel on the first Tuesday of every month. 10.30am - 12pm.
Please contact the JPUH colorectal cancer clinical nurse specialists for more details. This will be patient led.

Cervical Cancer
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
020 7936 7498
Children, Teenage and Young Adult groups
Teen & Young Adult Cancer Support Group (16-25)
Meets by-monthly at Big C Cancer Norwich
Contact 01553 818737
Kidney Cancer Support Group
Meets. Big C Centre Norwich
Alternates months. First Tuesday 10.30-12md (Feb/April/June/Aug/Oct/Dec)
Contact. 01603 286115

Lung cancer
Lung Cancer Support Group (including mesothelioma)
Contact: 01603 289625
Meets at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Benjamin Gooch Hall
Liver cancer
Liver Support Group (supports people with liver disease and liver cancer)
Contact: 01603 456567
Meets: various

Lymphoma Group
Contact: 01603 250800
Meets at Various (ring for details)
Arms and Legs Lymphoedema Support Group
(For cancer and non-cancer patients)
Contact: 01603 810670
Meets: Various
Myeloma Support Group
Contact: 01603 483327
Meets at the Big C Centre
Melanoma Support Group
Contact: 01603 288365
Meets at the Big C Centre

Mesothelioma Cancer Network
(Online support)

NET Group. (Neuroendocrine Tumours)
Meets Big C Centre, Norwich
Second Tuesday each month
Contact 01603 288113
Oesophageal and gastric cancers
Oesophagael and Gastric Patient Association
National association with a local contact
Contact: 01603 708100 or 01263 833912 or 01603 260256

Ovarian cancer
Support Groups in the Norwich area:
Pandora’s Box (for women with gynaecological cancer)
Contact: 07826342204
Meets at Big C Centre
Prostate cancer
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Contact: 01603 289845 NNUH
01493 453510 JPH
Meets at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, James Paget Hospital
Sarcoma Support Group
Meets Big C Centre Norwich, monthly

It’s on the Ball
Testicular Support Group
Meets at Big C Centre, Norwich
Contact: 01603 288115

Other support groups

Bereavement Support Group
Contact: 01603 286112
For over 18s. Meets on alternate Thursday mornings at the Big C Centre, Norwich
Cruse Bereavement Care
Contact: 01603 219977 
Norfolk Carers Support
01603 219924
Supports Adults, Young Adult carers (16-24yrs) Young carers (6-16yrs)

The Carers Agency Partnership
0808 808 9876

Crossroads Care in Norfolk
01362 691708

Carers Support Group - Big C Centre Norwich
Meets on the second Monday each month
01603 286112
Colostomy groups
Stars - Colostomy Association (Local Group)
Contact: 01603 661751

Groups For All Cancer Types

Sport Action for men after cancer
Contact: 01953 605208
Meets at Sports Park UEA

Sport Action for women after cancer.
Meets every Wednesday at UEA Sportspark
Aqua stretch, Badminton, Yoga and a social get together.
Contact: Coral  01953 605208

Shine Cancer Support
For adults in their 20s, 30s or 40s with any cancer diagnosis
Contact: norwich@shinecancersupport.org