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Support groups

Our support groups at Big C provide you with the opportunity to meet other people who are going through similar experiences, to share stories and support one another.

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Breast cancer group

Based at our King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth centres this group offers people who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer an opportunity to meet others, talk through concerns or worries and share experiences.

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BSL support group

Specialist monthly sessions for the Deaf community to come together and share their experiences with fully trained members of the Big C team, and supported by a BSL interpreter.

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Carers support group

If you’re caring for someone with cancer, the Carers group offers a network of emotional support and a chance to meet other carers.

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HILL bereavement support group

Our bereavement group (Help in Loss of Loved Ones) supports anyone following the loss of a loved one, all facilitated by our caring team.

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Living well with secondary cancer

This informal session is for anyone with a secondary cancer diagnosis, giving an opportunity to chat through any concerns, get support and meet others in a similar situation

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Men’s cancer support group

A monthly support group for men affected by a cancer diagnosis, to share thoughts and feelings with others going through similar situations.

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Teens & young adults support group

TYA offers peer, emotional and practical support for 16-24 year olds, with a friendly, informal and relaxed vibe, plus range of fun activities and outings.

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The Kingsmen prostate group

A support group for anyone with a prostate cancer diagnosis. A chance to meet with others and chat through worries or share information.

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Women’s cancer support group

A monthly support group for women affected by a cancer diagnosis, to share thoughts and feelings with others going through similar situations.

Find a support centre near you

Find a support centre near you

Our Big C Centres at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, in Norwich city centre, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn are open Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).

Our counselling services

Find out more about the counselling services available for children, families and on a 1:1 basis.

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Find other support groups in your local area

We can help you find other local support groups for general or specific cancer types that are taking place across Norfolk and surrounding counties.

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“Attending the group has changed things for me, before I felt like I was the only person going through this. Being around others who know what it can be like makes you feel not so alone…”


We’ve helped people like John & Sue

“Meeting someone who understood how my husband felt and was able to also make him laugh despite the tracheostomy and only being able to communicate by writing, was a truly up-lifting experience.

I cannot emphasise enough how much of a difference Big C made, thank goodness we found it.”

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We’ve helped people like Louise

Following a routine mammogram screening, Louise was told that a lump was found in her breast, resulting in a breast cancer diagnosis in August 2019. This is her story…

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How to book support


Call us on 0800 092 7640 to chat to our support team (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, excluding bank holidays).


Email us on support@big-c.co.uk with your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

Speak to your GP

Have a chat with your GP or healthcare team, who will be able to get in touch with us on your behalf.


We can help you work through the maze of cancer information.


At our centres across the region, we offer support to anyone affected by cancer.

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