Support groups and services
Cancer Information and Support Centre - (Just behind Weston Park Hospital)
Open Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, drop-in for information, advice and support, no appointment is necessary. This is available for anyone affected by cancer.
Health Care Professionals are here to assess and guide you through information and support available as required.
There are free courses available for patients and carers, which provide information and advice in a group setting.
There are appointments available with experienced welfare advisors Monday - Friday. Please call for an appointment time.
Tel: 0114 226 5666
The Cancer Information Service holds books and videos about treatment and support which you may borrow. Contact +44 (0)114 226 5390.
The service is based in the Patient's Library on the 3rd floor of Weston Park Hospital.
Macmillan Cancer Support helps people who are living with cancer providing specialist health care, information and practical and emotional support. Contact them on 0808 808 0000 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk
Royal Hallamshire Haematology Support Group
Lymphoma, Myeloma and other associated conditions and is open to patients, carers, family and friends of patients.
Meetings include: emotional support, medical professional speakers, discussions and social activities.
Contact: Please contact The CARE Team on 08088 010 444 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Meet at: Cancer Support Centre, 23 Northumberland Road, Sheffield S10 2TX (located behind Weston Park Hospital Car park)
We meet every four to six weeks on a Wednesday 6.30p.m – 8.30p.m.
Sheffield Bowel Cancer Support Group
The group meet at the Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB (end of Chapel Walk, opposite the Crucible Theatre) regularly.
For a list of up-to-date meetings please contact Christine Blaze at the Northern General Hospital on 0114 2714809.
You will have an opportunity to chat about any concerns or worries with others in a similar position, and also to plan what you feel would be most valuable for future meetings. It will also be possible to receive advice from trained volunteers and NHS staff on non-medical problems. Relatives and carers are also welcome to attend the meetings.
HUG (Help for Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients)
This group provides help for patients who have had oesophageal, pancreatic or gastric cancer surgery as well as their carers. The group meets every 2-3 months at the Manor Operatic Society's practice rooms on Walker Street, near the Wicker in Sheffield. For information about the group and to find out dates of the next meeting please contact Anne crofts on +44 (0)114 2268755 or Beverley Furniss on +44 (0)114 2268408
The North Trent Lymphoedema Group
Contact Pamela Richards on +44 (0)114 2361205
Designed for teenagers with a parent who has cancer
The Sheffield Cameo Group
Evening meetings every other month on the second Thursday of every month sports and social club.
Contact: Glen Harding +44 (0) 114 296 7754 or Christine Dawson on +44 (0) 114 2723558
Sheffield Prostate Cancer Support Group
Contact: Les Ashcroft +44 (0)114 2474628 or Norman West +44 (0)114 2960797
SHARE - Support, Healing, Acceptance, Recreation, Education.
A monthly support group for young adults with Hodgkin's Disease
Contact: Matt Winter on +44 (0) 114 268 3855, mobile +44 (0) 7765 893302 or Janet Hutchinson (research nurse) on +44 (0) 114 226 5000
Support Groups in Rotherham
Rotherham Breast Cancer Support Group
Mrs. Ros. Marsh +44 (0)1709 730635
Sylvia Danks +44 (0)114 287 2785
Dearne Valley Cancer Support Group
+44 (0)1709 87017
Support Groups in Doncaster
Doncaster Breast Cancer Support Group
Contact Sue Reader on +44 (0) 1405 740511 or
Deborah Whitehead or Barbara Langdale 01302 366666
Cancer Support Group
Contact Janet Ryles at Doncaster Royal Infirmary on +44 (0) 1302 366666 ext 3143.
St John's Information and Support Centre
Information and Support Service: Contact Jo Shepherd on 01302 796924
Caretogether (Carers Support Group): Contact Carol Nettleton on 01302 796853
Pathways (Patient Support Group): Contact Kerry Griffiths on 01302 796925
Support Groups in Barnsley
Barnsley Cancer Aftercare
Contact Margaret Muller on +44 (0) 1924 256659 or Christine Allen +44 (0) 1226 385187
Support Groups in Chesterfield
Focus Group-Breast Cancer
Contact Donna Ashley on +44 (0) 1246 512356
Manvers Laryngectomy Club
Tony Curtis 01246278512