Daisy Network Daisy Network
Supports women who have experienced a premature menopause due to a medical condition or treatment.

There is a considerable amount of support available for people affected by cancer, from practical and emotional support to financial grants and self-help courses.

Please do ask a member of the LJMC team for information about any services that are available to help you.

Support groups

A diagnosis of cancer may leave you feeling shocked and scared. There are many people who understand and who can help you – you don’t need to struggle alone.

Support groups are usually self-help groups for people affected by cancer to share feelings and gain mutual support. They offer a range of services, such as meetings, telephone helplines, drop-in centres, home visiting, information and practical help.

They provide an opportunity to talk to people who really know what you’re going through.

A specialist head and neck cancer support group meets at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre on the second Tuesday of each month at 4.00pm at the Post Graduate Centre. You do not need to book, just turn up. Meetings offer a chance for patients and carers to share their experiences, discuss concerns and get practical advice. A head and neck specialist nurse is always at this group. The group also has its own Facebook page: Moving on from Head and Neck Cancer.

If it isn’t convenient for you to come to meetings at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, use the link below to find one in a more suitable location:

Find a local support group
Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides information on all aspects of cancer and its treatments including medical, practical and financial issues. Also runs an online community.

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK

Funds research into cancer. Provides information on cancer and its treatments.

HealthTalk HealthTalk

Includes videos in which patients share their experiences of cancer.

Lab Tests Online Lab Tests Online UK

A site to help you understand the clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.


Comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare.

Patient.info Patient.info

Provides evidence-based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.