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.
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: