We understand living with a Cancer diagnosis is not easy, nor is supporting a friend or loved one suffering from this terrible disease. The good news is there are lots of groups and organisations that offer support for cancer sufferers. The challenge is these are not always easy to find or gain solid information about. Cancer is a horrible disease and can strike anyone at any time, this is why it is so important to know and understand the support that is available.
We thought it would be useful to provide a list of some of the main cancer support groups and organisations in the Hampshire area along with details of how to get in touch. If you need any further support or advice in dealing with Cancer or caring for someone with Cancer, please give our friendly team as call and we will be happy to help where we can:
Breast Cancer Haven
This is a great resource offering information, self-help films and audio to help support those with Breast Cancer. The Breast Cancer Haven offers support to anyone with Breast Cancer on what to expect and some positive, uplifting stories.
Macmillan Cancer Support
We are sure most people have heard of this incredible organisation that helps thousands of Cancer sufferers every single day in the UK. The organisation offers a huge range of support services from physical to financial. The link above will take you straight to a page where you can find your local Macmillan support service depending on your postcode.
The Blue Space
The Blue Space recognises that men suffering from Cancer are far less likely to seek out help and support in the UK. They are an offshoot of The Pink Space that deals with both men and women living with Cancer. The charity is based in Alton and offers a range of meetings and excellent “Men’s Wellbeing Sessions” to help men through the process of Cancer.
Winchester & Eastleigh Cancer Support Group
Don’t let the web address above confuse you. This group offers events, drop-in sessions and meetings for Cancer Survivors. They recognise that often being given the “all-clear” is not the end of the struggle with Cancer. The website is a great hub for events, support and information.
Cancer Services Partnership
This incredible group focuses on the health and well-being of all, throughout the whole cancer journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and more importantly beyond, whether living a full life after cancer, living with the side effects of cancer treatment, or increasingly, living a full life with cancer, with palliative care support, for many years.
The Partnership holds regular support meetings both virtually and in the Ark Conference Centre on the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital sites.
Shine Cancer Support
Shine Hampshire operates in Southampton and Portsmouth with a focus on young people with Cancer. They offer an extensive range of support, information and advice plus a number of social events to ensure young Cancer sufferers are not isolated by this terrible disease. In recent times they have arranged bowling trips, coffee mornings and evening drinks amongst other things.
Whilst we know these are only a few groups, please share this post so others can see. If there is interest we will continue to expand this list and remember support is always out there.
“If you or a loved one are in need of support, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We Care Together Southampton. Our dedicated team is always here to provide the care and assistance you need. Visit our website at www.wecaretogethersouthampton.co.uk to learn more about our services. We’re here to help you every step of the way.