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Meetings in 2024!

Monday 19th February
Monday 18th March
Monday 15th April
Monday 20th May
Monday 17th June
Monday 15th July
Monday 19th August
Monday 16th September
Monday 21st October
Monday 18th November
Monday 9th December

North Northumberland Cancer Support Group

Whether you are on your own cancer journey, or supporting someone who is, this is an informal group sharing stories and experiences and giving mutual support. 

If you think this would be helpful to you, call Jude on 07595050152.

A support group can provide numerous benefits for people affected by cancer. Here are some ways in which support groups can be helpful:

 

1. Emotional support: Support groups offer a safe space for individuals to express their emotions and share their experiences with others who understand what they are going through. This can help alleviate feelings of isolation, fear, or sadness and provide a sense of belonging.

 

2. Information and education: Support groups often provide access to valuable information about cancer treatment options, side effects, and coping mechanisms. Members can learn from each other's experiences and gain insights into managing their condition effectively.

 

3. Practical advice: Support groups can offer practical advice on various aspects of cancer, such as navigating the healthcare system, finding the right medical professionals, or dealing with insurance and financial issues.

 

4. Coping strategies: Members of support groups can share coping strategies that have worked for them, whether it involves managing physical symptoms, dealing with treatment side effects, or addressing the emotional impact of cancer. Learning from others' experiences can provide new perspectives and helpful techniques.

 

5. Sense of community: Being part of a support group provides a sense of community and connection with others who are going through similar challenges. Members can form friendships, offer encouragement, and provide mutual support, creating a supportive network outside of their immediate circle.

 

6. Empowerment: Support groups can help individuals regain a sense of control over their lives by fostering empowerment and resilience. Sharing personal stories and witnessing others' journeys can inspire hope and motivation to face the challenges of cancer head-on.

 

Remember, every support group is unique, so it's essential to find one that aligns with your specific needs and preferences.

Advice

If you require some information on Cancer or support from other organisations, please see below.

Northern Cancer Voices

Maggie's

Macmillian Cancer 

Support

NN Cancer

Support Facebook

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