Social support

Group support for people with cancer and their loved ones

Group support

Group support is available for people with any type of cancer and their friends and families: before, during or after treatment.

Every group provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation to you, and to share experiences. Groups offer a safe space to express emotions you might not want to share with your friends and family. You might learn from those a little way ahead of you in their journey and develop your own strategies for coping.

There are two kinds of group support at Maggie’s:

Support Groups, which are led by a psychologist and focus on the emotional impact of cancer.

Networking Groups, which bring together groups of people with the same type of cancer. These groups are tailored to a specific cancer and provide information on treatment options and techniques to improve wellbeing.

Would you like to find out about support groups at Maggie’s? Please contact your local Centre to find out more and join a group.

You can find your nearest Maggie’s Centre using the search tool below. You can also find information and support online. Our Online Centre offers the same supportive community and practical, emotional and social support as you’ll find in all our Centres.

"It has been a godsend coming to the prostate group. It’s reassuring to speak to people in the same position. I talk about things within the group that I would never talk about with my family and friends."
Ian, Glasgow

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