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Prostate Cancer – Support


Just been diagnosed? Find a support group.

Support groups can offer valuable support and information to anyone affected by prostate cancer. Joining a local support group can provide the opportunity to meet and talk to others who share or understand your experience of prostate cancer.

While I do not necessarily endorse specific local support groups, I am happy to provide you with the information required to contact your local group. I must say that I have the utmost respect for the volunteers that man the phone lines and arrange, man, and organise these meetings.

Disclaimer

Support Groups around the UK provide valuable help and information to men who have prostate cancer and their families, but you should know that:

  • The support groups listed below in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are independent groups and have no connection with me personally. In Scotland identified groups listed on this website are part of Prostate Cancer UK and operate within operational protocols.
  • The information provided here about support groups is included to keep men with prostate cancer informed about the support services available to them locally. The information below was to the best of my knowledge correct at the time of the creation of this page. 14/11/12.
  • I have no control over the activities of support groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and we accept no responsibility for what they do. This disclaimer covers all activities including any representational or campaigning activities they may undertake, any advice they may give and any other services they may provide.

Support groups in England

Cancer Support Prostate Cancer Group
East Midlands (Dudley and surrounding areas)
The White House, 10 Ednam Road, Dudley
Meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2pm
Contact: Peter Allen
Telephone: 01384 231232
Notes
The White House is a drop-in centre and is open each weekday between 9am and 5pm. We provide support for patients and carers affected by any type of cancer. Services include information, transport and complementary therapies. Please ring for more details.
City and Sandwell Prostate Cancer Support Group

East Midlands (West Bromwich, West Birmingham)
Wood Lane Community Centre, West Bromwich

Meets every 3 months

Contact:Heather Wilkins

Telephone: 0121 507 3381

Email: heather.wilkins@swbh.nhs.uk

Notes

The group is open to anybody and there are around 20-40 attendees.

Northampton Prostate Cancer Support Group
East Midlands (Northamptonshire)
Eden Close Community Room, Churchill Avenue, Northampton, NN3 6HL
Meeting: 7.30 p.m. First Tuesday each month, except January
Contact: Bernard Kelly, Chairman
Telephone: 01604 473738
Notes

Currently around 35 members. Wives/partners very welcome. Programme of speakers, outings and discussions, Macmillan oncology nurse specialist usually attends.

North Staffs Prostate Cancer Support Group
East Midlands (Stafford, Market Drayton, Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands)
The Joiners Square Community Centre, Cornes Street (off Leeks Road), Stoke-on-Trent
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6pm
Contact: Ken Smedley
Telephone: 01782 722168
Notes

This groups welcome all prostate cancer patients and their carers. There are around 100 members, 70 of which are prostate cancer patients and around 30 are carers.

Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group
East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire)
Postgraduate Education Centre, City Hospital Campus, Hucknall Road, Nottingham
Meets: Second Thursday of every other month (starting February), normally 7.00-9.00pm
Telephone: 0115 911 1661
Notes

The group provides mutual support to men and their families who are concerned about prostate cancer and its consequences; receives information about prostate cancer and its treatment; shares experience and raises awareness. The annual meeting programme includes talks from consultants, nurse specialists, and other healthcare professionals, with plenty of opportunity to comment or ask questions; also open discussions and an annual meal out. The attendance is around 20-35, including a number of partners. A bi-monthly Newsletter is widely circulated by email or post.

Prostate Cancer Support Association – Central England
East Midlands (West Midlands and Warwickshire)
Ambleside Sports and Social Club, Nuneaton and Coombe Social Club, Brinklow Road, Coventry, CV3 2HY
Meet bi-monthly from 7.30pm. Call Brian for further details.
Contact: Brian Atkins
Telephone: 01455 448040
Notes

Patient led support group.

Kidderminster and District Prostate Cancer Support Group
East Midlands (Worcestershire, Shropshire)
Kidderminster Town Hall, Kidderminster
They meet four times a year, every three months on the 3rd Monday of the month.
Contact: Colin Tomkinson
Telephone: 01562 66593
Notes

The group has 514 members and is a registered charity, number 1100718.

Sutton Coldfield Prostate Cancer
East Midlands (Sutton Coldfield, North Birmingham)
Educational Centre, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield

Generally last Wednesday of each month from 2-4.30pm

Contact: Joe Dyke
Telephone: 01216 866491
Notes

This group has up to 20-50 people.

North Notts Prostate Cancer Support Group
East Midlands (North of Nottingham, including Kirkby in Ashfield, Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse, Warsop, Edwinstowe and surrounding area)
Contact: Bob Clark – Chairperson
Telephone: 01623 515899
East Suffolk Prostate Cancer Support Group
Eastern (East Suffolk)
Lecture Theatre, postgraduate Centre, Ipswich Hospital
Public meetings are also held bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of the month 7-9pm
Contact: John Dent
Telephone: 01473 404735
Notes

Attracts 60/70 men who have and have had prostate cancer. There is normally a speaker at the general meetings and they have leaflets with the main contact details on them. Anyone is welcome to contact them.

Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group
Eastern (Norfolk and Waveney area of Suffolk)
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Bi-monthly meetings on the first Monday of the month from 7-9pm
Contact: Ray Cossey (Chairman)
Telephone: 01603 720 980
Notes

This group is a registered charity and has over 300 members, mainly consisting of prostate cancer patients. It’s purpose is to support men with prostate cancer and their families in the Norfolk and Waveney area and to spread awareness. There is free parking and refreshments.

Cambridgeshire Prostate Cancer Support Association (aka CambsPSA)
Eastern (Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk & Essex)
David Rayner Building, Scotsdales Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5JT
4th Thursday of every month. 7.30pm-9pm
Contact: Don Gibbs (Chairman)
Telephone: 01733 261281
Notes

The group has an attendence of around 40-100 people. They hold social evenings February-March, May-August and October-November. In the months when the social evenings do not take place, speakers usually attend the group.

Association for Prostate Awareness (APA)
London (London Borough’s of Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, City and Hackney)
Newham African Caribbean Resource Centre, 627 – 633 Barking Road, London E13 9EZ 020 8471 2258
Meets 3 monthly
Contact: Mr Renold Reid
Notes

The Association for Prostate Awareness (APA) is a voluntary Association of approximately 100 members, this includes a number of women. The Association aims to raise the awareness of the effect of prostate condition by promoting educational and cultural events which support individuals with prostate illness.

Guys Prostate Cancer Support Group
London (open to patients of Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital only)
Seminar Room, Urology Centre, Guys Hospital
Last Friday of every month. 2pm start. 1.30pm refreshments
Contact: Netty Kinsella
Telephone: 020 7188 7339
Notes

Refreshments from 1.30pm for a 2pm start.

PSA Prostate Cancer Support Association
London (Greater London)
Guy’s Hospital, Borough Wing, 4th Floor, Renal Library, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT.
(Precise directions within Guy’s Hospital can be provided upon request, preferably by email or by phone as listed below.)
Second Tuesday of each month at 14.00 – 16.00.
Contact: Colin Frith
Telephone: 020 8539 3474
Website: www.prostatecancersupport.info
Notes

This group is an integral part of the larger charity, PSA Prostate Cancer Support Association. Members support those affected by prostate cancer, their friends, families and partners. They have a special interest in those newly diagnosed and those with advanced prostate cancer.

The West London Prostate Cancer Group
London (anyone)
Maggie’s Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London
Meetings held on the 1st Monday of the month 12pm -14pm at the Maggie’s Centre, Charing Cross Hospital.
Contact: Rachel Sharkey
Telephone: 020 8846 7449
Notes

Frequent guest speakers including medics, therapists and relevant organisations such as The Prostate Cancer Charity. Numbers are limited please contact Rachel Sharkey if you are interested in joining the group or if you have any questions about this group.

Men’s Den Prostate Cancer support group
London (North London, Camden, Islington and Barnet)
The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital
Six weekly basis, evenings from 18.30 pm
Contact: David Cullen/ Shelley Coombs
Telephone: 0207 317 7629
Notes

A support group for patients, meet on a six weekly basis, invite an expert speaker for a short presentation followed by questions and answers. The members then discuss and meet over refreshments. The group is interested in developing a role in public health awareness.

Hackney Prostate Cancer Support Group
London (anyone in the vicinity who needs support, information,advice and counselling)
Wally Foster Community Centre, Homerton Road, London E9 5QB
Last Tuesday of the month , Time 12pm – 2pm
Contact: Nathaniel Oyinloye & Grace Alli-Adebayo
Telephone: 02079231962 / 02000113833 / Nath:07501066097 / Grace: 07502399503
Notes

Support for those affected by prostate cancer, their family, partners and friends-also those concerned /new members are welcome. Hackney Council is supporting the awareness project – All are welcome in our monthly awareness workshop. Free counselling available (1:1 counselling).

Hull and East Riding Prostate Cancer Support Group
North East (anyone in the vicinity or who needs support, information or advice)
29 Lowerdale Elloughton, Brough, North Humberside HU15 1SD
Runs group at home and has stands at some events
Contact: Len Brattan
Telephone: 01482 669631
Prostate Support Association (Teeside)
North East (Teeside and surrounding areas)
Blue Bell Hotel, Acklam Road, Middlesbrough
Meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 6.30pm
Contact: Robin Millman
Telephone: 01642 651280
Notes

A patient led support group with up to 20 attendees. Attracts men with prostate cancer and their families. This group has been going for 10 years.

The Prostate Cancer Support Group
North East (North Tyneside or anyone who can make the meeting)
North Tyneside General Hospital
Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm
Contact: Pauline Bagnall (nurse)
Telephone: 01912 934142
Notes

Speakers attend these informal meetings where information on prostate cancer is distributed. Wives and carers are always welcome. There is also a helpdesk on Monday afternoons in the main outpatients department where they are always happy to speak to people 1:1 if requested.

York Prostate Cancer Support Group
North East (Yorkshire)
York District Hospital, York
They meet every three months on a Monday at 6pm. Please contact Bryan for further details.
Contact: Bryan Metcalf
Telephone: 01757 228 394
Notes

Bryan also runs an e-group for anyone to join, send a blank email to ProstateCancerSupport@yahoogroups.com and Bryan will get back to you with further details.

Prosper (Prostate Cancer Support Group) – Harrogate
North East (Harrogate and District)
Christ Church Hall, Christ Church, The Stray, Harrogate HG1 4SW
7pm Last Thursday of every month (except August and December)
Contact: Sue Lennon or Alison Marchant
Telephone: 01423 553318
Notes

A friendly support group for patients and supporters who meet to chat about experiences and offer reassurance to each other. There are also talks by professionals and organisations on relevant subjects.

Wensleydale Prostate Cancer Support Group
North East (Wensleydale area)
Leyburn
Contact: Ann MacEwan for more details
Telephone: 0141 314 0050
Notes

This is a new group. The next meeting will be early in 2013. Please contact Ann to be put in touch with the group leader if you would like more information.

Prostate Cancer Support (PCS)
North West (North of England)
There are a number of different venues, please call to find your nearest one.
Contact: Helpline team
Helpline team: 0845 601 0766 General office: 0161 474 8222
Notes

Operates local support groups.

Furness Prostate Cancer Support Group
North West (Barrow, Cumbria)
St Marys Hospice Cancer Centre, Hartington Road, Barrow
Meets on 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm
Contact: Paul Booth
Telephone: 01229 889768
Notes
This small group of around 15-20 people gives advice and information to newly diagnosed men, families and partners
Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group

North West (Cheshire, Wirral, Stoke on Trent)
Leighton Hospital, Postgraduate Centre, Crewe

Usually held January, March, May, July, September and November generally second Saturday from 10-12pm.
Contact: Gary Steele/Ian Bonner
Telephone: 01606 553097
Helpline: 0845 456 0678
Notes

Wives and family welcome.

North Cumbria Prostate Cancer Support Group
North West (North Cumbria Hospital Trust Area)
Morton Manor, Wigton Road, Carlisle CA2 6JP
Every 1st Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm
Contact: Jim Allan
Telephone: 01228 539510
Notes

Family and Friends welcome.

Prostate Cancer Support (PCS) Droylesden
North West (Manchester, Lancashire)
Droylsden Football Club, Market Street, Droylesden M43 7AY
Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6pm
Contact: David Mitchel
Telephone: 0845 456 0678
Prostate Cancer Support (PCS) Wirral & North Cheshire
North West (Wirral, North Cheshire, Liverpool and North Wales)
Healthy Living Centre, Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 0AZ
Meets the last Saturday of each month (excl. summer break) at 10am
Contact: Calvin Wood
Telephone: (0151) 648 4466
Notes

They have 150 members and around 60-70 turn for each meeting. Families and partners are welcome.

The Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group
North West (Lancashire)
Cancer Care, Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster LA2 6ST
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (except July & August) at 7.30pm
Contact: George Niven (or for general information Cancer Care Lancaster)
Telephone: George – 01524 32736 or CCL – 01524 381820
Website: tbpcsg.org
Notes

An active group with 35 members.

The Men’s Group
North West (Liverpool and surrounding area)
21 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 4LR
Meets on the last Wednesday of every month except December.
Contact: Joan Elmer
Telephone: 0151 726 8934
Notes

The aim of the group is to provide a safe environment for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer to meet and discuss any issues they have. This may be concerns about treatment, how they feel and what happens next. They also invite the partners to come along; they are able to talk in our relaxation room about the issues and concerns they have. Four times each year we offer complimentary therapies to all members.

East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group
North West (East Lancashire)
The Mackenzie Medical Centre, Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Ave, Burnley BB10 2PQ
First Thursday of every month 2pm-4pm
Contact: leon wright
Telephone: 07548033930
Website: www.elpcsg.com
Notes

We are a group of local people who know about prostate cancer. We are a friendly organisation dedicated to offering support to men who have had or who are experiencing the effects of this potentially life threatening disease. We offer a place for free exchange of information and help for those affected by this increasingly common form of male cancer. At each meeting we strive to be a happy, supportive and upbeat group of people; encouraging open discussion on what can be a very difficult and perhaps for some an embarrassing subject. We have lively, informative, interactive, sharing and above all supportive meetings.

The Walnut Group
North West (Lancashire)
Vine House, Cromwell Road, Preston, PR2 6YB
Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6pm
Contact: Colin Piddington
Telephone: 01254 852555
Notes

Preston based Prostate Cancer Support Group. Patients, Carers, Family and Friends welcome.

Prostate Cancer Support (PCS) Salford
North West (Eccles, Salford, Manchester)
The Quaker Meeting House, 13 The Polygon, Wellington Road, Eccles, Manchester ML30 0DS
Third Wednseday of every month. 2pm-3.30pm
Telephone: 0161 474 8222
Oxfordshire family cancer support group
South East (Oxfordshire)
Drill Hall, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX15 7CR
Meets fortnightly
Contact: James Brown
Telephone: 0203 444 6493
Notes

Support for families looking after family members with cancer

APPLE (Association of Prostate Patients in London and Essex)
South East (London and Essex)
They hold occasional exhibitions at King George Hospital, Ilford,
Please contact Mr Mastris for information
Contact: Ken Mastris
Telephone: 020 8550 0600
Aylesbury Prostate Cancer Support Group
South East (Aylesbury and surrounding area)
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Meet once a quarter on the first Monday of that quarter. Please contact Colin for further details.
Contact: Colin Bracewell
Telephone: 01296 486925
Notes

Family members and partners welcome. There are about 10-15 attendees each session.

Cadgers
South East (Southend/Basildon and anyone in the area)
The Tyrols Centre, Thundersly, Essex
Last Thursday of every month 6-8pm
Contact: Cathy Miles
Telephone: 01702 385369
Notes

This support group welcomes family members. They are currently developing a website.They have 30-40 regular attendees and speakers every month (not necessarily medical). It is an informal meeting with tea and coffee. Wives, partners and family are welcome.

Chilterns Prostate Cancer Support Group
South East (The Chilterns and adjoining areas)
No set venue – public meetings take place at Wycombe Hospital or at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Meets currently every two months – please contact Andrew for further details
Contact: Andrew Scott-Priestley
Telephone: 01494 874722
Notes

This support group welcomes family members. They are currently developing a website.

East Surrey Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group
South East (East Surrey)
Skylane Hotel, 38, Bonehurst Road Horley, Surrey, RH6 8QG
Meets on the 2nd Monday of every other month from 2.30-4.30pm
Contact: Jim Adcock
Telephone: 01737 769636
Friends of Prostate Sufferers (the FOPS)
South East (Watford and district centred on Chorleywood Herts)
Bedford Arms, Chenies, Rickmansworth, WD3 6EQ
Meets beginning of the month, usually Wed or Thurs at 8pm for Committee Meeting, pre drinks chat at 7:30pm
Contact: Bob Arthy / Jim Spence
Telephone: Bob 07799475199 / 01923 282 105, Jim 01923 282 199
Frimley Park Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group
South East (Surrey, Hampshire)
Frimley Park Hospital
They meet 4 or 5 times a year in the Frimley area
Contact: Peter Seaton
Telephone: 01483 272547 Helpline:0800 6783168
Notes

The Founder and Chairman is Colin Stokes

Guildford Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group
South East (Guildford, Surrey)
Royal Surrey County Hospital
They meet every three months on a Wednesday with lunch and evening sessions. Please call Peter for further details.
Contact: Peter Seaton
Telephone: 01483 272547 Helpline: 0800 6783168
Notes

This group is newly formed with a membership of about 40. Their mission statement is; To offer support, comradeship and information to all men with prostate cancer and also to their partners, family and friends.

Haddenham & Thame Prostate Cancer Support Group
South East (Haddenham and surrounding villages)
The Rose and Thistle Pub, Station Road, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire
Meet once a quarter on the first Monday of that quarter.
Contact: Michael Pegge
Telephone: 01844 290077
Notes

This group is a member of the Chiltern Prostate Cancer Support Group. Michael is on the committee and anybody concerned about prostate cancer should contact him. The groups welcomes new members and they average around 30 attendees per session. The meeting is usually a lunchtime meeting.

Lister Prostate Cancer Support
South East (Lister Hospital patients only)
Post Graduate Centre, Lister Hospital
They meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm, except in the Summer months.
Contact: Mike Bradley
Telephone: 01462 684 732
Notes

Provides support for men with prostate cancer, their wives partners and family. They usually have around 10-12 attendees.

North East Essex Prostate Cancer group
South East (The Whole of North East Essex)
The Training and Development Centre at Essex County Hospital
1st Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm. No meetings in August or January.
Contact: Lucy Powell
Telephone: 01206 742964
Notes

The support group, which is open to patients, relatives and carers, is an informal group, which meets monthly.

P.H.A.S.E – Prostate Health Advice Support and Education
South East (Harold Wood, Romford and Brentwood)
Neighbourhood Centre, Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood, Essex
Meet last Friday of each month at 7pm
Contact: Acting Chairman, Rob Cornes
Telephone: 0208 970 8175 / 8071
ProActive
South East (West Essex PCT area Bishop’s Stortford to Loughton, Lea Valley to Ongar, including Harlow)
Birchwood House, St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping, Essex CM16 6TN
Meets once a month, on Friday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Contact: John Woods
Telephone: 0774 737 4692
Notes

We are an informal support group, which is open to patients and their partners. We have over 70 members, of whom some 20 patients and partners are able to attend the meetings. We have organised four annual prostate cancer ‘information afternoons’ with health professional speakers, and have set up a help line and a website.

PSA Prostate Cancer Support Association
South East (West Kent)
Somerfield Hospital, Maidstone
Meet 10.30am Last Friday of each month
Contact: Ian Noble
Telephone: 01634 849032
Website: www.prostatecancersupport.info
Notes

The groups are open discussion groups, speakers are occassionally invited but the main focus of meetings is supporting each other through the cancer journey and passing on information sources.

Prostate Cancer Support Association (PSA) Canterbury
South East (Canterbury and South East)
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Centre for Health & Clinical Sciences, Canterbury
Meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 10.15am
Contact: Graham Edwards
Telephone: 01304 364873
PSA Prostate Cancer Support Association (PSA) Tunbridge Wells
South East (South East or anyone who can make it)
Kent & Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
Meets first Monday of each month at 10.30am
Contact: 1. Len Walsham 2. Peter Grantham 3.John Bennett
Telephone: 1. 01892 654464 2. 01892 664232 3. 01892 526078
Reading Prostate Cancer Support
South East (The catchment area of the Royal Berkshire Hospital – mainly Berkshire and South Oxfordshire)
St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Craven Road, Reading
Meets first Friday of each month
Contact: Keith Jackson
Telephone: 0118 9842999
Notes

Meetings are open to all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer together with their partners. The principal purpose of the group is to provide support and fellowship for its members.

South East Cancer Help Centre
South East (anywhere in the South East)
South East Cancer Help Centre, 2 Purley RD, (Tesco Development) Purley PR8 2HA
Meets first working Monday of each month from 10.30-12.30pm
Contact: Kathleen Behan – Centre Manager
Telephone: 020 8668 0974
Website: www.sechc.org.uk
Notes

Registered Charity No 1011509. They have around 10-30 people attend and the support group is for anyone affected by prostate cancer.

The Chiltern Prostate Cancer Support Group – Marlow
South East (Marlow)
Marlow Rowing Club
Meets every two to three months.
Contact: Mike Basnett
Telephone: 01628 482362 / 07770 802761
Notes

This group is part of the larger Chilterns prostate cancer support groups. There are around 10-12 attendees.

The Prostate Cancer Support Group
South East (all those that can travel to Mount Vernon)
Linda Jackson Macmillan Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN
Meets once a month, usually on a Wednesday.
Contact: Lorraine Hawes
Telephone: 01923 844014
Notes

We have health professionals/ speakers each month, current issues on prostate cancer.

Woking PSA Group (North West Surrey)
South East (North West Surrey and local area)
Physiotherapy Department, Woking Community Hospital, Heathside Road, Woking
They meet on the 3rd Monday of every other month from 7-9pm. Please contact the physiotherapy department for further details.
Notes

This is an informal group where family members/non patients are welcome. There are usually 6-8 people per attendance.

Website: http://www.prostatecancersupport.info

Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group
South East (Oxfordshire)
Southfields Golf Club, Hill Top Road, Oxford, OX4 1PF
Please contact Secretary using the details below
Contact: Secretary, George Goldsmith
Telephone: 01235 763486
Notes

Membership is free to all those affected by prostate cancer, as patients, family or friends

Community Cancer Centre
South East (Middlesex)
Community Cancer Centre, 18a Fairfield Road, Yiewsley, Middlesex, UB7 8EX
The centre is open five days a week, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
Contact: Bren Fisher, CCC Manager, 01895 461016 (Mondays to Fridays 10am to 4pm)
Telephone: Office: 01895 461016 – A member of staff is on duty to help you during Mondays to Friday 10am to 4pm
Notes

Groups with similar diagnosis meet each month to support each other. Talks are arranged on a variety of subjects. Workshops on therapies and outings take place regularly. Drop-in centre provide information and support to anybody affected by cancer, including carers, families & friends. We offer support, workshops, a listening ear and complementary therapies. We are here to help and signpost to right information and organisation as required.

East & North Herts Prostate Cancer Support Group
South East (Herts and Beds)
Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Herts
4th Wednesday of each month
Contact: John Walker (Committee Member) or Brian Watkins
Telephone: John Walker – 01462 623 632 or Brian Watkins – 01438 740 569
The Prostate Cancer Support Group (Haywards Heath)
South East (Haywards Heath, West Sussex)
The Dolphins Surgery Meeting Room, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath
First Meeting Date: Thursday 19th July 3.30-5.00pm
Contact: Jenny Stanger
Notes

This group is aimed at men affected by prostate cancer, their partners and families, offering opportunities to share experiences and pick up useful information. We hope to plan future meetings according to the wishes and requirements of those attending the first meeting.

Brighton PCaSO Prostate Cancer Network
South East (Brighton and surrounding areas)
Audrey Emerton Building, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE
Meets usually quarterly on a Wednesday evening 6pm for 6.30 until 8pm
Contact: Barry Cocum 01273 387371
Telephone: PCaSO helpline 0845 650 2555
Website: www.pcaso.org
Notes

PCaSO has about 1000 members and is made up fo prostate cancer patients and their carers, partners and family member. All branch meetings are open to anyone and the newly diagnosed are especially welcome. A registered charity 1095439

Chichester PCaSO Prostate Cancer Network
South East (Chichester and surrounding areas)
Chichester Baptist Church, Sherbourne Road PO19 3AW
Usually quarterly, afternoons or evenings
Contact: Ian Graham-Jones 01243 371128
Telephone: PCaSO helpline 0845 650 2555
Website: www.pcaso.org
Notes

PCaSO has about 1000 members and is entirely made up of prostate cancer patients and their carers, partners and family members. All branch meetings are open to anyone and the newly diagnosed are especially welcome. A registered charity 1095439.

Eastbourne PCaSO Prostate Cancer Network
South East (Eastbourne and surrounding areas)
Post Graduate Medical and Dental Centre, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD.
Meets second Thursday of every month 6.30 for 7pm
Contact: Graham Hatfield 01323 749258 graham.hatfield@btopenworld.com
Telephone: PCaSO helpline 0845 650 2555
Website: www.pcaso.org
                 pcasoeastbourne.org.uk
Notes

PCaSO has about 1000 members and is entirely made up of prostate cancer patients and their carers, partners and family members. All branch meetings are open to anyone and the newly diagnosed are especially welcome. A registered charity 1095439. *Car park charges can be reclaimed.

Hampshire PCaSO Prostate Cancer Network
South East (all of Hampshire)
Otterbourne Village Hall, Cranbourne Drive SO21 2ET. Close to the M3 near Winchester
Meet usually quarterly at 7pm
Contact: Stuart Thompson 01794 512867
Telephone: PCaSO helpline 0845 650 2555
Website: www.pcaso.org
Notes

PCaSO has about 1000 members and is entirely made up of prostate cancer patients and their carers, partners and family members. All branch meetings are open to anyone and the newly diagnosed are especially welcome. A registered charity 1095439

Isle of Wight Urology Cancer Support Group
South East (Isle of Wight)
The Orchard House Care Centre, 189 Fairlee Road,Newport, Isle of Wight
Meets generally monthly, but call or check website for confirmation
Contact: the trustees on 07548549038 or website
Telephone: 07548549038
Cornwall Prostate Support Association
South West (Cornwall)
Knowledge Spa at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
Meets 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm.
Contact: Debbie Victor
Telephone: 01872 252 177
Notes

Meetings take place once a month.

The Cotswolds Prostate Cancer Support Group
South West (Gloucestershire)
The Gloucestershire Club, Greville Close, Sandhurst Road, Gloucester, GL2 9RG
Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm
Contact: Robin Ewart
Telephone: 07703 477391
Derriford Prostate Support Group
South West (Devon, Cornwall & Plymouth)
Postgraduate Centre, Derriford Hospital
Meets on the last Thursday of the month at 4.30pm
Contact: Vanessa Wilcox
Telephone: 01752 245228
              vanessa.wilcox@phnt.swest.nhs.uk
Notes

This group is for patients who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, their families and partners. The group also has various speakers ranging from patients, alternative therapists and consultants who speak monthly. There are around 30-40 attendees. A buddying service is currently been set up.

North and East Devon Support Group
South West (North and East Devon)
Isca Centre Exeter
They meet every 3 months on the 3rd Thursday of that month.
Contact: Ruth Burrow
Telephone: 01404 812899
Notes

This group has guest speakers, lively discussions and a friendly atmosphere. The website address is: http://www.nedpsa.org.uk. There are area groups all over Devon for anyone who cannot make it to the main meeting. There is also a ladies group that meets from time to time. They are a Registered Charity.

Prospect: The West of England
South West (Bristol and surrounding counties)
BCWA Sports Centre, Southmead, Bristol
They meet quarterly, usually on a Wednesday at 7.30pm. Call David for further details.
Contact: David Casley
SOMERSET Prostate Support Association
South West (Somerset)
The Albemarle Centre, Taunton (and also in Yeovil)
Please contact Brian for further details.
Contact: Brian Smart
Telephone: 01823 272184
Notes

This group is now well established with an attendance of around 40 people. The group encourages wives, partners and family members to attend. The group has guest speakers including consultants and specialist nurses.

South Dorset Prostate Cancer Support Group
South West (South & West Dorset)
St Andrews Church Hall, Preston, Weymouth
Every other month, on the 2nd Wednesday of that month
Contact: Barry Newman
Telephone: 01305 834064
Notes

This group is for patients who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, their families and partners. There are sometimes speakers ranging from patients, therapists, doctors & nurses. There are around 30-40 attendees.

Dorset PCaSO Prostate Cancer Network
South West (Dorset)
St Marks Church, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth BH10 4HY
Meets normally on a Wednesday at 7.30pm every other month. Please call or look at the pcaso website for more details.
Contact: Barry Taylor 01202 696107 or Jim Davis 01202 580436
Telephone: PCaSO helpline 0845 650 2555
Website: www.pcaso.org
Notes

PCaSO has about 1000 members and is entirely made up of prostate cancer patients and their carers, partners and family members. All branch meetings are open to anyone and the newly diagnosed are especially welcome. A registered charity 1095439

Stafford Prostate Cancer Support Group
West Midlands (Stafford and surrounding area)
Post Graduate Medical Centre, Mid Staffs Foundation Trust, Weston Road, Stafford, ST16 3SA
Meets first meeting Tuesday 3 February 2009 and thereafter first Tuesday of each month between 6-8pm.
Contact: Jane Begley, Uro-oncology Nurse
Telephone: 01785 257731 x 3042
Notes

Parking facilities are available for those attending. Post Graduate Medical Centre is located at the rear of the hospital.

Solihull Prostate Cancer Support Group (SPCSG)
West Midlands (Solihull and South Birmingham)
SIMTR Conference Centre, Spire Parkway Hospital, Damson Parkway, Solihull

Meets on the last Tuesday of every month (except December) at 6.30 pm.

Contact: Mike Ince (Secretary)
Telephone: 0121-744-7557
Notes

Free Car Parking is available for those attending and Coffee/Tea and biscuits are served from 6.15 pm on arrival.

Leeds Prostate Cancer Support Group
Yorkshire and Humber (35 mile radius of Leeds)
The Grove Centre, Horsforth
Meetings are held every three months on a Saturday afternoon
Contact: Main contact is David Padfield. Then Ian Yearwood
Telephone: David: 01924 275985 Ian: 07810 626 397
Notes

This group has around 40-50 attendees and speakers are invited each meeting including surgeons, specialist nurses or a person from Macmillan

Prostate Cancer Guernsey

Channel Islands (Everyone on the Channel Islands who can make the meetings)
Les Côtils Christian Centre

Drop in Meetings at 7.30pm on 2nd Tuesday of the month throughout the year with two larger meetings with speakers in the Spring and Autumn

Contact: Robin Penna – Chairman or John Dempster – Secretary
Telephone: 01481 263084 or 07781 120074/01481 246114 or 07781 143323
Notes

A Guernsey organisation that provides a forum for discussion and support to those in Guernsey diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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