Support groups are usually made up of volunteers and patients who have personal experience of cancer. Groups’ functions vary but they will usually have a telephone helpline, hold meetings or produce relevant information. Some may offer a visiting service or practical help. The main aim of a support group is to offer understanding and appropriate support based on personal knowledge and experience.
The North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group
The support group, which is open to all patients who have a urology cancer and their partners and carers, is an informal group which meets monthly. The meetings are held to share information and experiences, and often include a speaker. Details about our next meeting can be found on the attached poster.
The August edition of the Urology Newsletter for the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group is available, which outlines our services and also includes details about the next meeting.
Our next meeting will be held on 4 September 2019, from 6pm – Jenni Homewood will talk to the group about complimentary medicine – download more information here.
Colchester Catalyst Charity provides funding for support and equipment needed by people with medical conditions or disabilities who live in North East Essex, specifically where assistance is not available from statutory organisations.
For more information please contact us by email
There are national support organisations who also provide information and will talk to you about any information you have been given. The groups below may be able to help you.
Prostate Cancer UK www.prostatecanceruk.org
Macmillan Cancer Support www.macmillan.org.ukBack to top