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Join or Start a Support Group

Many areas of the UK find it difficult to access any form of kidney cancer patients support group, something that is vital in any cancer journey, and with your help, we can rectify that.

If you would like to, or are thinking about, setting up a kidney cancer support group (maybe you are a health professional such as a cancer nursing specialist at a main hospital) here are some short tips on what to consider:

  • Where will the group be based.
  • What would be a suitable venue – that would be convenient for patients and group leaders.
  • Who can help you.
  • How often should you meet.
  • Who will run the group and do the admin.
  • On-going running of the group.
  • What are the aims of the group.
  • What form will the meetings take. 

We are here to help you, so contact us for advice on setting up your patient support group.

Take the plunge, set up a support group

We can help with making any necessary contacts and in engaging the right people at your local major hospital, we can give you lots of help and guidance with the admin of starting a group, we can arrange a visit to talk about how you can get started and share ideas and best practice, and provide you with information materials and PR support if required. We’re here to support you in helping others as your group moves from an idea to reality.

If you would like to talk about how Kidney Cancer UK or Kidney Cancer Scotland can help you with setting up a patient support group, please get in touch with us on 01223-870008 or fill out the form below and we will contact you.

We will come and talk at your Support Group

If your group is already running and you would like a representative of Kidney Cancer UK or Kidney Cancer Scotland to come and be a guest speaker at one of your meetings, get in touch, we’d be delighted to come and share what we do in our work. These group work as a two-way street as we love to get feedback and find out what your group members would like us to do for them, and to talk about how patients can get more involved with us.

Find a Support Groups in Your Area

Below are the locations of support groups across the UK, click the arrow for more details. If you would like to add your support group to this map please use the form below and send us the location, the address, how often and the time you meet, on what days and a contact number if someone wants to get in contact.

Mount Vernon Patient Support Group

Mount Vernon Patient Support Group, 11th Sept 2019, 13th Nov 2019 & 8th Jan 2020 4pm
Mount Vernon Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, UK

Guys Hospital Kidney Cancer Patient Support Group

The Guys Support Group will meet on 17th Sept, 29th Oct & 12th December 2019
Dimbleby Cancer Care Centre, Ground Floor-Welcome Village, Guys Hospital

Cambridge Support Group

every 8 weeks at 6pm-7:30pm
The David Rayner Building, Scotsdales Garden Centre, 120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5JT.

Manchester Support Group

Manchester Support Group
Maggies Centre, The Robert Parfitt Building, The Christie Hospital, 15 Kinnard Road, M20 4QL

Royal Free Hospital Support Group

The first meeting for this new patient support group will be 29th May, further dates TBC
The Atrium, Ground Floor, Royal Free Hospital

Plymouth Support Group

The Plymouth Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month, 11:30-1pm
Marjon Sport & Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth, UK


Contact us about Starting A Kidney Cancer Support Group

We offer grants and support so get in contact using he form below and see how we can help you start a local support group.