Currently the majority of our Living with Secondary Breast Cancer face to face groups remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now beginning to resume our groups across the UK in a gradual staggered return. It will take us several months to resume all of our groups, and we know that the right time to do this will be different in different areas. You are still able to register for any of our groups in the meantime, and if you do we will get in touch to let you know once your local group meetings do resume.

We continue to offer our online services open to anybody living with secondary breast cancer across the UK, including our regular virtual meetings and speaker sessions held on Zoom. To register for our online services please complete this form.

We know a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer can mean adjusting to difficult changes in your life, and sometimes it can help to talk with other people in a similar situation. Our meet-up groups give you the chance to do just that, in a relaxed and supportive environment.

What happens at our meet-up groups?

Whether you have questions about treatments and side effects, or just want to talk openly to others who have had a secondary breast cancer diagnosis, these sessions can provide you with support and helpful information.

Sessions usually take place monthly and are facilitated by an experienced counsellor. Once you register for a group we will send you regular invites to the sessions and you can attend as few or as many as you like. Once a quarter you’ll hear from a guest speaker who is an expert in their field, for example, a Clinical Nurse Specialist or a Benefits Adviser. Questions and discussions are welcome and we’ll also let you know about additional sources of support that may be available locally. 

The speaker sessions are an invaluable part of it and have been a very helpful source of information and advice. Mainly, though, it is being able to be totally open about our conditions and how we are feeling emotionally. It is very difficult to talk to family and friends without upsetting them, whereas at the meeting we can talk it out together. I often leave feeling invigorated and empowered.

Christine Jones, Cardiff

Where are our meet-up groups?

Not all of our meet-up groups are running at the moment, but you can still register for your nearest group and we will get in touch once the meetings do resume.  Please see a list below of the locations where we usually run our groups and when the meetings are held.  

Register for meet-ups

Please see a list below of the locations we run groups in and when we run them: 

Aberdeen

11am, second Wednesday of the month

Belfast 11am, third Friday of the month
Brighton 11am, fourth Wednesday of the month
Bristol 11am, second Wednesday of the month
Cardiff  11am, third Friday of the month
Cheltenham 11am, fourth Monday of the month
(previous Thursday if Bank Holiday)
Cornwall (Turo)  11am, first Thursday of the month
Coventry 11am, second Thursday of the month
Dorset (Poole)  11am, first Thursday of the month
Edinburgh  11am, last Monday of the month
Glasgow 6pm, first Tuesday of the month 

Inverness

11am, last Tuesday of the month
Kendal 11am, first Wednesday of the month
Lanarkshire 11am, fourth Wednesday of the month
Leicester 11am, fourth Monday of the month
Leeds 11am, first Friday of the month
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells  11am, first Tuesday of the month
Manchester 11am, third Wednesday of the month
Middlesbrough  11am, second Wednesday of the month
Milton Keynes  11am, second Monday of the month
Northampton 11am, second Thursday of the month
North Lincolnshire (Scunthorpe) 

11am, third Thursday of the month

North London/Hertfordshire (Ruislip) 

11am, first Thursday of the month

Oxford

11am, first Thursday of the month

Romford 11am, first Thursday of the month
Salisbury 11am, third Wednesday of the month
Sheffield 11am, second Friday of the month
Staffordshire (Stoke)

11am, third Wednesday of the month

Sutton South London  11am, fourth Thursday of the month
Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire (Frimley)  11am, fourth Monday of the month
Swindon 11am, second Wednesday of the month
Taunton 11am, third Wednesday of the month
Torbay (Torquay) 11am, first Tuesday of the month
York 11am, third Wednesday of the month

To register to attend meet-ups in the future please complete our online form and we will be in touch.

Register for meet-ups

Get in touch

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please get in touch on 0345 077 1893 or secondaryservices@breastcancernow.org