A diagnosis of secondary breast cancer can mean adjusting to difficult changes in your life. These changes may be small or more significant, but they can make a big difference to how you feel, both physically and emotionally.
What happens at our meet-up groups?
Whether you have questions about pain management, treatments and side effects, or just want to talk openly to others who have had a secondary diagnosis, these sessions can provide you with helpful information and support in a relaxed environment.
Sessions usually take place monthly, and you can attend as few or as many as you like. Refreshments are provided, including lunch at longer daytime sessions. All sessions are facilitated by a counsellor and every other month 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?
Unfortunately, our face to face services are still suspended due to the coronavirus. However, you can register to attend our meet-ups in the future through our online form.
Please see a list below of the locations we run groups in and when we run them:
(with VC options from Orkney & Shetland)
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|
|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
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|
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.
Get in touch
If you have any questions or want to find out more, please get in touch on 0345 077 1893 or firstname.lastname@example.org