Unfortunately, our face to face services are still suspended due to official guidance in place with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to review our approach to when we will be able to reintroduce our Living with Secondary Breast Cancer group meetings, taking into account the different and changing approaches to restrictions across the UK.

You are still able to access support via the Living with Secondary Breast Cancer Online programme and virtual meetings held on Zoom, you can register for these services here.

The Helpline, Ask Our Nurses and online Forum support services are all still running as usual. If you have any questions please email secondaryservices@breastcancernow.org

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.

Register for meet-ups

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

Aberdeen

(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 

Inverness
(with VC options from Skye, Fortwilliam & Caithness) 

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