Set up a Support Group
Pancreatic Cancer Support Groups
We are aware that there are very few pancreatic cancer support
groups nationally. Aiding our supporters to set up local support
groups is a very new initiative for Pancreatic Cancer UK and
although we do not run groups ourselves we can provide a helping
hand to get your started.
There are many advantages of having a pancreatic cancer support
group which include an exchange of information about personal
experiences, mutual empathy and understanding, encouragement,
support and a sense of belonging.
In addition to these factors a group approach to local lobbying
and fundraising can often be more influential and persuasive than a
Support groups have been shown to improve adjustment, mood and
quality of life for people affected by cancer.
Support groups are fundamentally about human warmth, friendship
and companionship with people who have had or are having the same
experience as one another.
We are aware of several active groups - for more information,
please see below.
If you would like to set up a group in your area please
email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out
this form, and we'll be in touch
London and West Midlands -
newly formed groups for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer have
been set up in these areas. For more information contact Debbie
Members of the Midlands Support
Bristol and South West and East
Yorkshire - groups under development and seeking
members. For more information contact Debbie Wells email@example.com
PALMS - Pancreas and Liver Meeting 2 Support U
- East Lancashire Liver and Pancreas Support Group, Accrington Fire
Station, Hyndburn Road, Church, Accrington, BB5 4EQ. Meets monthly
on set dates 2-4pm (please ring for more information: 07516
PanPals Dorset - Provides Information and
Support to local people. For information visit their website or call Lynda Pain - 07796 534
455 or Audrey Saunders - 07909 146216.
S.L.O.P.(Stomach, Liver, Oesophageal and Pancreatic)
Cancer Support Group- Lancaster - Meets every 2nd Thursday
of the month at 2pm. For more information visit their website.
Please visit their website: www.slop-cancersupport.org
or phone 07926047519 for more information.
Wessex Pancreas & Bile Duct Cancer Support Network
Group - Meetings are held in the Macmillan centre at
Southampton General Hospital B level. Contact Joanne Dowle
Pancreatic CNS 02380794374 or 02380777222 bleep 1432 to find out
The Bereaved Partners Support Group (BPSG) - a
support group for people who lose their loved ones to cancer, and
is the first group of its kind. The aim of the group is to create a
regular space for people to share stories and experiences with
others who have experienced a similar kind of loss - a place for
them to informally share and network. The group meets in