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Support Groups

16,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year

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This list represents a range of support groups for patients and families affected by brain tumours. We thought you'd like to know where they are and how you can contact them. Please note, this list is only as effective as information we've been given at the time of adding it.* 

Sadly, diagnoses of brain tumours are increasing so there is always going to be a need for more support groups. If you have a group but it is not shown in our list, please send your details to info@braintumourresearch.org so we can include it. 

LocationMeeting TimesMore Information

Belfast
Ward 41
Seminar Room
Royal Victoria Hospital
Belfast

Monthly

Second Wednesday of each month except July, August and December. 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Run by Brainwaves 02893 372595

Key co-ordinator: Kate Ferguson

Birmingham
John Lewis
Community Hub
2 Station Street
B2 4AU
Third Thursday of every month. 10:30-12 noon.Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Suzie Moon - suzie@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Bristol
Turnberries
Bath Rd
Thornberry
South Gloucestershire
BS35 2BB
First Wednesday of month
10:30-12 noon. 
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Amanda Love - 07711 597 164
amanda@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Cambridge

The Acoustic Neuroma and Meningioma Network (AMNET)
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Cambridge

Quarterly meetings
Nov 29 2008
March 28 or April 5 2009
July 11 2009
Nov 28 2009
For patients diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma brain tumour
www.amnet-charity.org.uk or call Alison Frank on 01953 860692
Cork
Cork University Hospital
Contact :
Avril O’Sullivan - Patient Support Services Administrator
Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd, Dublin 4
Ph: +353 1 2310533  Fax: +353 1 2310555
Email: aosullivan@irishcancer.ie
Web: www.cancer.ie
Cornwall
The Liskerrett Community Centre
Varley Lane
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 4AP
Bi-monthly - Second Tuesday of month
11:30-1pm
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Julie Liddle - 07711 597 165
julie@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Cornwall
Truro Library
Union Pl
Truro
TR1 1EP
Bi-monthly - Second Tuesday of month
11:30-1pm
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Julie Liddle - 07711 597 165
julie@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Coventry
Social Club
Walsgrave Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road Coventry
MonthlyOpen to all patients diagnosed with a brain tumour, and families, friends.
Contact Ian Edwards on
02476 965 326
Coventry
Ansty Social Club
CV7 9JD
Third Monday of every month
3:00-4:30pm
Run by Brain Tumour Support and Brainwaves
Contact Louise Tully - 07711 597 168
louise@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Devon
FORCE Cancer Charity
Corner House
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW
First Friday of every month 
1:30-3pm 
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Julie Liddle - 07711 597 165
julie@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Dorset
The Grove Hotel
2 Grove Road
East Cliff
Bournemouth
BH1 3AU
Bi-monthly - First Tuesday of month
1:30-3pm 
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Jane Halls - 07711 597 166
jane@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Dorset 
Dorchester
Meeting Room 2
Dorford Centre
Bridport Road
Dorchester
DT1 1RR
Bi-monthly - First Wednesday of month
10:30-12 noon
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Jane Halls - 07711 597 166
jane@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Dublin
St Lukes Hospital Dublin
Contact:
Avril O’Sullivan - Patient Support Services Administrator
Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd, Dublin 4
Ph: +353 1 2310533  Fax: +353 1 2310555
Email: aosullivan@irishcancer.ie
Web: www.cancer.ie 
Edinburgh
Maggie’s Centre
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh
Monthly
First Tuesday at 7pm
No meetings in Jan or Jul
Contact Alice MacGregor
0131 334 3609
Galway
University Hospital Galway
Contact:
Avril O’Sullivan - Patient Support Services Administrator
Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd, Dublin 4
Ph: +353 1 2310533  Fax: +353 1 2310555
Email: aosullivan@irishcancer.ie
Web: www.cancer.ie
Glasgow
The PRTC
West Glasgow Carers Centre, Anniesland Cross, 1561 Great Western Road
Monthly
Second Monday from 7pm - 9pm
Contact Sheena Muir
0141 942 4475
Gloucester
Maggie's Centre
College Baths Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7QB
Second Tuesday of every month
1:30-3pm 
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Louise Tully - 07711 597 168
louise@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Guildford
The Fountain Centre
St Lukes Centre
Royal Surrey Hospital
Egerton Road
Guildford
GU2 7XX
Monthly
Second Tuesday from
12 noon to 3pm
Contact Anne Wittle
01252 834784
Haywards Heath
Sussex Brain Tumour Support Group
Monthly
2nd Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Please contact either Jill Collins 01444 243492 or Charlotte Tripp 01273 412519 (after 7pm) to confirm your attendance and where to meet.
Hereford
St Michael's Hospice
Frome Close
Bartestree
Hereford
HR1 4HA
Monthly 
4th Thursday from 11am-12:30pm
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Amanda Love - 07711 597146
amanda@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Leeds
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 4DL
6:30pm, 1st Thursday in the monthRun by Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire (BTRS) for adult brain tumour patients and carers. Free car parking and refreshments. Contact Sam Wilson on 07539 457239 for more information or www.btrs.org.uk
Leeds
St James Hospital, Leeds
Monthly
1st Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8pm
Run by Neuro Oncology Leeds Teaching Hospitals 01943 870770
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Brain Tumour Support Group
Dates vary, check website for detailsThe group is open to anyone diagnosed with a Primary Brain Tumour either benign or malignant and their partners and carers. Patients should be resident in Lincolnshire and/or treated at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust (ULHT)
www.lbtsg.co.uk
London
St Thomas Hospital
Richard Dimbleby Centre
Second Floor
Lambeth Palace Road
London
Monthly
First Monday 1.30pm – 3 pm
Contact Barbara - 0207 188 5918.
London
The Resource Room
Bloomsbury Healthcare Library
Bonham Carter House
52 Gower St, London
Monthly
First Tuesday every month, 6pm to 8pm.
Support group for low-grade glioma patients, family and friends. Contact Emma Townsley or Orla McKee, Neuro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists, on 0207 3918833
Oxford
5 Abingdon Road
Didcot
OX11 9Bl
Quarterly meetings for children with a brain or spinal tumour and their families.  (Information day, Fun Day, Pantomine, Adolescent weekend)Run by Friends of Oscar
Contact Carol - 01235 816310
carolharrison@utdsl.com
Shrewsbury
Hamar Centre Royal Shrewsbury Hospital North
Mytton Oak Rd,
Shrewsbury
SY3 8XQ
Quarterly
11am-12:30pm
Run by Brain Tumour Support and The Brain Tumour Charity 
Contact Christine Bettson - 07711 597169
christine@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Somerset
Somerset Sight
Northfield House
51 Staplegrove Road
Taunton
TA1 1DG
Monthly
Every 3rd Tuesday 10:30am to 12pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Amanda Love - 07711 597164
amanda@braintumoursupport.co.uk


Southampton
Wessex Cancer Trust
‚Äč91-95 Winchester Road
Chandlers Ford
Hampshire
SO53 2GG
Monthly
second Tuesday of every other month, at 1.30pm – 3.00pm.
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Penny Spurr - 07711 597166
jane@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Staffordshire
The Carer's Centre
North Staffs Carer's Association
1 Duke Street
Fenton
Stoke on Trent
ST4 3NR
Monthly
Every 3rd Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30pm
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Christine Bettson - 07711 597 169
christine@braintumoursupport.co.uk
Sutton, Surrey
Royal Marsden NHS Trust
Downs Road
Sutton
Carers’ group and
Patients’ group meet at Richard Wells Rehab Centre
Monthly
Third Thursday at 7.30pm to 9pm.
Two support groups: one for carers and one for those diagnosed with a brain tumour
For information, contact Helen White on 020 8661 3038  or Helen.white@rmh.nhs.uk
Tamworth
Coton Centre
Comberford Road
Tamworth
B79 9AA
Monthly
First Monday of every month from 11am to 1pm.
The meetings will be confidential and parents can share their stories, talk and listen to each other, and support one another.
Poppy Fields Special Mummies and Daddies.   Call Lisa Guilder on 07830 302622 or email lisa.guilder@homecall.co.uk.
The meetings will be confidential and parents can share their stories, talk and listen to each other, and support one another.
Walsall
Aldridge Social Club
High Street
Aldridge
Walsall
WS9 8LZ
Monthly
Last Thursday of each month
7-8:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Suzie Moon,Brain Tumour Support Services Co-ordinator: suzie@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Or

Kieran Widdowson
Volunteer Group Co-ordinator
Mobile: 07725 114279
Wolverhampton
Light House Coffee Shop
The Chubb Building
Fryer Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HT
Monthly
2nd Thursday 1-2:30pm
Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Suzie Moon,Brain Tumour Support Services Co-ordinator: suzie@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Worcestershire

Woodland Room
The Countryside Centre
Worcester Woods Country Park
Wildwood Drive
Worcester
WR5 2LG

Monthly

First Friday of the month, at 10.30am – 12 noon.  Social events are arranged for every other month. 

Run by Brain Tumour Support

Contact Louise Tully, Brain Tumour Support Worker for Worcestershire:
Mobile: 07711 597168
Email: louise@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Other helpful organisations where you can receive specific support

Low-grade gliomas

Astro Fund raises money for research into low-grade gliomas and provides support to everyone whose lives are touched by this tumour type through their online support group.  For general enquiries telephone: 01485 572767 www.astrofund.org.uk

Meningioma UK

Offers support and information to anyone who has this kind of primary brain and spine tumour, and raises awareness of its often life-changing effects. www.meningiomauk.org

Pituitary Tumours

Over 40 support groups across the UK run by the Pituitary Foundation www.pituitary.org.uk

*We do not take responsibility for checking the ongoing accuracy of information provided on this page.  

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