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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. 

Location

Meeting Times

More Information

Bath

St John's Foundation

4-5 Chapel Court

BA1 1SQ

Usually 1st Monday of the month

6pm - 7:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support

Contact Sarah Erskine - sarah@braintumoursupport.co.uk

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

Monthly

Last Tuersday each month

2pm - 3:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Lucy Wilkinson - lucy@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Bristol
Penny Brohn Centre

Chaple Pill Lane

Bristol

BS20 0HH

First Wednesday of month
10:30-12 noon. 

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Sarah Erskine - 07711 597 164
sarah@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Bristol (North)

29A High Street
Thornbury
BS35 2AR

 

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NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre
Beaufort House
Southmead Hospital
Westbury upon Trym
BS10 5NB

March 25th - 6 - 8pm (Thornbury)

April 29th - 6 - 8pm (Thornbury)

May 15th - 7 - 8:30pm (Southmead)

June 24th - 6 - 8pm (Thornbury)

July 31st - 11 - 12:30pm (Thornbury)

September 23rd - 6 - 8pm (Thornbury)

October 28th - 6 - 8pm (Thornbury)

November 13th - 7 - 8:30pm (Southmead)

 

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Sarah Erskine - 07711 597 164
sarah@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Cambridge

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

Quarterly meeting

For patients diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma brain tumour
www.amnet-charity.org.uk or call Alison Frank on 01953 860692

Cheltenham

Maggie's Centre

College Baths Road

GL53 7QB

Monthly

Second Tuesday every month

1:30pm - 3pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Louise Tully - louise@braintumoursupport.co.uk

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
Truro Library
Union Pl
TR1 1EP

Monthly

Second Tuesday each month
11:30am - 1pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact David Haq - david@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Coventry
Social Club
Walsgrave Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road Coventry

Monthly

Open 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
EX2 5DW

Monthly

First Friday of each month 
1:30-3pm 

Run by Brain Tumour Support

Contact David Haq - david@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Devon

Plymouth Central Library

167-171 Armada Way

PL1 1HZ

Monthly

Last Friday each month

11am - 12:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support

Contact David Haq - david@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Dorset
The Grove Hotel
2 Grove Road
East Cliff
Bournemouth
BH1 3AU

Monthly

First Tuesday each month
1:30pm - 3pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Tessa Murphy - tessa@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
Headway Gloucestershire

Great Western Road

GL1 3ND

Second Tuesday of every month
1:30-3pm 

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Louise Tully - 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 
Fourth Thursday each month

11am-12:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Sarah Erskine - sarah@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Leeds
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 4DL

6:30pm, 1st Thursday in the month

Run 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 details

The 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 - 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

Lymington

The Coates Centre

Lower Pennington Lane

SO41 8ZZ

Monthly

Third Thursday every month, 3pm - 4:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support

Contact Tessa Murphy - tessa@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Manchester

Northern Tennis Club

119 Palatine Road

M20 3YA

Monthly

First Monday each month

11am - 12:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Jayne Hodges - jayne@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Norfolk

Big C Cancer Support & Information Centre

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane

Norwich

NR4 7UY

Monthly

First Thursday each month

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Contact Big C Centre - 01603 286112 or the Oncology Nurse Specialist - 01603 286171

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

Monthly

Secondly Monday each month

11am-12:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Jayne Hodges - jayne@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Somerset
Somerset Sight
Northfield House
51 Staplegrove Road
Taunton
TA1 1DG

Monthly
Every third Tuesday

10:30am - 12pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Trish Moroney - trish@braintumoursupport.co.uk


Southampton
Fryern Hill Pavillion

Greenways

Chandlers Ford

SO53 2LE

Monthly
Second Tuesday of every other month

1.30pm – 3.00pm.

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Tessa Murphy - tessa@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Staffordshire
The Carer's Centre
1 Duke Street
Fenton
Stoke on Trent
ST4 3NR

Monthly
Every third Thursda

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Jayne Hodges - jayne@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Stratford

The Shakespeare Hospice

Church Lane

CV37 9UL

Bi-Monthly

First Tuesday (February, April, June, September, November)

3pm - 4:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Louise Tully - louise@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

Portsmouth

Rowan's Living Well Centre

Purbrook Heath Road

PO7 5RU

Monthly

Second Thursday every month

1:30pm - 3pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support

Contact Tessa Murphy - tessa@braintumoursupport.co.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
7pm - 8:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Lucy Wilkinson - lucy@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Wolverhampton
Light House Coffee Shop
The Chubb Building
Fryer Street
WV1 1HT

Monthly
Second Thursday every month

1pm - 2:30pm

Run by Brain Tumour Support
Contact Lucy Wilkinson - lucy@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Worcestershire

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

Bi-Monthly

First Friday of the month (March, May, July, September, November)

10.30am – 12 noon

Run by Brain Tumour Support

Contact Louise Tully - 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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