Support Groups

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Leicester
LRI childrens groupThere is a monthly childrens support group for 7 to 12 year olds at LRI.  Parents tend to have an informal meeting over coffee when the children are in the support group but call Ward 27 for more details 0116 258 5959
Anna – Clinical Psychologist, Jill – Healthcare Assistant & Tina – Senior Play Specialist

There are occasional siblings trips arranged by CLIC Sargent, contact Ann Shaw at LRI

There is a young person’s group which meets on the first Thursday of the month from 7-9pm at Coping With Cancer, Westleigh Rd. Leicester. Contact Val Stevens, TYA lead nurse Tel  07956 338421 or Sian Caulton, Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Co-ordinator  Tel 07432 100299

Macmillan One Stop Support at Coping with Cancer – Leicester and Loughborough. Click on the link for more details
http://www.c-w-c.org.uk/one-stop-support_c83.aspx

Northampton
Bi-monthly meeting for 13-24 year olds, on the third Monday of the month, at 6.30-8.30pm at Dunstone Bennett Centre, Northampton. These group meetings will sometimes be in other places e.g  Bowling, but will be pre-arranged. For further information contact  Sian Caulton, Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Co-ordinator on 07432 100299.

Alfe’s Cause  If your family are based in Northamptonshire, or has a link to Northamptonshire and have a child going through treatment or in remission from a long term illness, this charity has sibling and family days.

Nottingham
13+ support/social group :  monthly (Weds 6-8pm) in the QMC Youth Room
18+ support/social group : monthly (Thurs 6-8pm) in the Hogarth TCT Unit, City Hospital

Starting Jan 2013, there is an occasional Parent/Child group for young people (and partners) who are diagnosed with cancer and are parents themselves. One session has been run so far.
For further information on the Nottingham groups, contact Rachel on 07775 514270 or email rachael.ewing@clicsargent.org.uk

PASIC – a support charity for families being treated in Nottingham (childhood cancer). Contact Samantha for more information on on 07874 223462