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Find support groups, local services, centres and charities across the region to meet new friends, provide assistance or to find a friendly ear to listen.

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Local Services

Living With Secondary Breast Cancer meet-up group (Manchester City Centre)
Breast Cancer Care monthly meet-ups for a chance to chat and share experiences with others with a secondary diagnosis. Longer sessions with guest expert speakers every other month. Topics include pain management, fatigue and benefits. Refreshments provided, including lunch at the longer sessions. Events also offered for Younger Women With Secondaries Together.
20th June 2018 at 11am
Beechwood Cancer Care (Stockport)
Coffee mornings for all
Alternate Thursday mornings 10am – 12.00pm
Sunflowers Support Group
A group for women to meet others in their local area for friendship and mutual support and learn about health and wellbeing during and after cancer. An opportunity for advice and support from gynaecological nurse specialists in an informal setting. Supported by Target Ovarian Cancer
Wednesday mornings, around every two months from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Trafford Centre
Your Maggie’s Centre is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 
Francis House Children's Hospice
Francis House and Francis Lodge in Didsbury exist to provide appropriate care for children and young people with life threatening conditions and the necessary support and short-term rest for their families.
The Gaddum Centre
Among other services, The Gaddum Centre in Manchester offers a paediatric palliative care service for families across Salford, Rochdale and Stockport. This specialist service supports the families of children with a life limiting or a life threatening illness.
Urostomy Association
The Urostomy Association (UA) was formed to assist people who are about to undergo or who have undergone surgery resulting in a urinary diversion/ileal conduit. The local branch holds three meetings per year, in February, May and October at Salford Royal NHS Hospital Trust.
Cancer Warriors
The Cancer Warriors Support & Information Centre is in Stalybridge. It offers a friendly environment for a chat, support and advice. Plus leaflets, bookable therapies and professional counselling.
Macmillan Information & Support Centre
The Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre at North Manchester General Hospital is a calm, relaxed, comfortable environment for anyone affected by cancer, either as a carer or someone with cancer, or anyone who wants to know more about cancer. It's a drop-in service, available 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

Online Information Sources

Beechwood Cancer Care

Beechwood Cancer Care Centre is a registered charity based in Stockport. It was established in 1990 as a day care centre to help and support patients, carers and family members who are affected by cancer and other life limiting illness. Beechwood Cancer Care Centre is here to support people with the shock of diagnosis and throughout their journey.

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Breast Cancer Care

Groups, meet ups and events in your area with other people in your situation.

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Greater Manchester Cancer

Charities and support groups provide valuable support to patients living with cancer. We will be developing this section over time to share details of charities supported by our Pathway Boards.

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Being There

Being There can support you in a number of ways to help you manage your illness. We can provide emotional support – someone to talk to when you feel like it, practical help at home, support and transport to hospital appointments, outings and social activities.

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Cancer Chat

Talk to other people affected by cancer on the Cancer Research UK Cancer Chat forum.

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Beating Bowel Cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK are the UK's leading charity on this particular form of cancer. Their site includes information, news, advice and details of events.

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BHA for Equality

The BHA for Equality is a charity which exists to challenge and address health and social care inequalities and support individuals, families and communities to improve their health and well-being.

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Breast Cancer Now

Specialist research into breast cancer, with information on signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, fundraising and events.

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