The group is open to anyone who has been affected by a brain tumour, whether you are a patient, a family member, a friend or a carer. All are welcome.
* NEXT MEETING… Tuesday 28th November 2017 *
There will be no support group on December 26th, however we will return on Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Meetings are held at the Wessex Cancer Trust Support Centre, in Newport and are held on the last Tuesday of every month, 18:00-19:00hrs.
We aim to provide a confidential and supportive environment where patients, family members and carers can come along for an informal chat, advice from a qualified counsellor, share their own experiences or simply to have a cup of coffee and take time out.
By working in partnership with the Wessex Cancer Trust, members will also be able to access all the services that they offer free of charge, such as;
- Complementary therapies, such as massage, reiki, reflexology, Indian head massage and aromatherapy.
- Patient grants.
- Transport; both on the island and in Southampton and Portsmouth.
In most cases if you are reading this; you or a loved one may have just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment or are living with the effects of a brain tumour
Living with a brain tumour is a challenge. It can challenge you as the patient, challenge your loved ones and challenge how you continue to live your life.
There are over 120 different types of brain tumour. Unsurprisingly the impact of each varies hugely and even the impact of the same tumour type varies significantly from one person to another.
We know that a brain tumour diagnosis is overwhelming, confusing and isolating. We know how challenging it is to find the information you need to understand your options, to take the best pathway for you and access the support you need to help you make that journey. We know what it’s like because we’ve been there too!