Support groups and clinics

There are a number of groups, clinics and seminars which aim to help you get on with your daily life as well as handle the effects of treatment.

Your relatives, carers and friends are also welcome to come along to many of them to find out more about what living with cancer means and how they can support you.

Groups and clinics at King's

King’s Macmillan Information and Support Centre runs several groups and clinics. For more information, call the centre on +44 (0)20 3299 5229.

Weekly support sessions

Benefits advice service

Monday and Friday, 10am – 12pm, by appointment only. Contact the centre to self-refer or ask your specialist nurse to refer you.

Haematology Carers Support Group

Wednesday, 4pm – 5pm. Drop-in, no referral needed.

Fortnightly wig clinic (for men and women)

Every other Thursday. For Oncology and Haematology patients only. Ask your specialist nurse, or a member of staff from the Chemotherapy Day Unit, to refer you.

Monthly support groups

First Monday of every month:

  • Brain Tumour support group: 2.30pm onwards

First Tuesday of every month:

  • Metastatic/Secondary Breast Cancer: 10.30am – 12pm
  • Primary Breast Cancer Time: 2.30pm - 4pm
  • Post Bone Marrow Transplant Time: 12.30pm – 2pm

Last Monday of every month:

  • Neuroendocrine Tumour support group: 2pm - 4pm

HOPE programme

The HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) programme is a six-week course that can help you focus on your personal strengths and better manage the day-to-day emotional and practical impact of cancer.

This course runs every three months. Contact the Macmillan Centre to find out course dates.

Local support groups

A number of support groups hold monthly meetings at King’s as well as at other venues in south-east London. For details, please see the schedule for Cancer support groups meetings in South East London.

Check the cancer type pages for information about the groups that you may find useful or contact King’s Macmillan Information and Support Centre.