Support groups and clinics

We run a number of groups, clinics and seminars at the King’s Macmillan Information and Support Centre. These 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.

Weekly support sessions

Benefits advice service

Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 12pm, by appointment only. Contact the Centre to self-refer or ask your specialist nurse to refer you.

Haematology Carers Support Group

Wednesdays, 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

Coaching sessions

We offer coaching sessions for cancer patients and carers. Coaching can help you to:

  • rebuild your self-confidence
  • take back control of your life
  • make different and better choices about personal and work issues
  • better understand yourself and others
  • deal with body image issues.

Contact the Centre to book.

Alexander Technique sessions

The Alexander Technique (AT) is a very gentle, non-invasive, hands-on practice. It teaches you to be more aware of how you move, so that you can learn to reduce pain and stress.

Contact the Centre to book.

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.