Cancer Support Groups

Please find below a list of the support groups operating in and around Nottinghamshire. Contact details have also been provided should you require further information. Further support groups can be found at Maggie's Centre at City Hospital. For more information about these support groups please click here.

To find support groups in the local area for other conditions, please visit Self Help UK.

 Alternatively if you are aware of a support group which is not listed below,


Target – Anybody affected by cancer.

Summary – Practical support, friendship and mindfulness sessions for cancer patients, family, friends and carers.

Details – Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month 1.30pm-3.30pm at Ashfield Wellbeing Centre, Portland Street, Kirkby in Ashfield, Notts. NG17 7AE

Contact details -

01623 622515 ext 6499 Jo Gregg or Emma Briggs at King’s Mill Hospital



Target – For anyone affected by cancer, or other life changing illness, from diagnosis through to treatment and recovery. Partners, relatives and friends, and carers welcome. Covers Mansfield and surrounding areas.

Summary – A warm friendly welcome is offered at meetings and various complementary therapies are free to all group members. Social outings and theme nights. Library of books, information and CDs. Help can be provided with transport to meeting. Home support offered for those unable to attend meetings.

Details – Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, at Patchills Centre, off Eakring Road, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 3BS. £1 fee.

Contact details -

07922 325 330 - Support Line, 9.00am-7.00pm

07979 977 401 - Carmel, 7.00am-7.00pm 7 days per week



Target – For all affected by breast cancer, including carers, family, friends, in Newark and Sherwood.

Summary – A small, friendly group with monthly meetings for an informal chat, friendship, support and social events.

Details - Meetings: 4th Wednesday of each month, 7.00pm-9.00pm, Aura Business Centre, Manners Road, Newark, NG24 1BS. £1 contribution towards tea and biscuits.

Contact details -

01636 525 288, Kathy Mckie, Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm

01636 706 177, Elaine Ellison, Monday to Friday evenings only.

07747 773 043, Heidi Chapman, Monday/Tuesday/Friday 10.00am-4.00pm



Target – For breast cancer patients, their friends, families and carers from Ashfield, Mansfield and surrounding areas.

Summary - A self-help group that aims to support women at any time during or after treatment. One-to-one support is available during meetings.

Details - Meetings: 2nd Tuesday (except August), 7.30pm-9.00pm, Amazon Lounge, Breast Care Unit, Women & Children’s Centre, King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 4JL. There are no charges.

Contact details -

01623 632 213, Geoff Stafford, most days and evenings.



Target – Anyone affected by head and neck cancer, and their carers, relatives and friends.

Summary – A support group of head and neck cancer patients aimed at supporting those who are newly diagnosed through their journey and beyond.

Details – The Nottingham Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at The Maggie’s Centre, Near Gate 3 at the City Hospital site, Nottingham from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Contact details -

0800 0234550



Target – Anyone affected by cancer, and their carers, relatives and friends.

Summary – Support for anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis and their families, with an opportunity to get to know people with shared experiences.

Details – Meetings Fridays 10am-11:30am at Ladybrook Community Centre (William Kaye Hall), Ladybrook Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5JJ

Contact details -

01623 624208



Target – Our services offer guidance, support, education and information to anyone affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer.

Summary – We offer support, Patient Education Meetings, Information Guides and videos, Natter groups, discussion forums, counselling and fund research into patient focused issues.

Contact details -

0800 434 6476 Helpline or 01926 883487 Office

NET Patient Foundation, Holly House (2nd Floor), 74 Upper Holly Walk, Leamington Spa. CV32 4JL



Target – For those affected by cancer in Newark and environs.

Summary – A group providing support and friendship to anyone affected by cancer, including people living with and beyond a diagnosis, family members and carers.

Details – Meetings last Tuesday of each month, 2pm-4pm, Palace Theatre Cafe, Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY. Free to attend, drinks to purchase.

Contact details -

07803 710640, Niki Whitburn, office hours

07958 297918, Josh Wood, office hours



Target - For anyone affected with a Colostomy, Ileostomy or Urostomy.

Summary – To support new and existing ostomates, their partners, and carers, in coping with life changing situations, by sharing experiences and practical suggestions.

Details – Group meetings on the second Saturday of every month, 10.00am-12.00 noon Clinic 3, Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield 

Contact details -

Tore & Nicky Norman 01773 715 460



Target – For people with prostate cancer, and family members, in North Nottinghamshire.

Summary – A self-help group offering support and aiming to raise awareness of prostate cancer and work to meet the needs of patients.

Details – Meetings 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm, Sutton-In-Ashfield. Contact for further information.

Contact details -

01623 515899, Bob Clark, any time