Cancer Support Groups on the Isle of Wight

Your Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Mary’s Hospital will have details of the support group most relevant to your condition.

There is not a support group for every cancer at the moment but there are new ones in the process of being developed.

Recently a group has started at the Wessex Cancer Trust Centre in Lugley Street,Newport  for people who may have had a diagnosis of another cancer that is secondary to their initial diagnosis (Metastatic). For more information contact the centre Tel:01983 524186

There is also a new Bereavement Support Group to be held at the John Cheverton Centre. Tel: 01983 217391 for more information on dates and times available.


Breast Cancer – Applegate Breast Cancer  Support Group

The group meets at the Riverside Centre, Newport on the 1st Thursday of every month between 10.00 am – 13.00 pm. The support group consists of a group of women in similar situations who meet on a regular basis to share their concerns. Refreshments are available. Different topic of interest discussed every month.

For more information contact:

Mary Seymour

Tel: 07814699470




 Prostate  Cancer

Meetings take place at the Wessex Cancer Trust Centre, 19 – 21 Lugley Street, Newport on 3rd Thursday of each month at 6.15 pm

For more information: Website


Cancers of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Meetings take place at the John Cheverton Centre, Newport on 1st Thursday of each month at 10.30 am

“It helps to talk, we learn a lot from each other”

For more information contact:

June  (01983) 761610


Head & Neck Cancers

Meetings take place at the Riverside Centre, Newport on 2nd Wednesday each month at 10.30am

“Chat to others with similar experiences, share helpful tips”

For more information Tel:  June Ring  (01983) 761610


Mary Seymour  Tel :07814699470


Skin Cancers

Meetings take place at the Lighthouse Clinic, Crocker Street, Newport on last Thursday each month at 10.30am

“It helps to talk with people who understand & have their support”

For more information –  Tel: June Ring   (01983) 761610


                                                       Mary Seymour 07814699470


Apple Blossoms – All Cancers

This is a support group for women under the age of 55 who have a cancer diagnosis

Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month at The Bargeman’s Rest  in Newport.

For more information email:


Shine Cancer Support

Shine Cancer Support is the only registered charity in the UK exclusively focused on supporting people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with cancer.  They support men and women, with any type of cancer.

There is not a local SHINE group as the moment but you may wish to join an online network. You can find out more at Website


Isle of Wight Brain Tumour Support Group

Everyone is welcome to join the Isle of Wight Brain Tumour support group on the last Tuesday of the month. It is held at Wessex Cancer Trust Support Centre in Newport and is aimed at patients, families and friends of those diagnosed with a brain tumour. The meeting starts at 6pm until approximately 7pm.

Wessex Cancer Trust Support Centre 19-21 Lugley Street Newport PO30 5HD

For more information contact:  Kathryn 7850255984




Hampshire Neurological Alliance HNA – Support for People with Brain Tumours

HNA is an umbrella organisation for people with neurological conditions and their carers. HNA covers Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. The group works with local service providers and commissioners to secure the best possible care and support for people affected by a neurological condition

For more information phone: 07847794937




Carers IW & Quay Carers

Carers IW offer unpaid adult carers of adults’ information and support. They have various groups for either carers or former carers around the island, including Newport, Sandown, Ventnor and Ryde. There is a group specifically for male carers. They also provide respite weekends for carers; support workshops for bereaved carers, one to one support, creative sessions, a ring round supporter for carers, training and a quarterly newsletter highlighting the different services available.

For more information contact:  Elizabeth Martin/Soo Scott – 01983 533173




Starting your own support group:

If there is not a support group relevant to your cancer, help is available to start a support group. Speak to your Clinical Nurse Specialist first and then if you need more help contact:

  • Tracy Street at Macmillan Cancer Support – 07453080791

Macmillan involvement Coordinator

South West England


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