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Support Groups

The IMF is often asked by patients if we know of support groups in their areas where they can meet others dealing with myeloma. There is a worldwide network of more than 150 myeloma support groups that hold regular meetings for members of the myeloma community.

Although the IMF does not sponsor these groups, we support their efforts and conduct annual summits for myeloma support group leaders. We encourage you to seek them out. Use the menu below for a list of the groups that we are aware of in your area.

Europe : United Kingdom

Chadderton, Oldham
Oldham Cancer Aid Network (CAN): This informal group meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of each month between 4pm and 6.15pm at South Chadderton Methodist Church, Thompson Lane, Chadderton, Oldham. It is a general cancer group with myeloma patients attending. The group provides information, advice, counselling, support, complementary therapy information, relaxation, refreshments, the chance to meet others and benefits advice. For more information contact Macmillan Nurse Gill Roberts on 0161 627 4246.

England, Midlands: Birmingham
The Haematology Support Group meets at the Centre for Clinical Haematology, University Hospital, Birmingham, from 7 pm to 9 pm on the second Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Debbie Palmer, Clinical Nurse Specialist, at 0121 472 1311 Ext. 8299, or Jane Nunnick, Clinical Nurse Specialist, at 0121 472 1311 Ext. 8120 or by email at jane.nunnick@uhb.nhs.uk.

England, Midlands: Chesterfield
The Myeloma Support Group meets at Chesterfield Hospital, Calow, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, every eight weeks, on Friday afternoons. For more information, contact Angela Gascoigne, Haematology Nurse Specialist, at 01246 512 792 or by email at Angela.Gascoigne@chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk.

England, Midlands: Dudley
The Dudley Haematology Support Group meets at Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, every three months, on monday evenings. For more information, contact Ros Bratt-Wyton, Clinical Nurse Specialist at 01384 244 028 or at ros.bratt-wyton@dgoh.nhs.uk or contact the Leukaemia Care Helpline at 0800 169 6680.

England, Midlands: Leicester
The Myeloma Support Group meets at Helen Webb House, 35 Westleigh Road, Leicester, LE3 0HH, from 10 am to 12 pm, every second Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact John Moore at 0116 271 2440 or at johnmoore11@doctors.org.uk, Jenny Rogers Macmillan, Haematology Nurse Specialist, at 0116 254 7246 bleep 5406, or the Helen Webb House at 0116 223 0055.

England, Midlands: Lincoln
The Lincoln SMYLLE Haematology Support Group meets at St Barnabas Hospice, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the last Thursday of every month. For more information, contact Claire Glaser at 01522 751 525.

England, Midlands: Shrewsbury
The Shrewsbury Haematology Support Group meets at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Fiona Buckley or Bridget Atkins, Haematology Nurse Specialist at 01743 261 057.

England, Midlands: Telford
The Shropshire Haematology Support Group meets at Park Hotel, Whitchurch Road, Wellington, Telford, from 7 pm to 9 pm, every second Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Marion Griffin at 01952 253 019 or Debbie Miller at 01952 585 319.

England, Northeast: Doncaster
The Haematology Support Group meets at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, on the last Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Stacey Nutt, Macmillan Nurse Specialist, at 01302 553 211 or by email at Stacey.NUTT@ dbh.nhs.uk.

England, Northeast: Leeds
Myeloma Support Group meets at the Robert Ogden Centre, St. James's Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds at 1:30pm on the last Friday of every month. For more information, contact Rita Rumsey at 0113 252 0097 or by email at rita.rumsey@ntlworld.com.

England, Northeast: Middlesbrough
The Myeloma Support Group meets at the Chemotherapy Department, University Hospital, North Tees, Hardwick Road. For meeting details, contact Bob Upton at 01642 817 943 or Rebecca Wight, Myeloma UK at 0131 557 3332 or by email at rebecca@myeloma.org.uk

England, Northeast: York
This group meets at the Rufforth Methodist Church Hall, Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York at 7.30pm, first Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact Jane Wilsonby email at jane@cpwilson.com or Rebecca Wight, Myeloma UK at 0131 557 3332 or by email at rebecca@myeloma.org.uk.

England, Northwest: Bury
The North Manchester and Bury Myeloma Support Group meets in the Elizabethan Suite of the Bury Town Hall from 1pm to 3pm, approximately every six weeks. For more information, check their website (click the Learn More button) or contact Ann Urmston at 0161 653 6174 or by email at ann_urmston@yahoo.co.uk or Joan Smith at 0161 766 4669 or by email at joansmith.parrfold@btintenet.com.
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England, Northwest: Liverpool
The Haematology Support Group meets at Liverpool Cancer Care Centre, Aigburth Road, Liverpool from 6 pm to 8 pm, on Tuesday evenings, approximately every four weeks. For more information, contact Linda Boyne, Haematology Nurse, at 0151 706 5555 bleep 4286 or 0151 706 2279 or the Sunflower Centre at 0151 726 8934.

England, Southeast: Brighton
The Myeloma Support Group meets at Audrey Emerton Medical School, Eastern Road, Brighton, from 6 pm to 8 pm, quarterly. For more information, contact Nicola Worcester, Nurse Specialist, at 01273 696955 ext 4693 bleep 8309 or at Nicola.Worcester@bsuh.nhs.uk.

England, Southeast: Bromley Area
This is a well-established support group with many members who are myeloma patients. Regular meetings are held, social events and fundraising activities and a newsletter is produced quarterly. For more information, contact: David Woods by email or on 0208 462 8368.

England, Southeast: Cambridge
The Myeloma Support Group meets at The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre, Scotsdale’s Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Gt Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5JT, at 2:00 pm, the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anne Fleming at 01223 503 322 or at annie.fleming@ntlworld.com, or George Cowie at 01223 510 868.

England, Southeast: Colchester
The Myeloma Support Group meets at Primary Care Centre, Turner Road, Colchester, three times a year, please call for details. For more information, contact Joanne Tonkin, Haematology Nurse Consultant, at 01206 742 414 or at Joanne.tonkin@essexrivers.nhs.uk.

England, Southeast: Gillingham
The Kent Haematology Support Group meets at Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, Wednesday, monthly. For more information, contact Sarah Bucknell, Macmillan Nurse at 01634 825 186 or by email at sarah.bucknell@medway.nhs.uk.

England, Southeast: Ipswich
The East Suffolk Myeloma Support Group meets at Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, 6pm, on Thursdays, approximately every three months. For more information, contact Hermione Warner-Charlick, Haematology Nurse Specialist, at 01473 704 037 or by email at hermione.warner-charlick@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk or Haematology Secretary at 01473 703 718,

England, Southeast: London
Royal Free Hospital Haematology Patient Meeting, London: This is a support group which meets three times a year at the Royal Free Hospital, London and is for patients, families and friends with a haematological illness (includes myeloma, amyloid, leukaemia etc). For more information, contact Sue de Botton, Haematology Counseling Service Coordinator at 0207 472 6640 or Maria Schmitt-Castilla at 0207 794 0500 Ext. 36859. (This group is only available to those attending the Royal Free Hospital.)

England, Southeast: London
The Myeloma Support Group meets at Malet Place, Engineering Building, University College, off Torrington place, London, WC1E 7JG, every two months on Saturday from 10:30 am to 1 pm. For more information, contact Rebecca Wight, Myeloma UK at 0131 557 3332 or by email at londonmyelomasg@yahoo.co.uk.

England, Southeast: Norwich
The Norwich & Norfolk Myeloma Support Group meets at Sprowston Senior Citizens Club, Wroxham Road, Sprowston, Norwich NR7 8EN at 7pm , on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Lynette Collier at 01603 483 327.

England, Southeast: Reading
The Myeloma Support Group meets at Maiden Place Community Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, RG6 3HE, the last Saturday of every other month from 10 am to 12 pm. For more information, contact Lyn Holman at 0118 9265 914 or at mm@hollyn.eclipse.co.uk or go to www.hollyn.eclipse.co.uk/mm.

England, Southeast: Surrey
The Myeloma Support Group meets at Virginia Water, Surrey, please contact for details. For more information, contact Carole Jones at 01344 841 356, 07968 348481, or at Carole@totallyuk.com.

England, Southeast: Tunbridge Wells
The Myeloma Support Group for Kent and East Sussex meets at Bells Yew Green Village Hall, 2 miles south of Tunbridge Wells from 7 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday, bi-monthly. For more information, contact Liz West at 01892 537255 or by email at email@elizabethwest.com

England, Southwest: Barnstaple
The Devon Myeloma Support Group meets at the Barnstaple Library, Devon at 2 pm, every third Tuesday, bi-monthly. For more information, contact Melanie Bowyer,Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist at 01271 370 247 or 01271 322 577 Bleep 203 or email at Melanie.Bowyer@ndevon.swest.nhs.uk.

England, Southwest: Bournemouth
The Bournemouth Haematology Support Group meets at the Durley Hall Hotel, West Cliff, Bournemouth at 6:30 pm, first Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Gillian Beavis at 01202 526 722.

England, Southwest: Bristol
The Bristol Myeloma Support Group meets at UHCT Community Centre, Horfield, Bristol from 7 pm to 9 pm, on Tuesdays, bi-monthly. For more information, contact Sylvia at 01275 833 106 or by email at Sylvia268@aol.com.

England, Southwest: Dorchester
The Dorset Haematology Support Group meets at the Children's Centre, Dorset County Hospital, Damers Road, Dorset from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, Monday or Tuesday, bi-monthly. For more information, contact Karen Buckingham, Chemotherapy Staff Nurse or Angela Wood, Haematology Nurse Specialist, at 01305 254 359 Ext. 4359 or by email at Angela.Wood@wdgh.nhs.ukAngela.Wood@wdgh.nhs.uk.

England, Southwest: Exeter
The Exeter Myeloma Support Group meets at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Haematology Unit, Barrack Road, Exeter, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, on the last Wednesday of the month. For more informatiion, contact Louise Page, Haematology Support Counsellor at 01392 402 879 or by email at Louise.Page@rdeft.nhs.uk.

England, Southwest: Isle Of Wight
The Isle Of Wight Myeloma Support Group meet at Benbridge Community Centre, Benbridge, Isle of Wight. Please contact for details, Linda Marlow at lillypad2607@hotmail.co.uk or 01983 873 929.

England, Southwest: Southampton
The Southampton Wessex Myeloma Support Group meets at the Royal South Hants Hospital, Brinton Terrace, Southampton from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, four times a year. For more information, contact Anne and John Richardson at aru.1309@yahoo.co.uk or 01425 619 940 or Rebecca Wight, Myeloma UK, at 0131 557 3332 or by emaul at rebecca@myeloma.org.uk.

England, Southwest: Wessex
Very active and well attended group. Regular meetings, social events, fundraising and talks. This group also circulate a newsletter and have the support of the Royal Southampton Hospital. Invited speakers and buddy support can be arranged. Consultants and trained counsellors are available via the hospital. For more information on this excellent group please contact: Stan or Margaret Morrissey by email or on Tel : 01425 611 364 (evenings and weekends).


Scotland, Dunfermline
The Dunfermline Haematology Support Group meets at the Haematology Unit, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline. The group meets monthly in the evening. Please call for details, Jill Martin, Clinical Nurse Specialist, at 01383 623 623 Ext. 2421 or by email at jill.martin@faht.scot.nhs.uk.

Scotland, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Haematology Support Group meets at Maggie's Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Maggie's Centre at 0131 537 3131 or by email at Andrew@maggiescentres.org.

Scotland, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Myeloma Support Group meets at Bruntsfield Hotel (Lounge), Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, from 11 am to 12:30 pm the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact Rebecca Wight, Myeloma UK, at 0131 557 3332 or by email at rebecca@myeloma.org.uk.

Scotland, Fife
The Fife Myeloma Support Group meets at Maggie's Centre, Victoria Hospital, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, the last Tuesday of every month. Please call for details, Sheila Cargill at 01592 591 109 or go to www.myelomapeople.org.uk www.myelomapeople.org.uk.

Scotland, Glasgow
The Glasgow Myeloma Support Group meets at Maggie’s Centre, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, from 7 pm to 9 pm, Thursday evenings, every six weeks. For more information, contact Lesley Stirton, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or by email at lesley.stirton@northglasgow.scot.nhs.uk or Rebecca Wight, Myeloma UK, at 0131 557 3332 or by email at rebecca@myeloma.org.uk.

Scotland: Dunfermline
The Haematology Support Group meets at Haematology Unit, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, monthly in the evening. Please call for details, Jill Martin, Clinical Nurse Specialist, at 01383 623 623 Ext. 2421 or by email at jill.martin@faht.scot.nhs.uk.

Scotland: Perth
An informal group lead by patients and carers which meets bi-monthly on the second Wednesday of the month (not December) from 7pm to 9 pm at the Perth Baptist Church for a mixture of guest speakers and general discussion. Family members and friends are more than welcome! Contact John or Mary Kenney by email or on 01738 441 101.

South Wales
We have set up a small informal group for patients and families in South Wales. If you are interested please contact: Lorraine Price on 01269 594 981.

Southport
Southport Support Group: Please contact David or Joan Lees on 01704 231 249.

Wales: Cardiff
The South Wales Myeloma Support Group meets at Canolfan Beulah Church, Community Centre, Beulah Road, Cardiff CF14 6LX, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, bi-monthly, on Thursdays. For more information, contact Jenny Thomas at 02920 734 955 or by email at jennyandmartint@yahoo.co.uk, or Rebecca Wight, Myeloma UK, at 0131 557 3332 or by email at rebecca@myeloma.org.uk.