Cancer support groups information

Macmillan Coffee Group

The group is small, friendly, and informal, with a chance to meet and chat with Macmillan Information staff and volunteers. There is no agenda – just a chance to get together and talk about whatever is on your mind. Everyone is very welcome.

The group meets on the third Wednesday Morning of the Month 10am until 12.00pm at The Watermill Pub, Salterhebble, Halifax,

Macmillan Walking Group

Physical activity is extremely important for people affected by cancer, and walking is an ideal, gentle activity to raise the heart rate and get some fresh air. The social part of the group is also extremely important, with the chance for patients and family members to meet others in a similar situation and chat to our Macmillan volunteers and staff for support too.

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT

The walks will set off at 10.30am from the Conservatory so we ask you to please arrive around ten minutes beforehand, to complete a registration form. Everyone is very welcome.

Dates for the next walking group meetings are:

Thursday 4th April 2024, 10.30am

Thursday 2nd May 2024, 10.30am

Thursday 6th June 2024, 10.30am

Men’s Cancer Support Group

The group have arranged different speakers and the group is a chance for men affected by cancer to come together, share experiences and offer support to one another. The group is for men who have had a cancer diagnosis and for men supporting someone through a cancer diagnosis.

The group meets on the last Thursday afternoon of the month at 2pm till 3:30pm and is being run by two of our Macmillan volunteers, John and Geoff.

The Legends Café, The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG

Please contact us to book a place at the Men’s cancer support group:  Email -  phone - 01422 222709 or 01484 343614

Dates for the next men’s cancer support group:

Last Thursday of the month

25th April 2024, 2pm

30th May 2024, 2pm

27th June 2024, 2pm

25th July 2024, 2pm

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Open to patients and their families. Call the Urology Team for more information – 01484 355269

Meets at Briar Court Hotel, Halifax Road, Huddersfield, HD2 3NT


Breast Buddies

Their aim is to support people who are going through treatment or have finished treatment for breast cancer and are maybe feeling a bit lost. You are welcome to bring along a friend.

Meet last Monday of the month (except December) at 7:30pm.

Lower Hopton WMC, 53 North Street Mirfield, WF14 8PN.

Phone – 07741 258812 or 07929 797119

Bone Cancer Research Trust Virtual Cuppa

Join Louise and Joanne for their Wednesday weekly support and information catch up for current/former patients and their families from 1 - 2pm.

Virtual meeting offered online Leeds, LS1

Email them for log in details –

Phone – 0800 111 4855

Calderdale Women’s Cancer Support Living Well Network

Living well is for women from all surrounding areas who have had a cancer diagnosis. Friendly group offering free complementary therapies, activities, and a healthy lunch. Small donation welcomed for lunch.

Last Saturday of the month. Not August and December, 10am – 2pm.

The Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square, Todmorden OL14 5AW

Phone - 07794 688180

Firm Roots Cancer Prayer Support Group

 A group for anyone affected by cancer, family and friends, professionals who work in oncology and anyone who would like to come pray for others. We welcome people from all denominations, as well as people who do not attend church or are unsure about faith, but who would like to receive a prayer and encouragement as they go through cancer.

Come for tea, cake, friendship, and encouragement. Everyone is welcome. Meets in person or on zoom. Get the zoom link from Helen Jones.

We meet every first Thursday of the month from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. No meeting in January.

Kirkheaton Parish Centre, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield HD5 0BH

Email –  Phone - 01484 343614 or Helen Jones – 07936 186028

Huddersfield Prostate Cancer Support Group

Group for chat, information, tea and coffee on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:15pm – 7:45pm. It is for men only, but events are also held for partners.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen’s Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP

Website -

Email –

Phone – 07708 283260

Marsden Cancer Support Group

Meets the first Monday of the month (except for bank holidays), upstairs in the café from 11am – 12 noon.

Mario’s Diner, 9 Peel Street, Marsden, HD7 6BR

Phone – Nigel Haigh 07881 930657

Pontefract Breast Cancer Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last three years? Would you like to meet others in a similar position? 

Meet twice a month at The Conservative Club, Market Place, Pontefract. First Thursday of the month at 10am – 12pm for coffee, a chat, and we plan to have speakers from time to time. We also meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm for a drink and a chat.

Email –

Phone – 0788050730 Roz Brown or 07891908641 Rachel Brown

We Can Survive Singers

Our Singing Group is for Cancer Sufferers, at various stages, to get together, in a safe environment, where trust, support and enjoyment are paramount.

None of us are musically trained, or particularly talented, but TOGETHER, we can produce a harmonious sound, full of joy, which is capable of releasing us, even momentarily from the throes of the Big C! Everyone here understands and relates to your unique Cancer "journey" and it also provides respite from family and associates.

St Paul's Church, Saint Pauls Road, Old Town, Barnsley S75 2TB

Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Email - Cheryl Roberts

Heads Together

Heads Together is open to patients who have or have had head and neck cancer and their carers. Meetings are very informal, allowing opportunities for peer support. Speakers are arranged as requested by group members on relevant subjects. Trips and events are also organised throughout the year alongside sub-meetings for friendly support. A yearly newsletter is produced by members illustrating personal stories and group activities.

Every 2nd Friday month 1pm - 2.30pm please contact for details.

Burton Street Foundation, 57 Burton Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2HH

Phone - 0114 226 8776

York Haematology Group

The group is for patients with all blood cancers and for family members, carers, and friends. Support group offering the chance for people affected by a haematological cancer to get together in an informal environment, meet others and share experiences.

The group meets in person on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm until 9pm.

Huntington Working Men’s Club, North Moor Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9QS

Harrogate Lung Cancer Support Group

If you are a lung cancer patient undergoing treatment, in remission, or a carer sharing someone’s cancer journey, why not come along for a coffee and chat with people who are travelling the same journey and share your concerns and difficulties?

Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of every month.

Harrogate Fire Station, Skipton Road, Harrogate, HG1 4LE

Phone – Ric Myers 07917 300020

The Prostate Cancer Partners Support Group

The National Prostate Cancer Partner Support Group is currently available for all partners of those living with prostate cancer. The group meets quarterly via zoom and offers space for partners to give and receive support at any stage of their journey. There is opportunity for group support and individual support, all partners are welcome and can attend on an ad hoc basis.

In between the quarterly meetings, they also have speakers including a representative from Penny Brohn UK and they plan to have someone to talk about clinical trials.

The group meets online.

Email – Janet Daykin / Caroline Prance

Prostate Cancer Lincs and Humber

Support group for people living with prostate cancer, their loved ones, and carers. It's a place to meet others with shared experiences.

The group meets in person on the second Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, excluding December.

Old Brumby United Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 2AQ

Email -

Phone - 07922 487 824

Bottoms Up Colorectal and Urology Support Group

Support group for people living with prostate bladder and bowel cancer. The group is an opportunity to share experiences, receive information and advice from healthcare professionals and to meet others in a similar situation.

Meets each month.

Brook House Club, 221 Barnsley Road, Wakefield, WF1 5NU

Email -

Phone - 07974 657146

Portobello Craft and Camera Club

The group was set up to promote good mental health but also includes people with a cancer diagnosis. Cost is £2 to cover art materials.

Meet every Tuesday 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Portobello Community Centre, 20 Portobello Road, Wakefield, WF2 7JJ

Yorkshire Cancer Community

Offers a supportive online group for anyone who has been affected by cancer.

Online – second Wednesday of the month.

Email –

Phone – 07715 217845

Lymphoma Action

Online support groups for people affected by lymphoma. People affected by lymphoma who are over the age of 18 and living in the UK including loved ones and carers.


Lymphoma Action have several online support groups including:

Active Monitoring

Family, Friends, and Carers

Cutaneous (Skin) Lymphoma

Young Adults

Rare Lymphomas

Special Focus Support

General Support Meetings

For more information on dates and times, please visit

Email -

Phone - 0808 808 5555 (freephone)

Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity

Charity providing support and information to people living with brain tumours including befriending, bereavement support, cancer information materials, counselling. Further support is offered through its online and in person meet ups, and monthly drop in cafés.