Canterbury Support Group

Patients, carers, family and friends are all welcome to our friendly and caring Lymphoma Action support group.  We sometimes have a speaker on a lymphoma-related topic but there is always time for a cuppa and a chat. PLEASE NOTE, we have a NEW VENUE - see below for details.

Meeting day and time

We meet on the second Thursday of most months from 7pm to 8.30pm, on the following dates in 2019:

  • 14 November - Jilly Vickers, Regional Development Manager with Lymphoma Action joins us to give an update on the charity and getting the best from our services

  • 12 December


Going to a meeting 

Anyone affected by lymphoma (minimum age 18 years) can attend a Lymphoma Action support group.  You don't have to book or even let us know beforehand that you are coming along - just turn up, you'll be made welcome.

There is no charge for attending a Lymphoma Action support group, though donations help us to continue to provide local support. 

At your first meeting, you will complete a registration form, which also enables us to keep in touch with you about future meetings.  You can request other types of information, including our popular Lymphoma matters magazine, on the same form.

You can attend our support groups as often and for as long as you need - you aren't expected to come to every meeting and don't have to tell us if you won't be there.  If you move on but then want to come back, perhaps because of a change to your lymphoma, that's fine, too.


Hambrook Room, Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Thanington Road, Canterbury CT1 3XE


Tea and coffee is available.

Directions by car and public transport

The Centre is situated on the A28, Thanington Road, approximately 1 mile from the city centre - see map. 

The number 1 bus stops opposite the Centre.  Canterbury East is the nearest railway station.


There are 40 free parking spaces at Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, including five Blue Badge spaces.  If the carpark is full, please use Thanington Road or Wincheap Park & Ride, which is a short distance away on the A2 - kindly do not park anywhere other than designated bays, as this restricts access for emergency services and disabled people.

How we can support you

A diagnosis of lymphoma can sometimes feel overwhelming and it can be helpful to reach out for support. We have many different services and ways in which we offer you support, whether you have lymphoma yourself or you know someone who has. Support groups are a place where you can meet other people affected by lymphoma, share your experiences and receive information in a mutually supportive environment.

Whether you are new to lymphoma or you have been living with the condition for a while, you may have questions or concerns or maybe you'd just like to talk things through with someone who understands. You can contact our helpline services between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, via phone, email and Live Chat. Find out more.