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.

Meeting day and time

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

  • 9 May  Speaker: Reiki practitioner Donnie Farago joins us for a talk and demonstration of this complementary therapy

  • 13 June  Speaker:  Counsellor Martine Bliss joins us to talk about emotional aspects of living with lymphoma

  • 11 July

  • 8 August

  • 12 September

  • 10 October

  • 14 November

  • 12 December


Going to a meeting 

Anyone affected by lymphoma 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.

Going to a lymphoma support group for the first time can feel like a big step. If you would like to talk to someone about it, you are welcome to call the Freephone helpline on 0808 808 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm) or email us at

If you would like to speak with the Canterbury support group organiser before going to a meeting, just call our helpline on 0808 808 5555.  We will take your telephone number and ask the organiser to call you.


Reception area, Cathedral Day Unit, Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury CT1 3NG

Directions on foot

To get to the Cathedral Day Unit, you enter the hospital through the main entrance, turn right along the corridor by the reception desk and the Cathedral Day Unit is on the left. There are always porters at the reception desk to give you directions.

Directions by car and public transport

There is information available on the hospital website, which includes details of bus routes and train services as well as maps and a route planner. There is also a map of the hospital layout.


If you can, it’s best to park on the road outside the hospital (permit parking during the day but free in the evenings, when the group meets). It is about a ten minute walk from the road to the meeting venue.

If you’re using a car park you’ll need to press the green button to take a ticket at the entry barrier and pay before returning to your vehicle. You’ll need to insert the ticket in to one of the Pay Stations which calculates how long you have stayed and how much you need to pay.

The minimum charge is £2.00 for the first hour, and increases in increments of 20p for every 12 minutes after that (to a maximum of £8.00 per 24 hour period).   


We provide tea, coffee and biscuits.