Canterbury Support Group

Due to the situation with coronavirus, we are currently not running our face-to-face support groups

However, we have launched a new UK-wide Facebook group, which anyone who already attends or is looking for a support group is very welcome to join.  You can search for ‘Lymphoma Action Support UK’ on Facebook and click ‘join’.

We are also offering online support meetings.  If you are already registered with one of our support groups, you will automatically be offered a place.  If you don't currently attend a support group but would like to join an online meeting, please visit our general Support Groups page.


Patients, carers, family and friends are all welcome to our friendly 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 each month from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, on the following dates in 2020:

  • 9 April - CANCELLED

  • 14 May - CANCELLED

  • 11 June - CANCELLED

  • 9 July - CANCELLED

  • 13 August - CANCELLED

  • 10 September - CANCELLED

  • 8 October - CANCELLED

  • 12 November - CANCELLED

  • 10 December - CANCELLED


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 from us, including our popular Lymphoma matters magazine.

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.


Venue

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

Refreshments

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.

Parking

There are 40 free parking spaces at Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, including five Blue Badge spaces.  Kindly do not park anywhere other than designated bays, as this restricts access for emergency services and disabled people.

If the carpark is full, please use Thanington Road or Wincheap Park & Ride, which is a short distance away on the A2. 

* Please check travel arrangements before setting out as the information given here may change.  


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.