Cheltenham Support Group

If you'd like to connect with local people affected by lymphoma, why not join us at our next support group meeting. Everyone is welcome, whether you have a diagnosis or are close to someone who has.


Meeting day and time

We meet monthly on a Thursday evening from 6 to 7.30pm or a Saturday morning 10.30am to 12pm.

Please see below for meeting dates and other useful information about our group.

  • Saturday 12 January

  • Saturday 9 February

  • Thursday 21 March - talk on emotional support and stress management

  • Saturday 13 April

  • Saturday 11 May

  • Thursday 13 June

  • Saturday 13 July

  • Saturday 10 August

  • Thursday 12 September

  • Saturday 12 October

  • Thursday 14 November

  • Saturday 14 December 


About our group 

Working with Maggie's Cheltenham and our local Clinical Nurse Specialist we meet on either a weekday evening or a weekend morning. Our Thursday evening meetings usually have a guest speaker. 

We know there are many rural areas around Cheltenham, so having the two meeting options to connect with others has proved very popular.


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.


Venue

Maggie’s Centre, The Lodge, (near Cheltenham General Hospital), College Baths Road, Cheltenham GL53 7QB.

Directions by car

You’ll need to park in the Lido Car Park which is opposite the entrance to the Oncology Centre at the rear of Cheltenham General Hospital.

The car park is Pay and Display in advance. Depending on which meeting you go the parking may cost from £1.70 to £3.30 (note it's free after 6pm). You can pay with coins or Pay by Phone facility. 

Directions on foot

You’ll need to walk down into College Baths Road with the Lido behind you. Pass the Fire Station on your left and then you’ll see a long garden with a large stainless steel water sculpture with a white garden path running beside it.

The blue Maggie’s sign is situated at the front of the garden on a small grassy mound. Carry on up the winding path to the front door. The button to press to open the door is on a chrome circular post on your left just before you see the door which is tucked around the corner.


 
The support group has given me the power to open up and talk about my lymphoma, and it is great to be able to speak with other people with the same illness
Cheltenham support group attendee

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.