Norwich 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

Our group meets regularly throughout the year. We have evening meetings which are held from 7.30pm.

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

  • 30 January - Julian from the Big C talking about anxiety

  • 27 March

  • 29 May 

  • 31 July

  • 25 September - Graham from Together Against Cancer

  • 27 November - James from Healthwatch Norwich


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

The Big C Centre, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY

We are so lucky to be able to meet at this venue. In the evening we have the building to ourselves so are able to chat openly about our lymphomas, about any worries we may have and offering support to others. There is space to have a quiet moment to yourself if needed too. 

There is a small kitchen area so we can have a hot or cold drink, and someone always brings along biscuits! Occasionally we'll have a speaker which the Lymphoma Action helpline will be able to give you information about.

Parking

You can usually park very near to the centre. Take your parking ticket on entry and when you leave push the buzzer on the exit barrier. Let the operator know you've been at the support group meeting and they'll raise the barrier for you.


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.