Portsmouth Support Group

Our Lymphoma Action support group meets every couple of months, with guest speakers. There is always time, too, to connect with others, for a supportive chat over a cuppa.

Meeting day and time

We usually meet every other month on a Monday from 2pm to 3.30pm, however, these details can change, so it's worth checking with, Samantha Cowpe, Lymphoma Care Coordinator, on 023 9228 6000 ext 4763, before travelling. 

Please see below for our meeting dates, speakers and activities.

  • 1 July - Speaker: Laura Purvis, MacMillan Dietitian 

  • 9 Sept - Speaker: Dr Ann O’Callaghan

  • 18 Nov - Speaker: TBA

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 - if you 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 information@lymphoma-action.org.uk

You can also call Samantha Cowpe, Lymphoma Care Coordinator, on 023 9228 6000 ext 4763.


Macmillan Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY

Go to Level B in the main hospital building and find the Macmillan Centre on your left, just before the entrance to the Haematology and Oncology Centre.  There is a good map on the hospital's website showing directions within the building and there are also maps on the hospital site.

We always have the kettle on, so you’ll be able to have a cup of tea or coffee.


The best car parks to use are the main car park and the north car park. A number plate recognition system is in operation, so you'll need your car registration number with you, to enable payment at the machine before returning to your car.

The parking charge for up to 2.5 hours is currently £3.00, and up to 3.5 hours for £4.30.