Reading 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.

Support group - talking to nurse

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

Meeting day and time

We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except December, from 7.15 to 8.45pm.

  • 25 March - CANCELLED

  • 22 April - Speaker: Shirley Jackson, Information and Support Coordinator at the Macmillan Information and Support Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, gives a talk, with Q&A, about the services and information available from the Centre - CANCELLED

  • 27 May - CANCELLED

  • 24 June - CANCELLED

  • 22 July - CANCELLED

  • 26 August - CANCELLED

  • 23 September - CANCELLED

  • 28 October - CANCELLED

  • 25 November - CANCELLED

  • 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 also request other types of information, 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.


The Training Room, at Earley Crescent Resource Centre, Warbler Drive, Earley, Reading RG6 4HB.

Tea and coffee are available, free of charge, from the coffee bar in the foyer. Please tell the server that your beverage is on the Lymphoma Action tab.


There is free parking at Earley Crescent Resource Centre.

Public transport

By bus

The venue is served by the 21 bus from Reading town centre, using the Beech Lane stop.

By train

The nearest station is Earley, on the Reading-Waterloo line.

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.