Reading Support Group

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.

Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 23 October

  • Wednesday 27 November

  • December - No meeting


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 Falcon Room at the Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ.

Tea, coffee and water are available.

Directions

By car

From Reading town centre, take the A4 London Road towards Maidenhead.  At the Shepherd's Hill roundabout, turn right onto Reading Road.  Continue along Reading Road, until the left turn onto Headley Road.  The car park entrance is to your right, with the Oakwood Centre on your left. 

Parking

The Headley Road pay and display car park, opposite the Oakwood Centre, is free after 6pm.  You can also park free of charge at Woodford Park Leisure Centre (off Haddon Drive), a short walk through the park to the Oakwood Centre.

By bus 

A number of services to Woodley are available, including from Reading town centre (13/14 and 19a/19c); from Maidenhead (127) and Wokingham (128/129).

By train

The nearest station is Earley, on the Reading-Waterloo line, picking up the 19a/19c buses on Church Road or walking through the South Lake area.


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.