Southampton Support Group

Our Lymphoma Action group welcomes everyone, including patients, family and friends. Why not come along and join us?


Meeting day and time

We usually meet every month on a Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm.

Please see below for meeting dates and other information.

  • 16 October

  • 20 November

  • 18 December
     


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

Macmillan Centre, B Level, East Wing, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD

Enter the hospital at the Eye Unit, then follow signs to the East Wing.  The Macmillan Centre entrance is through the courtyard before reaching the East Wing.  There are very helpful maps showing how to reach locations in the hospital on its website and on site.


Travel and parking

By car

Car parking space at Southampton General Hospital is limited at peak times, so allow extra time to park before the meeting. You may wish to consider coming by public transport - see below.

Parking

The best car park to use is the Blue carpark, which is nearest the venue.  The main Orange car park is a longer walk. 

The Blue car park is accessed from Tremona Road, near the Eye Unit. You'll need to collect your ticket on entry and keep it with you, so you can pay at the pay-on-foot machine near the exit barrier and use the ticket to exit the car park. 

Entrance to the Orange car park (maximum height of vehicle 6'6") is also off Tremona Road and has the same ticketing system, with payment at the machines located on the ground floor by the entrance to the car park before returning to your vehicle, then using the ticket to exit.

Charges are £3.50 for up to 2 hours, £4.20 for up to 3 hours.  There are concessions for some patients, please ask the department providing your care for details.

Public transport

A number of bus routes serve the hospital, with bus stops outside the main entrance on Tremona Road. Routes and times are available from the information point at the main entrance, where there is also a real time data board.

There is a taxi rank outside the main entrance and a free taxi phone in the corridor, just inside the main entrance. There is detailed information about all forms of transport on the hospital's website.


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.