Upminster (North East London) Support Group

Our Lymphoma Action support group is here for anyone affected by lymphoma - whether they have a diagnosis themselves or are a carer, friend or partner.  It's a friendly group and there is always the opportunity to have a chat and catch up with each other.  We often organise speakers and activities, too. 

Upminster Baptist Church - Photo credit-P L Kessler / The History Files

Meeting day and time

We usually meet on a Tuesday in most months, from 1.30 to 3pm.  Please see below for meeting dates and other useful information.

  • 24 September - Speaker: Peter Watts tells us about cycling Land's End to John O'Groats in aid of Lymphoma Action

  • 15 October - Speaker: Dr Paul Greaves, Consultant Haematologist, Queen's Hospital, on
    ‘When Remission Ends’

  • 19 November - Speaker: Alix Holmes, Macmillan Information Officer, Queen's Hospital, gives us an update on their support services

  • 17 December - Christmas lunch 12.30 – 15.00


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 - 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


Venue

Upminster Baptist Church, Springfield Gardens, Upminster, Essex RM14 3EH

We usually meet either in the foyer of the church, accessed from the front of the building, or in the large room at the rear, which is accessed from the door on the left hand side of the church.

Directions by public transport

The church is a 15 minute walk from Upminster station. Turn left out of the station, walk down Station Road, turn left onto Springfield Gardens and the church is on the left. 

Parking

There is free parking at the front of the church.