Upminster (North East London) 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.

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

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.  We often organise speakers and there is always the opportunity to have a chat and catch up with each other.  

Meeting day and time

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

  • 24 March - Speaker: Dr Tadbir Bariana, Haematology Senior Registrar, Barts Health, gives a talk about blood - CANCELLED

  • 21 April - Speaker: Chrissie Nolan, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, gives a talk entitled 'Live well - live positively' - CANCELLED

  • 19 May - Speakers: Professor Jude Fitzgibbon, Professor of Personalised Medicine, Bart’s Group, talks about 'How research will improve survival and quality of life in lymphoma patients', and Dr Paul Greaves, Consultant Haematologist, Queen’s Hospital, will give a clinical patient perspective.  (Please note, this meeting will be longer than usual.) - CANCELLED

  • 23 June - An informal chat over a cup of tea - CANCELLED

  •  All meetings for the rest of 2020 have been 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 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.


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. 


There is free parking at the front of the church.

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.