Support Groups

Links to useful cancer websites

Anthony Nolan

Register matching people with blood cancer and blood disorders to blood stem cell or bone marrow donors. Conducts research into stem cell matching and transplants
www.anthonynolan.org

Beating Bowel Cancer

UK charity dedicated to saving lives from bowel cancer, raising awareness and providing support to patients and their families.
www.beatingbowelcancer.org

Bowel Cancer UK

Aims to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care and providing practical support and advice.
www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Cancer Research UK

The UK’s leading cancer charity dedicated to beating cancer has a wealth of information about the charity and cancer.
www.cancerresearchuk.org

Haven Breast Cancer Support Services

Provides a wide range of therapies, free of charge, to support wellbeing with and beyond breast cancer.
www.thehaven.org.uk

Leukaemia CARE

Leukaemia Care provides care and support to those whose lives have been affected by blood or lymphatic cancer. Their work extends to the welfare of families and carers of the patients themselves.
www.leukaemiacare.org.uk

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research are the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk

Look Good, Feel Better

Charity offering hair and beauty advice and workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment.
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk

Lymphoma Association

Supporting people affected by lymphoma/ lymphatic cancers.
www.lymphomas.org.uk

Macmillan

Provides high quality, up-to-date cancer information for cancer patients, their families and carers. All of the information is written and reviewed by specialists.
www.macmillan.org.uk

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre is there for anyone affected by cancer. You can access psychological and emotional support, benefits advice plus a range of workshops such as tai chi, yoga, creative writing and creative expression.
www.maggiescentres.org

Marie Curie

Provide end of life cancer care to terminally ill patients in their own homes, or in one of their hospices.
www.mariecurie.org.uk

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma support group. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos, which affects the thin membranes protecting the lungs, heart or abdomen.
www.mesotheliomaguide.com

Myeloma UK

The International Myeloma Foundation works towards finding better treatments and a cure for the disease.
www.myeloma.org.uk

Ovacome

UK ovarian cancer support network.
www.ovacome.org.uk

Prostate Cancer UK

Offers support and information to anyone concerned with prostate cancer.
https://prostatecanceruk.org/

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Funds lung cancer research, provides support, helps people to quit smoking and gives a voice to all those affected by lung cancer through campaigning.
www.roycastle.org

Skin Cancer Research Fund (SCARF)

Raises money for public education and medical research into skin cancer, especially melanoma, and aids patient support.
www.skin-cancer-research-fund.org.uk

Skin Cancer Foundation

The leading skin cancer prevention and information organisation
www.skincancer.org


Living Well at Katharine House Hospice

KHH are launching their new Living Well Service on Mon 30th Sept 2019. The new service is designed to reach more people in our local community; those with life threatening illnesses both with and without specialist needs, their carers, the bereaved and the general public.

The Living Well Service provides a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where you can come for advice, support and to meet people in a similar position to yourself.

Katharine House are running drop-in days on Mondays and Thursdays as of the 30th September, people can just turn up to these sessions. Service users attending drop-in will need to be independent with mobility and personal care.  A range of activities will be available on these days, some of which service users will need to pre-book. However, people are very welcome to just come along to meet the team, find out a bit more about what’s on offer and join us for tea or coffee.

For more information visit https://www.khh.org.uk/livingwell


Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

The app is available to use in Polish, Punjabi and Urdu.


Please note:

* If you ever feel in immediate danger, contact 999 immediately.

For further information please click on the link below.

Bright Sky features


Baby Lunchbox

Health Visitors run a drop in clinic every Friday 9.30 - 11.30 am for practical feeding advice and support from pregnancy, birth and beyond.

East Street Children's Centre

Calder Close, Banbury, OX16 3WR

Please click on the link below for further clinic locations, contact details and other resources.

Baby Lunchbox


Do you have a child at primary school that gets anxious and worried?

At standing in the gap we know...

families come in many different shapes and sizes. However sometimes families need advice and support to help the children manage BIG emotions. BIG emotions include fear, anxiety, anger and bereavement. 

Often when children become anxious its hard as parents and teachers to know what to do for the best. Do we ignore it, reassure them or hope its a phase they will grow out of.  If your child is a worrier come along with them and learn about what anxiety is, using our crazy doorbell. Find out what can help and what techniques as parents you can use to help your child to move forward.

Standing in the gap off free workshops to help children 0-11 manage big emotions

Workshops take place every month in the community room at Waitrose store on Southam Road Banbury.

Please click on the link below for further information.

Managing the wibbles and wobbles of anxiety




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