Our specialist Cancer Information Nurses provide an additional service for people affected by cancer, by facilitating meetings of the following Support Groups.
Specific Cancer Support Groups
The Cherry Lodge Centre provides a welcoming meeting place for Support Groups for people affected by site-specific cancers and also for our new group for younger women. You do not need to be a Member of Cherry Lodge to attend these groups. They meet every 6 weeks and are facilitated by one of the Cherry Lodge Cancer Information Nurses. Sometimes guest speakers are invited to attend or an informative DVD is shown.
Currently using our facilities, with dates of upcoming meetings are:
The Lymphoma Group
Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm, next meeting dates: 17th May; 28th June. Please note that the June meeting will be in Ye Olde Mitre Inn, High Street, Barnet, EN5 5SJ.
Ovarian Support Group
Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm, next meeting dates: 31st May; 12th July
Men Down Under
For gentlemen diagnosed with prostate, bladder and testicular cancers. If you have a different cancer but feel you would still like the support of this group please contact Fiona on 020 8441 7000 or email email@example.com.
Tuesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm: next meeting dates: 23rd May; 4th July
Younger Women’s Group
This was a pilot group for younger women with any type of cancer. Sadly, attendance proved very difficult for people with so many different commitments and after a two-year trial the group was discontinued in June 2017. Cherry Lodge will, of course, continue to welcome and make our services available to younger women. Other services that might be of interest are Shine Cancer Support (a group for young adults with cancer) and the younger women’s forum at Breast Cancer Care.
Support for other Groups
Cancer Carers’ Support Group
This group is facilitated off-site by Cherry Lodge’s Outreach Nurse. It meets at:
Barnet Carers Centre, 3rd Floor Global House, 303 Ballards Lane, North Finchley N12 8NP
2nd Monday of each month, 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
For further information contact Kirsty at Cherry Lodge on 020 8441 7000
Sunflower Cancer Support
This group is currently being reorganised. Kirsty has been involved since its inception and maintains her link with its members by attending their monthly meetings at:
Parish Hall, 4 Thirleby Road, Burnt Oak, HA8 OHQ
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
For further information please contact Kirsty at Cherry Lodge on 020 8441 7000