Our specialist Cancer Information Nurses provide additional support by facilitating several Support Groups.

While the Cherry Lodge centre at Howard House remains closed due to the coronavirus, our Specific Cancer Support Groups are meeting online via Zoom. If you have not previously attended, please email Fiona and she will send you the invite and Zoom link nearer the time.

Specific Cancer Support Groups

The Cherry Lodge Centre provides a welcoming meeting place for Support Groups for people affected by site-specific cancers. 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.

For next meeting dates, please contact Lorraine on 020 8441 7000 or lorraine@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk, see the monthly Members’ Programme or check posters on the centre noticeboard.

Currently using our facilities are:

The Lymphoma Group

Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  Next Zoom meeting Wednesday 28th October at 2pm.

Ovarian Support Group

Mondays 6pm to 8.00pm. Next Zoom meeting Thursday 15th October at 2pm

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 fiona@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk.

Tuesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Next Zoom meeting Tuesday 6th October at 2pm

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

Cornflower Cancer Support Group

Based in Burnt Oak, this group became a satellite of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in 2017. Before that, it was an independent organisation with the name Sunflower Cancer Support.

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 or kirsty@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk

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