Local Cancer Support Groups

Shine  – for any type of cancer patient; age range 20s, 30s, 40s

Bowel Cancer Patients & Carers Support Group

  • Meetings:  Every 3 months
  • Location: Trinity Holistic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
  • Contact: Colorectal nursing team  –  Tel: 01642 854847

Breast Cancer Support Group – Positively Pink, Middlesbrough

  • Meetings: Monthly – 1st Wednesday, 7pm
  • Location: Trinity Holistic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
  • Contact: Judith Pennington,  Tel: 01642 285418

Breast Cancer Support Group  – Darlington and Teesdale

  •  Meetings: Monthly  – 1st Tuesday , 7.30 – 9.30pm
  • Location: Darlington Memorial  Hospital , Floor C , Surgical Outpatients Dept
  • Contact: Specialist nurse  – Tel: 01325 743290

Breast Cancer Support Group – Northalleton & District (incl Coverdale, Swaledale & Thirsk)

  • Meetings: Monthly -3rd Wednesday , 7-9pm
  • Location: Scott Suite, Friarage Hospital, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1JG
  • Contact:
    • Irene Boreham – Tel: 01677 422481
    • Val Wilson – Tel: 01609 775696 (evenings)
    • Breast care nurses –Tel: 01609 764622

Secondary Breast Cancer Support Group – Stockton

  • Meetings: Alternate Wednesdays , 6-8pm
  • Location: Butterwick Hospice, Stockton on Tees
  • Contact: Tel: 0845 077 1893

Secondary Breast Cancer Support Group  – nr York and Harrogate

Haematology Support Group – North Yorkshire

  • Meetings: Monthly – 2nd Thursday, 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • Location: Front Lounge, Golden Lion Hotel, 114 High Street, Northallerton
  • Contact: Graham Lane , Tel: 01609 760191
  • Email: 2grahamlane@gmail.com

Teesside Lymphoma Support Group

  • Meetings: Monthly – 2nd Thursday, 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • Location: Trinity Holistic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road , Middlesbrough,
  • Contact:
    • David  – Tel: 01325 462297
    • Johnny – Tel: 01325 243140

Lymphoedema Support Group  – Darlington & Teesside

  • Meetings: 3rd Tuesday , every 2 months
  • Location: Darlington Memorial Hospital, Floor C, Surgical Outpatients Dept
  • Contact: Specialist  nurse Tel: 01325 743290

Mesothelioma – NASAG: North East Asbestos Support & Awareness Group

Oesophageal/ Gastric Cancer Support Group

  • Meetings: Every 4 months
  • Location: Trinity Holistic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
  • Contact: Clinical nurse specialist – Helen Wescott,  Tel: 01642 282874

Ovarian Cancer  – OVA the Rainbow, Middlesbrough

  • Meetings: 1st Friday of the month, 11am – 1pm
  • Location: Trinity Centre, North Ormesby Market Square, Middlesbrough
  • Contact: Clinical nurse specialist – Jane McNeil, Tel: 01642 282418

Ovarian Cancer –  OVA the Rainbow, Northallerton

  • Meetings: 1st Tuesdayof the month, 2-3.30pm
  • Location: Allerton Court Hotel, Northallerton
  • Contact: Nurse specialist  –  Maggie Wright, Tel: 01609 4764688

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Testicular Cancer  – web based support group

  • Membership: Patients of  The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital
  • Contact:  Clinical nurse specialist  – Annmarie Riorden, Tel: 01642 282497
  • Email: annmarie.riorden@stees.nhs.uk