Where can I find support?

Ovarian cancer support

…because we all need a helping hand sometimes.

Feel free to contact us and we’ll do all we can to help.

Ovarian Cancer Action
0207 380 1730
info@ovarian.org.uk

Jo Stanford, Cancer Prevention Officer: Jo@ovarian.org.uk

Support groups in your area

Please contact us and let us know if you have a support group that we can include on our website.

BRCA Kent
BRCA Kent is a local, voluntary-led group to support women in Kent with the BRCA1/2 gene mutation.  The group offers experience, support and friendship in a safe and caring environment.

The support group runs at two locations on different days each month between 7-9pm: 

  • KIMS Hospital (Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery), Weavering
  • The Abode Hotel, Canterbury

Please email info@brcakent.org.uk before attending. 

For more information visit brcakent.org.uk
Twitter: @BRCAKent (closed group)
Facebook: BRCA Kent (closed group)
Instagram: brcakent

BRCA Brighton Support Group
This group meets once a month at the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton and is a self-support group for women of all ages in Sussex who have tested positive for the faulty BRCA1/2 gene. The group shares knowledge and experience and offers support in a confidential and friendly environment. It also has visiting speakers. 

Some group members have had, or are considering, risk reducing surgery whilst others have decided to choose regular surveillance as a way forward. 

There is a Facebook page you can join – BRCA Brighton (members have to send in a request to be approved).

For further details please contact BRCAbrighton@gmail.com.

FORCE- Essex
FORCE
is a US-based group with a branch in Essex who have group meetings for members. See more here.

BRCA Umbrella
An online support forum for men and women with a hereditary risk of cancer. There are local branches that hold support groups in the following areas. 

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Paisley
  • North Yorkshire
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Hertfordshire/ North London
  • Liverpool (Independent group)

Join BRCA Umbrella for more details: brcaumbrella.ning.com

BRCA Link NI
A voluntary organisation in Northern Ireland that helps people access information and support about BRCA genetic mutations. 

Both formal and informal group meetings are held throughout the year. 

Contact: info@brcani.co.uk 

www.brcani.co.uk

Facebook group

Online support

BRCA Umbrella

An online support forum for men and women with a hereditary risk of cancer.
brcaumbrella.ning.com
caroline.presho@brcaumbrella.org.uk

Genetic Alliance

A charity working to improve the lives of patients and families affected by all types of genetic conditions.
www.geneticalliance.org.uk

020 7831 0883
contactus@geneticalliance.org.uk

FORCE – Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
A US-based group with a branch in Essex, UK, providing information and support for those affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers. Click here to find out more.

Breast Cancer Care
The ‘Someone Like Me’ Service matches people to others in a similar situation to theirs. Click here to find out more.

The Daisy Network
Provides support to women, along with their families and partners, who have been through a premature menopause. Provides a support network of people to talk to as well as information on HRT and assisted conception.
www.daisynetwork.org.uk
info@daisynetwork.org.uk