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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 the following locations on different days each month between 7-9pm:
- West Kent Meetings: KIMS Hospital in Maidstone
- East Kent Meetings: Kent and Canterbury Hospital, and QEQM Hospital in Margate
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before attending.
Visit their website for more information at brcakent.org.uk.
You can also find BRCA Kent on:
- 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
- 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.
- North Yorkshire
- Hertfordshire/ North London
- Liverpool (Independent group)
Join BRCA Umbrella at brcaumbrella.ning.com.
- BRCA Link NI
BRCA Link NI is 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.
- BRCA Umbrella
- Genetic Alliance
- 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 Now
The ‘Someone Like Me’ Service matches people to others in a similar situation to theirs. Click here to find out more.
- The Daisy Network
- Lynch Syndrome UK
- Lynch Syndrome International
Lynch Syndrome International (LSI) provides support for people affect by Lynch Syndrome, raises public awareness, and educates members of the general public and healthcare professionals about the condition.
Jnetics is a charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and management of Jewish genetic disorders. They raise awareness and help anyone affected and at risk to access the best information, services and support available. To learn more about the charity email email@example.com, and call Jnetics London on 020 8123 5022 or Jnetics Manchester on 0161 240 6240.
- Menopause Support
Menopause Support is a not for profit community interest company and the home of the national #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, both founded by Diane Danzebrink. Menopause Support provides private support via telephone and video consultations, bespoke menopause training and support solutions for businesses and organisations and menopause training days for therapists and well-being professionals.
There are lots of free resources available on the website, plus details of the closed Facebook group, The Menopause Support Network.