Long term health conditions

Cancer Support Groups: A guide to setting up and maintaining a group

This report is for people interested in leading face-to-face cancer support groups and established group leaders.

It aims to help people to think about community needs for cancer support groups, determine a group’s purpose and format, learn how to form, run and maintain a face-to-face group, learn how to promote a group to the community, review how things are done, deal with challenges that may come up, and reinvigorate or close a struggling group.