Brain tumour support group re-launches

A brain tumour support group for patients across Norfolk and Waveney, and their carers, has re-launched.

The group provides an informal, calming environment for patients and carers to talk and share their experiences. The group was running prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and has re-launched with the hope of expanding the network and providing more support services.

Hannah Mills, Oncology Nurse Specialist for NNUH and JPUH said: “It’s great to offer this invaluable support group again to patients, their carers and relatives. As we grow, we intend to have speakers attend periodically to discuss topics that may improve quality of life for this patient group, such as physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and community epilepsy nurses. We would also like to arrange some social events in the future too.”

Laura Rose attends the group and said: “Since losing my husband to a glioblastoma brain tumour in December 2022, I was keen to get involved in a group that could help and support other people with the diagnosis of a brain tumour, so when Hannah announced she was re-launching the support group I was on hand to help. I’m able to listen, understand, relate to their feelings and be a support to either the person diagnosed, their care giver or relative. Hannah is the best at what she does, so this group will reflect everything she stands for relating to the brain tumour community.”

Meetings are held at the Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on the last Friday of each month from 11am to 12.30pm. There is no need to book. For further information call Hannah Mills on 01603 286171.

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