Brand new support group:
Herefordshire Breast Cancer Support Group
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re focusing on the amazing new support group launched this year, the Herefordshire Breast Cancer Support Group. The monthly face-to-face support group meet at St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree, hosting occasional guest speakers, peer supporters and online support. The group is for any woman affected by breast cancer in Herefordshire and new members are provided with a thoughtful, useful welcome pack. They can also access a private members forum on messenger.
Due to Covid-19, the previous Breast Cancer Haven sadly had to close after the UK lockdowns. This lead to the new formation of the Herefordshire Breast Cancer Support Group, which offers support to people and their families before, during, and after their diagnosis with breast cancer. The group offers a safe, secure, and confidential space, where members can share their experiences, fears, and worries with fellow members of the group.
The team is made up of a Specialist Breast Care Nurse, registered Nutritional Therapist, Radiographer, Community Nursery Nurse, and Businesswomen, some themselves, have been diagnosed or affected by breast cancer. The team have become supporters for other women going through breast cancer and the group is a place to form fantastic friendships and talk to others in the same situation.
Past events at the group have included mindfulness sessions, information about radiotherapy and what to expect, tai chi and discussions about hair loss. One of the groups next aims is to provide free one-to-one counselling with a specialist counsellor. The group also have big plans for 2022, and you might see the group out and about in Hereford during this month, raising the groups profile and hopefully raising money throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
You can find out much more about the charity by following this link to the website https://www.hbcsg.co.uk/
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Every October, people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness is important all year round, however October is really the month to shout about it! Learn how to check for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer yourself, and raise awareness by campaigning, volunteering, fundraising and donating.
Follow some of the useful links below: