16th April 2024 Eastleigh – Chill & Chat

Just a few friendly people having an informal meeting where we chat and share information over a cuppa and biscuits!

We normally meet here on the third Tuesday of the month and we also meet in Winchester on the first Tuesday of the month. 

This support group is open to anyone affected by cancer (doesn’t matter what type of cancer). Run by survivors for survivors, this group aims to offer a safe environment for those affected by cancer to get together over a cup of tea/ coffee and chat! Our About Us page gives more information on the group.

You are free to come and go to to meetings as you wish and we look forward to seeing you! Please feel free to call us or fill in our contact form if you’d like to have a chat first. We also have a Whatsapp group which you can join if you’d like to chat more or ask questions of the other members; just email us your mobile number and we’ll add you to the Whatsapp group. If you’re in the Whatsapp group already, you can let us know if you’re coming along on there.

Date: Tuesday 16th April 2024
Time: 19:30-21:00
Venue: Wessex Cancer Support, 91-95 Winchester Rd, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2GG (above Domino’s Pizza – free car parking behind)
Cost: £1 donation

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and don’t forget, if you would like to come along but would prefer to chat to one of us beforehand, please contact us, send us an email or leave a message on our voicemail at 01962 658170

2nd April 2024 Winchester – Speaker Emma Jones – a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

We were joined by Emma Jones this evening who is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist based at Winchester Hospital. Together with 16 members of the group, we listened, asked questions and discussed a variety of topics including Stress Incontinence and Overactive Bladders, and we learnt how to do our Pelvic Floor exercises correctly.

Emma explained the reasons that these conditions develop and when we need to see a GP for a referral to the Pelvic Health Physiotherapist team. The Team currently has considerable waiting times so Emma discussed some options we could try to ease our symptoms, whilst awaiting an appointment.

There are a number of options we can explore before reverting to surgery and Emma advised us to look at the British Society of Urogynaecology website – bsug.org.uk – where you will find leaflets and information available on the “For Patients” tab, to be better informed about the options available to us all.

We discussed briefly, the impacts that our cancer treatment medications, the menopause, and childbirth have had on this area of our bodies and what we might be able to do to improve symptoms and better manage side effects.

We all found this such an informative, enlightening and positive evening and we feel sure we will invite Emma back to talk us again in the future.

We would like to thank Emma so very much for giving us her time and sharing her knowledge and expertise with us.

Following on from this talk, if you’d like to know more about female intimate health, we will be joined by Lavinia Winch from the YES YES company again on 4th June, and we also have Sophie Cartledge coming to talk to us again on 17th September about the Menopause. Both of these evenings have proved to be really helpful to our members in previous years, as we all get used to our post cancer bodies, and menopause symptoms, from both chemo induced menopause and natural menopause.

This support group is open to anyone affected by cancer (doesn’t matter what type of cancer). Run by survivors for survivors, this group aims to offer a safe environment for those affected by cancer to get together over a cup of tea/ coffee and chat! Our About Us page gives more information on the group.

You are free to come and go to meetings as you wish and we look forward to seeing you! Please feel free to call us or fill in our contact form if you’d like to have a chat first. Don’t forget that we have a Whatsapp group which you can also join if you’d like to chat more or ask questions of the other members; just email us your mobile number and we’ll add you to the Whatsapp group.  If you’re in the Whatsapp group already, you can let us know if you’re coming along on there. 

Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2024
Time: 19:30-21:00
Venue: Simeon Room, Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester, SO23 9SR
Cost: £1 donation

We normally meet here on the First Tuesday of the month.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and if you are new, and would like to come along but would prefer to chat to us beforehand, please contact us, send us an email, or leave a message on our voicemail at 01962 658170

19th March 2024 – Chandlers Ford – Chill & Chat Evening

Another lovely evening spent with people brought together by a common experience, sharing their experiences, family news, work related issues and many more topics, over a cuppa and biscuits.

We normally meet here on the third Tuesday of the month and we also meet in Winchester on the first Tuesday of the month. 

This support group is open to anyone affected by cancer (doesn’t matter what type of cancer). Run by survivors for survivors, this group aims to offer a safe environment for those affected by cancer to get together over a cup of tea/ coffee and chat! Our About Us page gives more information on the group.

You are free to come and go to our meetings as you wish and we look forward to seeing you! Please feel free to call us or fill in our contact form if you’d like to have a chat first. We also have a Whatsapp group which you can join if you’d like to chat more or ask questions of the other members; just email us your mobile number and we’ll add you to the Whatsapp group. If you’re in the Whatsapp group already, you can let us know if you’re coming along on there.

Date: Tuesday 19th March 2024
Time: 19:30-21:00
Venue: Wessex Cancer Support, 91-95 Winchester Rd, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2GG (above Domino’s Pizza – free car parking behind)
Cost: £1 donation

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and don’t forget, if you would like to come along but would prefer to chat to one of us beforehand, please contact us, send us an email or leave a message on our voicemail at 01962 658170

5th March 2024 – Winchester – Chill & Chat Evening

This evening was a lovely Chill and Chat evening – a chance for us all to catch up with everyone’s news over a cuppa and biscuits!

Some of our members are having active treatment at hospital, some are experiencing and learning to manage the side effects of their ongoing hormone treatments and some have moved on with their lives post cancer, but are happy to come along and share their experiences and advice to the new members.

We normally meet here on the first Tuesday of the month and we also meet in Eastleigh (Chandlers Ford) on the third Tuesday of the month. 

This support group is open to anyone affected by cancer (doesn’t matter what type of cancer). Run by survivors for survivors, this group aims to offer a safe environment for those affected by cancer to get together over a cup of tea/ coffee and chat! Our About Us page gives more information on the group.

You are free to come and go to our meetings as you wish and we look forward to seeing you! Please feel free to call us or fill in our contact form if you’d like to have a chat first. We also have a Whatsapp group which you can join if you’d like to chat more or ask questions of the other members; just email us your mobile number and we’ll add you to the Whatsapp group. If you’re in the Whatsapp group already, you can let us know if you’re coming along on there.

Date: Tuesday 5th March 2024
Time: 19:30-21:00 (doors open 7/7.15pm)
Venue: Simeon Room, Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester, SO23 9SR.  Free car parking on site.
Cost: £1 donation

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and don’t forget, if you would like to come along but would prefer to chat to one of us beforehand, please contact us, send us an email or leave a message on our voicemail at 01962 658170