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December 2, 2020

December support group meetings, workshops and online activities

Big C's Online Meetings - December 2020

Although our Big C Centres are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, most of our support groups, workshops and activities are now available online via Zoom.
Please see below information regarding the dates and times for the December, as some of the times and dates have changed due to the upcoming holidays.

Call us for free at 0800 092 7640 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm) or email us at support@big-c.co.uk for more information.

Connect Over A Cuppa – Virtual Drop In Meeting

Our Support and Information team will continue to host our Connect Over A Cuppa virtual drop-in sessions every Tuesday at 11.00am and Thursday at 2.00pm throughout December, except for Thursday 31 December in which there will be no virtual drop-in.

Whether you have a question about a diagnosis or simply want to have a catch up with a member of our staff, you can ‘drop-in’ with our team via Zoom.

For more information about our drop-in sessions and how to join one, visit: https://support.big-c.co.uk/cancer-support-hub/connect-over-a-cuppa-virtual-drop-in/

Not used Zoom before? Don’t worry, a member of our team can walk you through how to use this app on your computer, mobile phone or tablet.

Men’s Support Group

Our Norwich and Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn Men’s Support Groups are now meeting every other week.

Below is the information for each group’s meeting:

Norwich:

  • Tuesday 15 December from 11.30am-1pm
  • Tuesday 29 December from 11.30am-1pm

 

King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth:

  • Tuesday 8 December from 1.30-3pm
  • Tuesday 22 December from 1.30-3pm
Women’s Support Group

Our Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth Women’s Support Group host regular weekly or bi-weekly meetings.

Norwich:

  • Friday 11 December from 11am-3pm
  • Friday 18 December from 11am-1pm

 

King’s Lynn:

  • Wednesday 10 December from 2-3.30pm
  • Thursday 24 December from 2-3.30pm
  • Thursday 7 December from 2-3.30pm

 

Great Yarmouth:

  • Friday 4 December from 11am-12.30pm
  • Friday 18 December from 11am-12.30pm
British Sign Language Support Group

Our British Sign Language Group is a group for those diagnosed with cancer, and carers, who use BSL as a main language. Each support session is facilitated by Big C and has a qualified BSL interpreter present.

The next meeting date and time is Wednesday 9 December from 10.00am-12.00pm

Rosemary & Thyme Support Group

This support group is for women who have received a palliative and/or secondary diagnosis, or who have a recurrent cancer.

The next group meetings are:

  • Thursday 3 December from 12.30-2.00pm
  • Thursday 10 December from 12.30-2.00pm
  • Thursday 17 December from 12.30-2.00pm
  • Thursday 24 December from 12.30-2.00pm
  • Thursday 31 December from 12.30-2.00pm
Free2Be Teenage and Young Adult Support Group

Free2Be is a support group for people aged 13-25 who have or have had a cancer diagnosis. The group meets regularly and is supported by health care professionals from the NNUH and Big C.

The next group meeting is Wednesday 9 December from 7.00-9.00pm

Carers Support Group

Our Carers Support Group is for people who are caring for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer to meet others in a similar situation.

The next group meeting is on Friday 11 December from 1-2.30pm.

Look Good Feel Better for Women

Run in partnership with the Look Good Feel Better charity, these session are aimed at helping women cope with the physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment, through skin care and make-up workshops.

This workshop offers a variety of information and tips on issues relating to skin care and make-up, including colour correction, dry skin and loss of eyebrows and eyelashes.

Our next session is Tuesday 11 August from 2.00-4.00pm.

Relaxation Sessions

We are now hosting our relaxation sessions online, helping those living with the effects of cancer to look after your own wellbeing.

These sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays at 1.00pm and Thursdays at 10.00am.

There will be no relaxation sessions on:

  • Tuesday 8 December
  • Thursday 24 December
  • Tuesday 29 December
  • Thursday 31 December
Get Moving With Big C

Our Get Moving With Big C programme is a wellbeing and exercise programme designed to help those living with and beyond cancer to increase their physical activity through online classes and 1:1 sessions.

For more information about the programme click here.

If you are already part of this programme, please get in touch by emailing support@big-c.co.uk for any changes to the

For more information about these groups and how to join, call us for free at 0800 092 7640 (Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm) or email support@big-c.co.uk

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