Always look in the event calendar for the dates on the right hand side (if using a PC or Laptop) or at the bottom (if using a 'phone or tablet). Normally we meet in the Lecture Hall 2 in the Academy on the lower ground floor of the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, but this sometimes changes. Entrance is via the lift in the main Atrium or via the outside door to the car parks. There are numerous Bus services that stop at the Hospital - Swindon's Bus Company services 1, 1A and 12; Stage Coach 80 and 81 (to/from Marlborough) and Connect Minibus 47 (to/from Lambourn). If travelling by Car, there is lots of parking and the cost is currently £1 for 2 hours after 6pm. For 'Sat Nav' users, the Post Code is SN3 6BB. Much more information on directions and parking can be found at https://www.gwh.nhs.uk/contact-us/maps-and-directions/.
Our June meeting will be by Zoom and the speaker will be Darren Breen (the Managing Director of iMEDicare). Details will be sent and will also be available on the meetings link on the right hand side menu.
Our May meeting was a Zoom video-conference, with a presentation on ED and SD by Dr Steve Allen. Everyone attending (18 of us in total) felt that it was a great event. Many of the Members have since provided the feedback requested by Steve. A PDF of the slides used by Steve has been uploaded, click here to download.
The 18th February meeting was a great turnout with 21 members and 6 partners. Within the 21 there were 3 newly diagnosed people (one very recently diagnosed on 17th February). Two speakers from Look Good Feel Better (Michelle Roberts and Trish Rawlins) talked to the Group about Facing Cancer with Confidence. Many of the Group signed up to their next session and a booklet 'Manual for Men' was given to all attendees. If you could not attend but want a booklet, let us know via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (together with your postal address) and we will send one to you. Alternatively you can visit their site www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk where there is a host of information including some tutorials (https://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/mens-tutorials/). Following Trish & Michelle the Group went into normal discussion with lots of experiences being shared with the three new members.
Our first meeting of 2020 (on January 7th) was attended 13 Members and 3 Partners. There were two new Members, one of which was recently diagnosed and having to make some decisions about which treatment pathway to follow. It was a great session with hardly any 'leader' input - once we started talking through our own experiences there was 60 minutes of lively debate. It was a pleasure to watch everyone in conversation and just shows how useful a Support Group meeting can be.
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