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Prostate Cancer Support
Mansion House Chambers
22 High Street
Helpline: 0845 456 0678
Confidential help and information for anyone affected by prostate cancer. Helpline staff are specially trained and experienced in listening to people affected by prostate cancer. Available 10 am to 2 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Answering service available at all other times. Prostate Cancer Support also host local support groups in areas across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. For information about these groups, please email above or telephone the helpline.
Details of local support groups:
Bolton Prostate Support Group
St Luke's churchChorley Old roadBoltonBL1 3BEProvides help, advice, support and information to men affected by prostate cancer and their carers. Meetings second Wednesday every month 2-4 pm.
Cheadle Support Group
63 Hulme Hall Road
Cheshire Meetings second Monday each month at 1 pm. Lunch may be taken in the tavern prior to meetings.
Crewe Support Group
This very active group meets bi-monthly on Saturdays at 10 am in the Postgraduate Centre, Leighton Hospital.
Droylsden Support Group
Droylsden football Club
Meetings first Thursday each month at 6 pm. The group provides emotional and moral support to sufferers from people who know what they are going through, as well as offering contact sources for practical assistance.
Oldham Support Group
Werneth Cricket and Bowling Club
Meetings last Tuesday each month at 6 pm. Representatives from PCS and nurses from Oldham Royal Hospital attend each meeting, attracting many new patients with lots of opportunity to talk to other prostate cancer patients.
Salford Prostate Cancer Support Group
(also open to patients outside Salford area)
The Quaker Meeting House
13 The Polygon
Manchester M30 0DS
Patient-led, professionally - supported group for men affected by prostate cancer and their partners/carers. Meetings held on third Wednesday of every month, 2pm-4pm. Tea/coffee provided; ample parking. Contact Jill Youd/Helen Johnson on 0161 206 5380 for more details.
Urostomy Association - Manchester & North West
Mr Harry Lee
21 Woodlands Drive
Tel: 0161 4835325
This group holds three meetings per year, at Hope Hospital, Salford and the Christie Hospital, Manchester. All meetings are attended by representatives from appliance manufacturers as well as either a medical or non-medical guest speaker. The group also has a "problem corner" so that members can submit a question relating to urological topics to be answered by the committee or another qualified person. This group is a branch of the national Urostomy Association.