What We Do
- Hold informal monthly meetings with occasional guest speakers
- Arrange summer and winter social events
- Raise awareness of myeloma in our local community by collaboration with key stakeholders
- Work with primary healthcare professionals to increase knowledge of myeloma
- Hold fundraising events
- Provide information for patients and carers affected by myeloma
- Help out with local transport if possible
- We are registered with DWPs Disability Confident Committed Scheme No DCS016997
Questions and Answers
Why should I attend a Support Group?
You will meet other patients, carers and family members who can share their experiences with you.
Will I be able to find out more about different treatments and ways of coping with myeloma?
Your healthcare team should be the first point of contact for information, but quite often it is useful to speak to others who have been through a similar experience. Our support groups also invites guest speakers to talk about different aspects of health and wellbeing.
Will the group be full of people complaining? I don’t want to attend if it will make me feel worse…
Our support group consists of people with similar challenges who have mostly found ways to live with myeloma in a positive way. It can be uplifting to be amongst people who understand how you are feeling and some patients and family members say they gain a real sense of strength by meeting and chatting to others.
Do I really have time to attend the meetings?
Our support group meet once a month. Just turn up if it is convenient, you will be very welcome.
Here are some documents about our West Lancs and Merseyside Myeloma support group: