Introducing MelaNoMore

As patients living with melanoma, we understand that receiving the diagnosis can be a frightening, confusing and isolating experience. That’s why, with assistance of St Luke’s Skin Cancer Team and Macmillan Cancer Support, we’ve joined forces to create our local support group MelaNoMore.

A support group for anyone attending St Luke’s Cancer Support Centre, RSCH and/or the associated linked Hospital sites of Frimley Park, East Surrey, St Peter’s and Ashford.

MelaNoMore is a safe place where those affected by melanoma, including family members, can:

Talk More

Through social & virtual social events, such as our Virtual Cafe, where everyone can meet in person, chat and seek advice. We will return to “real” meetings when Covid-19 restrictions permit.

Click here for ~ Virtual Cafe & Newsletters

Learn More

As well as running educational events, we have a website where lots of information about Melanoma, will be easily accessible and pooled into one simple point of access.

Click here for ~ Useful Contacts

Support More

We have set up the MelaNoMore Buddies, who team up on a one-to-one basis with Friends going through similar experiences, providing friendship and a listening ear.

Click here ~ MelaNoMore Buddies

Our aims are simple:

We provide a safe place for people to help each other, when they have been affected by Melanoma, both people who have first-hand experience of the disease as well as family members and friends who have also been affected along with their loved ones.

  • We hold group meeting of various types on a regular basis to provide peer support in the local community
  • We hold education days twice a year with a number of speakers on topics relevant to the Group members, chosen by group members. Cancer affects all sorts of areas of our life, not just the physical but mental, spiritual, financial and social, to name but a few. We are here to help support each other to learn how to thrive and live well beyond cancer.
  • We provide lots of information through this website and our facebook page to help link you up with other organisations that can provide help.
  • We set up a Buddy System in Oct20 (see Buddies Page) so that if you’d like, you will have one to one peer support to help you through challenging times together and to celebrate every step you take forwards.

About MelaNoMore

MelaNoMore is your local support group, so if you have ideas or think there is something you need, please let us know and we will work with you to develop the group in that direction.

To join the Group all you have to do is make contact via the contact routes in the website or come to a meeting or event, details of which are set out in the events section of this website. We look forward to seeing you.

Latest News from MelaNoMore

MelaNoMore Celebration Event 27th April 2022

Lisa Roberts was the Chairman of the initial project team which resulted in the formation of MelaNoMore and we are dedicating our first event since lockdown – a real Celebration Event – to her memory.

MelaNoMore Celebration Event - The Committee
Loseley Park Tythe Barn - The Setting

Sun Safety

Skcin App Launched

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)

Click here for Skin Health Awareness

Virtual Cafe Wednesday 18th May @ 10am

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NEWSLETTER for April 2022

In this issue:
• Fools & Daffodils
• Celebrating MelaNoMore
• Mr Pakzad’s VC
• Aga goes to Poland
• News from the World of
Melanoma
• Buddies report

Join MelaNoMore

Are you attending our next Virtual Cafe?

 

Please complete this Form to join MelaNoMore and we will contact you asap by email or telephone. All your details will be kept secure and not shared with a 3rd party without your permission.

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Skin Cancer Coordinator

Kelly Smith on 01483 571122 ext 4831 or kelly.smith11@nhs.net

Our Email

Email MelaNoMore Support Group on group@melanomore.net  for non-clinical issues

Our Website

Visit us on www.melanomore.net for Events, Support & Contact Details

Our Facebook Group

Join our Facebook private group ‘MelaNoMore Support Group’ by providing your email address to group@melanomore.net 

Where You'll Find Us

St Luke's Cancer Centre
The Royal Surrey County Hospital
Egerton Road
Guildford
GU2 7XX