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 MelaNoMore, a support group for anyone attending St Luke’s Cancer Support Centre.

Together, we’re building a place where those affected by melanoma, including family members, can:
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Through social events where everyone can meet in person, and our Facebook page which we hope will become a vibrant place to share experiences and advice.
Learn More
As well as running educational events, we have set up a website where information about Melanoma will be easily accessible and pooled into one simple point of access.
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Fundraising events will be organised to help bring in much-needed financial support. Plus, we will set up a Buddy System to provide on-going practical and emotional support, on a one-to-one basis.

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 link you up with other organisations that can provide help.
  • We are setting up a Buddy System during 2020 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.

Where You'll Find Us

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