There are a range of support groups in the local area. Here are a few that may support the pastoral needs of your family. For more groups and activities, please also take a look at our Inclusion Page.

Cancer Care, Morecambe Bay All of the CancerCare centres in the area are re-opening on 1st Sept. If you have any questions or want to book in-person therapy call or email them. CancerCare Community Service Scheme offers a range of free complimentary services. These include bereavement counselling to anyone who has been bereaved including children (secondary school age pupils only at present whilst our centres are closed). 03330 150 628 (charged at standard rate)

Email: CancerCareCan@cancercare.org.uk

Text: 07860 018 278

www.cancercare.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support – MBHT Macmillan Information and Support Service Offering support over the phone to those affected by cancer. 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Emotional & physical support and chats if you’re lonely. Referrals to other support services. If you leave a message you will be called back.                                     “If you have worries and concerns about your cancer and you are struggling to get through to speak to your cancer teams, please ring us and we can do this on your behalf.” 01524 519578                                                                      07972639424   (phone and text)                                     email: macmillan.info@mbht.nhs.uk

Macmillan Support Line – 7 days a week, 8am-8pm- 0808 808 0000

www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/get-help

The Cornerstone, Lancaster Offers Covid-safe meeting spaces, including through lockdown. Various support groups continue to function. The chaplain also offers one-to-one bereavement support by phone, Zoom or face-to-face. A support group based on the ’12 Steps’ will be meeting weekly on Zoom, starting at 5pm on Thursday November 26th.  All welcome.  Our men’s support group meets fortnightly on Zoom, usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays. All welcome. For more information or Zoom links, contact Simon Stewart (chaplain) or Phil McGrath on 840027 or Email: simoncornerstonecafe@gmail.com           Facebook: The Cornerstone Community
The Well Communities Offering a range of peer support sessions addressing addiction to substances and alcohol, recovery and family support. Live feeds from Facebook for Q&A sessions re recovery, families, isolation and coping, recovery check ins, plus exercise, 5 ways to wellbeing and guest speakers. The activity timetable can be found on the website link here. 01524 415919                                                                 Facebook Page – The Well Communities                      Email:info@thewell2.co.uk              https://www.thewellcommunities.co.uk/activitytimetable
Tara Centre A Meditation centre in the heart of Lancaster – a not-for-profit healing sanctuary. Still offering online meditation & other classes supporting in particular people living on very little income or living with chronic health conditions. See Facebook or the Events page on the website for details. www.taracentrelancaster.org.uk                                     Facebook: Tara Centre                  taracentrelancaster@gmail.com                                   07830 107008
Wise Guys Training Helping men to live healthier and happier lives. Offering online emotional support to isolated men – Zoom meeting every Thursday 1-3pm (see Facebook for details). Facebook: Wise Guys Training                                               Email: info@wiseguys.training                                      07419 903683
Challenge through Sport Initiative (CSI) Set up to encourage those in recovery and their families to participate in all levels of sport and activity. Wellbeing walks, pool sessions, Friday gym sessions (and more) are all now re-starting.  A free, online timetable/programme of activities can be found on Facebook. https://www.activelancashire.org.uk/projects/challenge-through-sport-initiative                                             Facebook: Challenge through Sport Initiative Recovery Group – CSI
Out In The Bay We support the local 2SLGBTQI community with free advice around drug and alcohol misuse, sexuality, sexual health and gender identity. We hold specialist 1:1 sessions and support groups and training. Our services are free and open to anyone not just the 2SLGBTQI community. 07449 311406                                                                         Email: infooitb@gmail.com                                          Facebook: @LGB&T Out in the bay
More Music, Seagull Café, Morecambe A singing for health group for over 60’s aimed at tackling loneliness. Participants are usual referred by a Health Professional but if you would like to find out more please email. Sessions are curently running on Zoom, please visit our website for details. info@moremusic.org.uk                                                       https://moremusic.org.uk/whats-on/seagull-cafe/
National Age UK Information & advice for older people, phone lines open 8am-7pm every day 0800 678 1602

www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus