Support Groups

Face up works hand in hand with the following support groups :

  1. Faceup cymru support group

    This group meets every two months- it is run by the patients for the patients and there are invited speakers and talks on alternative therapies eg massage and acupuncture

  2. Hugs – CwmTaf support group

    This group was set up locally to provide close support for patients coming from Cwm taf. More information can be found on their website: www.cwmtafuhb.wales.nhs.uk/hugs-support-group

  3. Laryngectomy club

    Patients who have had their voice box removed have to come to terms with so many factors – loss of communication; management of the operative site. This club is organised by our speech and language team to provide focused support for patients with this issue. It really is a valued support group

  4. Back to eating group

    Head and Neck cancer can have a profound effect on the ability to take adequatefood. This group run by our dieticians provides one to one support and all the patients find this a vital prop to their ability to come to terms with the treatment

It also works closely with other cancer charities :-

  1. Macmillan – www.macmillan.org.uk/home.asp
  2. Marie curie cancer care – www.mariecurie.org.uk
  3. Tenovus – www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk
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