Myeloma Support Groups provide an opportunity to share information and experiences with other patients, carers and family members in an informal and supportive setting.
There are currently over 50 Myeloma Support Groups in the UK and Ireland. Most of these are myeloma-specific, but there are also a number of general haematology groups that welcome those affected by myeloma.
The groups vary in size and focus and meet in clinics, cancer centres, churches, community centres, cafes or people's homes. Some groups are run by patients, carers or family members, others by healthcare professionals such as nurses or counsellors.
Most of the groups are run independently of Myeloma UK and therefore we are unable to take responsibility for the information they provide or for the level of support provided.
We are however committed to ensuring best practice within these groups and to that end provide a range of resources to help ensure best practice and development. This includes: