There are a number of support groups in Scotland to support men and their families who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. As prostate cancer affects more than just the man, many groups welcome wives, partners family members and carers. Groups tend to be self-help groups run by men for men, their families and carers. Some of the groups also have nominated people to answer questions about treatments and their experiences and some operate a buddy system.
There are support groups covering:
UCAN have a patient led Support Group for all urological cancers. It meets at CLAN House, 120 Western Road, Aberdeen, A25 2QA, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.
For further details contact UCAN Cancer care centre on 01224 550333 or
Ayrshire & Arran Prostate Cancer Support Group
The group meets at Ayrshire Cancer Support, 5 Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 1EQ on the last Friday of every month at 10 m -11.30am.
Please contact Ian Cassel on 07807 153 140 for more information.
Scottish Borders Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group meets at the Macmillan Centre Borders General Hospital, Melrose on the first Wednesday of every month (with the exception of January, February and August) from 7pm to 9pm.
Please contact Alan Dickinson on 01721-722655 for more information.
Dumfries and Galloway
There is a support group for those with all cancer types (including prostate cancer) which meets at the Macmillan Centre in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) from 7 to 8.30pm.’
For further details contact Claire Drummond (Cancer Information and Support Centre) on 01387 241 978 or email email@example.com
There is a support group based in Dumfries, set up to help men who have recently been diagnosed with, or are concerned about, Prostate Disease or Prostate Cancer. Prostate Buddies D&G hold open meetings on the last Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9pm at the Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, Gillbrae Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EJ, beside Gillbrae Medical Practice. Partners, or a family member will also be welcome to attend.
Prostate Buddies D&G are also holding open meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9pm at The Creebridge House Hotel, Newton Stewart, DG8 6NP.
For further details contact prostatebuddiesdandg.org.uk/contact-us or facebook.com/Prostate-Buddies-D-G-1098518367009897
Dundee, Angus & North Fife
The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month in Maggie’s Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee from 6pm -7.30pm.
Please contact Lorna McGoldrick on 01382 632 999 or by email on Lorna.McGoldrick@maggiescentres.org
Edinburgh & the Lothians
The Edinburgh group meets at the Maggie’s Centre, The Stables, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU from 6.45pm every second month.
For more information contact 07933 260 066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The West Lothian group
The group meets at the Disability Centre, CARMONDEAN CENTRE ROAD , LIVINGSTON EH54 8PT starting at 7 pm.
For further information please see the Edinburgh and Lothians Support group website http://elprostatecancersupport.co.uk/
The group meets at the Maggie’s Centre at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy on the third Wednesday of each month.
Please contact Iain Wallace, Clinical Psychologist at Maggie’s Centre on Tel 01592 647 997
The group meetings are on hold at the moment because of a move to a new venue.
For more information contact John Selvey on 07928 700 468
Glasgow Prostate Cancer Support Group
The group meets at Maggies Centre, Gartnavel Hospital Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. These are informal drop-in meetings. every Wednesday between 10am-12 noon. Occasional meetings with guest speakers take place in the evening.
Please contact Terry Durkin on email@example.com
East End Glasgow Prostate Cancer Support Group
The group meets in the Players Lounge Celtic Park Football Stadium , Parkhead, London Road, Glasgow on the first Tuesday in the month 1.45 -3.15 pm.
Inverness Maggie’s Highland Prostate Cancer support Group
The group meets at Maggies Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Old Perth Rd, Inverness IV2 3FL on last Thursday of every month between 5pm – 6pm.
Please contact Pamela Wright on 01463 706306
The group meets at Maggies Centre, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie on 3rd Thursday of each month 10.00am – 12 noon.
For more information contact Neil Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth & Kinross Prostate Cancer Support Group
The group meets at the Salutation Hotel, South Street, Perth on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm except January, July and August.
Please contact Alister Walker on email@example.com