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 support 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 support groups also have nominated people to answer questions about treatments and their experiences and some operate a buddy system.

There are support groups covering:

Aberdeen

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

www.ucanhelp.org.uk/get-support/patient-led-support-group

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 07943 477365 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  claire.drummond2@nhs.scot

Prostate Buddies D&G

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 Maggie’s Dundee on 01382 632 999 or by email on dundee@maggies.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 elpcsg@gmail.com

The West Lothian group

Crofthead Community Centre, Templar Rise, Livingston, EH54 6DG starting at 7 pm.

For more information contact: Gordon Stuart 01506 651388 or Duncan Wallace 07772 844452

For further information please see the Edinburgh and Lothians Support group website http://elprostatecancersupport.co.uk/

Fife

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

Forth Valley

The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 1pm at Maggie’s Forth Valley. It’s a facilitated support group offering a safe and supportive space to talk to others about the challenges and successes of living with a prostate cancer.

Anyone interested in coming along should contact Maggie’s Forth Valley directly on 01324 868 069 or forthvalley@maggies.org

Men’s group – Maggie’s Glasgow

The group meets in Maggies Glasgow, Gartnavel hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow. This is an informal drop in group that meets in the centre every Thursday from 10am-11.30am. The group is open to men who have or have had a cancer diagnosis, including prostate cancer.

Please contact glasgow@maggies.org for further information.

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.

Contact thewitt1126@aol.com

Inverness Maggie’s Highlands Prostate Cancer Support Group

The group meets online on Zoom on the last Thursday of every month, 5pm – 6pm

Please contact Pamela Wright on 01463 382900 or email maggieshighlands@maggies.org 

Lanarkshire

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  n.s.armstrong@blueyonder.co.uk

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.

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