MelaNoMore Support Group
Melanomore is a Social and Support Group for those affected by melanoma. We can help put you in touch with other people who have been through or are going through what you are facing now. We can also point you in the direction of help or advice. We have all been there in different ways and talking often helps. You are not alone!
We provide a safe place for people to help each other, when they have been affected by Melanoma, both people who have first-hand experience of the disease as well as family members and friends who have also been affected along with their loved ones.
We hold group meeting of various types on a regular basis to provide peer support in the local community.
We hold education days twice a year with a number of speakers on topics relevant to the Group members, chosen by group members. Cancer affects all sorts of areas of our life, not just the physical but mental, spiritual, financial and social, to name but a few. We are here to help support each other to learn how to thrive and live well beyond cancer.
We provide lots of information through this website and our facebook page to help link you up link you up with other organisations that can provide help.
We set up a Buddy System in Oct2020 so that if you’d like, you will have one to one peer support to help you through challenging times together and to celebrate every step you take forwards.
The MelaNoMore Buddies provide a listening ear, through phone contact, to patients who are suffering from melanoma including their families/carers.
This service is available to all patients, their families and or carers who are being treated at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Guildford or linked Hospital Trusts (Ashford & St Peters, East Surrey, Frimley Park and Clinics) where treatment is being given at St Luke’s. Members will be eligible if aged 18 and over.
Please visit our website www.melanomore.net for further information
Information for volunteers
Within the Melanomore Support Group we set up Melanomore Buddies in October 2020. Within 2 months of set up we now have 10 Buddies who are supporting a number of Friends (patients, family or carers) and we have made in excess of 40 contacts between Friends and Buddies.
You must have touched melanoma at some point in your life whether as a patient or a relative or carer. We provide support to those suffering from melanoma to try to make their lives easier. Our buddies do not provide advice or counselling but talk about their experiences and try to assist a friend in coming to terms with their new circumstances.
If you think you can help us in this endeavour, then we would be glad to hear from you. Please make contact through our website www. melanomore.net .