Support Groups

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. As well as providing holistic therapies, we also have a number of Support Groups where you can meet and talk to others who understand what you are going through.

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is working with some fantastic organisations to ensure that those touched by cancer are able to access emotional support through a variety of groups, workshops and courses.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better workshopLook Good Feel Better offer a free monthly skincare and make-up workshop to help improve the self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing of those undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer.

Held at our Mid Essex Support Centre in Hatfield Peverel, the sessions are led by trained beauty volunteers who share tips and techniques to help with eyebrow and eyelash loss and changes to the skin. Look Good Feel Better are now also offering ‘Skin Fitness’ sessions for men giving advice on skincare, shaving and grooming.

For more information, or to book into a Look Good Feel Better/Skin Fitness session, please contact our Mid Essex Support Centre on 01245 382 888.


Art Therapy Group – North Middlesex Hospital

ARTFounded by one of our clients, artist Zohreh Moftizadeh, the Art Therapy Group runs at our London Support Centre in North Middlesex University Hospital.

The support group is open to anyone who would like to come along and make friends while having a go at creating some lovely artwork – no previous artistic skills needed!

If you would like to attend the Art Therapy Group, you are welcome to drop-in, or for more information call our London Support Centre on 020 8887 2408.


Breast Cancer Support Group

The Essex Breast Cancer Support Group offers a relaxed and informal session for anyone that has been affected, either currently or in the past, by breast cancer in any way. The group meets once a month (usually on the third Wednesday of each month) at oBroomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. 


Yoga Sessions

YogaBi-weekly Yoga sessions are available to aid the recovery of the body and mind post treatment.

These take place every Tuesday alternate weeks at either The Wellness Barn, Ingatestone CM4 0DU (10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm) or at our Mid Essex Support Centre, Hatfield Peverel CM3 2EH (12pm to 1pm and 1.30pm to 2.30pm) 

For more information or to book your place please call or text Sarah on 07806 615265.  In order to continue these services for our clients we would kindly ask for a suggested donation of £2 to help cover our costs, if you are able to do so.


Mindfulness Sessions

MindfulnessWeekly mindfulness sessions are available to aid the recovery of the body and mind post treatment. Our new sessions are run by Jodie Marrable and offer one to one appointments or group sessions on Monday evenings. 

These take place every Monday at the GenesisCare Centre and Springfield Hospital. 

If you would like to register or book for future events, please contact our Mid Essex Support Centre on 01245 382 888.


Pilates Sessions

PilatesNew to our West Essex area, held weekly in Roydon on Wednesday mornings. Forty-five minute sessions of gentle exercise to support re-building and retaining strength post treatment.

The sessions are run by Heather, who is an experienced Pilates tutor and has undertaken additional specialist training to work with those with a cancer diagnosis.


Essex Melanoma Support Group

This friendly group gets people together in a welcoming environment with the opportunity to share experiences. There is also a program of professional speakers who kindly give up their time to talk to the group. They also welcome carers, family and friends of anyone who has been affected. The group meet on the last Thursday of each month at the Helen Rollason Research and Development Centre, at the rear of Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

If you would like to attend the Essex Melanoma Support Group please contact Anne via e-mail anne201252@gmail.com or Tracey Camburn on 01245 516599.


Ovarian Support Group

This group meets at the Mid Essex Centre on the first Tuesday of each month from 12-2pm. A friendly supportive group, with a CNS available to answer your questions. Please feel free to just turn up.

For more information on this Support Group please contact Hazel Keane on email: hazel.keane@helenrollason.org.uk or call 01245 382888.


Craft Group

Craft GroupThis group meets every third Friday of the month from 10am to12pm at our Mid Essex Support Centre in Hatfield Peverel.

You don’t have to be good at art or crafts; just turn up and enjoy a friendly chat over coffee and amaze yourself at what you have created.

This group is run by Maia and there is no need to pre-book. For more information please call 01245 380719.