In your area

By Your Side

By Your Side

Practical help and support groups

Would you like to speak with someone who has walked in your shoes? By Your Side offers a short-term opportunity for people living with cancer to speak to someone who has experienced cancer themselves. Our volunteers are ready to listen and share, with a deep personal understanding of the emotional challenges that cancer can bring. After we match you with one of our volunteers, they will be in touch to arrange a meet-up at a time and location convenient for both of you. These meet-ups are led by you and your needs. What would you like to talk about? How is cancer affecting your life? What questions have you been unable to ask? How are you really feeling?After around three meet-ups, we will discuss how to move ahead. Dundee has many useful support services including drop-in information, holistic needs support, long-term befriending and gentle exercise classes. If you would like, your volunteer can support you to access any of these.

Group supports: Adults; Patients; Young Adults with cancer; Men; Women; Bisexual; Gay; Lesbian; Transgender; Religious groups

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Cancer information materials
  • Other services

Catchment area:

Mainly covers the city of Dundee, but might be able to take people from nearby areas in Angus, Fife and Perth & Kinross. We support people with a diagnosis of cancer.

  • Opening times:

    Not applicable

Interested in joining us?

Just come along to our next meeting, or get in touch with us on the details below.

Find out more:

More from Macmillan about support groups