As patients living with melanoma, we understand that receiving the diagnosis can be a frightening, confusing and isolating experience. That’s why, with assistance of St Luke’s Skin Cancer Team and Macmillan Cancer Support, we’ve joined forces to create our local support group MelaNoMore.
A support group for anyone attending St Luke’s Cancer Support Centre, RSCH and/or the associated linked Hospital sites of Frimley Park, East Surrey, St Peter’s and Ashford.
MelaNoMore is a safe place where those affected by melanoma, including family members, can:
Through social & virtual social events, such as our Virtual Cafe, where everyone can meet in person, chat and seek advice. We will return to “real” meetings when Covid-19 restrictions permit.
Click here for ~ Virtual Cafe & Newsletters
As well as running educational events, we have a website where lots of information about Melanoma, will be easily accessible and pooled into one simple point of access.
Click here for ~ Useful Contacts
We have set up the MelaNoMore Buddies, who team up on a one-to-one basis with Friends going through similar experiences, providing friendship and a listening ear.
Click here for ~ MelaNoMore Buddies
Thinking of Joining MelaNoMore
Please complete this Membership Form to join MelaNoMore and we will contact you asap by email or telephone. All your details will be kept secure and not shared with a 3rd party without your permission.
Our aims are simple:
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 with other organisations that can provide help.
- Our Buddy System has been running since Oct20 (see Buddies Page) 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.
MelaNoMore is your local support group, so if you have ideas or think there is something you need, please let us know and we will work with you to develop the group in that direction.
To join the Group all you have to do is complete the Membership Form above or click here. We look forward to seeing you.
News from MelaNoMore
MelaNoMore Well-being Webinar ~ James Ratcliff "How we can contribute to Health & Care Research"
This was held at the Well-being Webinar on Wednesday 31st May @ 10:00am.
If you thought Research was all about science, drug trials, control groups etc. then you would be partly right, but a lot of work needs to take place before Research ever gets to these stages.
James provided an education on how Health and Care research works before it reaches the high levels of cures.
Tune in to James’ talk and discover how you can make a difference.
The recording can be found on the link below, just click on it to open the recording (if this does not work then copy and paste into your browser) and click on the play button (triangle pointing to the right).
NEWSLETTER No.36 for May 2023
In this issue:
• Melanoma Monday
• Meaningful May
• Well-being Webinar—Ask the
• Summer BBQ
• Melanoma Awareness at
• Cancer Vaccines
• Melanoma May
• Buddies report
• And more………..
Our website www.melanomore.net comes top in searches
Both here and in the centre of the country (Worcester) “melanoma support surrey” continues to come first in Google searches. Ahead of:
2. Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
3. Royal Surrey NHS Trust re the MelaNoMore launch + photo!
4. St Luke’s Surgery
7. Ashtead Hospital
8. Ashford & St Peter’s
9. Kingston Hospital
Latest MelaNoMore News
Health & Care Research Wellbeing Webinar recording now available
Melanoma Focus May Email Newsletter
May's Newsletter is now available
Summer BBQ to be run again this year
The same excellent venue has been re-booked. Please reserve Saturday 19th August 2023
SSCA Valuable Health & Wellbeing Films for Cancer Patients - 6 now available
Melanoma held 18May @ Royal Surrey + Joined us for Tea & Cake
18th May am & pm see Newsletter
New PET-CT Scanner Centre for Guildford Aug22
Sun Safety ~ May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Our Facebook Group
Join our Facebook private group ‘MelaNoMore Support Group’ by providing your email address to email@example.com
Where You'll Find Us
St Luke's Cancer Centre
The Royal Surrey County Hospital