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What does the group offer?

This friendly group aims to offer support and information to patients, carers, friends and family affected by Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma and provides an opportunity to meet other people who are going through or have been through similar experiences.  It offers:-

  • Time to talk and share experiences in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Speakers covering topics such as:- Complimentary Therapies / Relaxation / Breathlessness
  • An opportunity to ask questions and learn more about mesothelioma and lung cancer issues with a Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Information and support for you and your family.


It’s your group – You set the agenda!

We welcome any suggestions, themes and ideas for future meetings – this is your group!

2019 Meetings – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

(Speakers: 2pm – 2.45pm & Refreshments/Chat:  2.45pm – 4pm)

Refreshments/Tea/Coffee/Cakes are provided free of charge


Friday 29th March 2019 – Pain relief and relaxation techniques

Friday 26th April 2019 – Harmony Therapy Trust

Friday 28th June 2019 – Mesothelioma LASAG charity

Friday 27th September 2019 – Managing Breathlessness and Physiotherapy

Friday 29th November 2019 – Christmas Mince Pies and Mulled Wine



Wallis Meeting Room (Church Hall – Octagonal Room), St Andrew’s Church,

Maidstone Road, PADDOCK WOOD, Kent, TN12 6DZ

Please note: 

Free parking is provided directly in front of the Church hall and there is a bus stop just outside the church serving bus routes to Tonbridge, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding villages.


The “Lung Care Team” have a dedicated page on the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust website: .  Simply type “Lung Care” in the search box or look under “L” in the Services section.  This will provide information regarding the Lung team and the Support group.

And Finally!

For the purposes of catering and last minute changes, it would be really helpful if you could please let us know if you are planning to attend.  Please can you confirm with your Lung CNS team as follows:-

Maidstone Hospital:  01622 225256

Sandra Wakelin / Fran Bevans (Lung CNS’s) & Michelle Bird (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Tunbridge Wells Hospital: 01892 635358

Alison Smith/Louise Gilham/Florina Hewitt (Lung CNS’s) & Michelle Bird (Macmillan Cancer Support)