Dee Collins

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins seen with Breast of Friends, Wakefield support group.

Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire

MESSY is an information and support group for those affected by Mesothelioma.
The group meets on the third Friday of the month at Park Plaza Leeds. Contact Simon Bolton on 01423 555872

The Hub

The Hub is an informal and welcoming cancer support drop-in on the first Monday of the month from 11 am – 1pm at Crossgates Methodist Church.

HPB Group York

Welcome to one of our newest groups who meet at York Hospital and offer support to patients and their families who have pancreatic, bile duct, gallbladder and liver cancer. They are pictured with two of their nursing specialist team Eden and Trish. Also pictured is Gill Barrett (far left, back row) who is a Macmillan Community Cancer Care Coordinator based at Millfield Surgery, Easingwold.

Hugs and Mugs

Members of the Hugs and Mugs support group were getting in the mood for Christmas. The group who meet in Wakefield Hospice Day Therapy Unit are seen here with their nurse specialists Lisa, Lindsay and Julie.

Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum

Here For You

The Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum is a network of people who have been affected by cancer – patients, carers family and friends – as well as those who work within cancer services. Our aim is to enable the views and experiences of people affected by cancer to be heard and used to improve the quality of cancer care in the Yorkshire and Humber area. We do this by working in a positive partnership with local health care teams, Cancer Alliances and voluntary and community sector organisations.

People don’t need any specific skills to be involved with the Forum, as we believe that people affected by cancer are experts from their own experience. We just need you to join us to help make a difference for others in our region.


Organised by You

Organised by Cancer Patients, Run by Friends. Meet people who understand


Be Heard

Providing a friendly environment for anyone affected by cancer to be heard



Supporting and Uniting People and Groups affected by all types of Cancer



Providing information on treatment and care for all cancers.

Patient Stories

Patient stories are a chance to understand another patient’s journey and the obstacles they have had to overcome.
Patient stories are a chance to understand you are not alone and take inspiration in the bravery others have displayed.

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A Big Thanks To Macmillan

The Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum was run by volunteers, who were supported by Macmillan Cancer Support, with a small amount of funding to develop a website and to host events to bring like-minded people together. In early 2017, Healthwatch Wakefield successfully applied to Macmillan Cancer Support to fund an Engagement and Communications Officer to support the Forum. Macmillan, Healthwatch Wakefield and the Forum are working in partnership to build user involvement from grass roots levels and to ensure the voice of people is at the heart of cancer service design and improvement.