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Charities team up for group therapy programmes

Macmillan Cancer Support and We Hear You (WHY…) cancer counselling have teamed up to offer group therapy programmes for people across North Somerset and West Wiltshire.

The first 12-week programme started last week, with weekly sessions from 10.30am-12pm at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome BA11 1BE. The free sessions are facilitated by qualified counsellors, and open to anyone who is caring for or supporting someone with cancer or a life-threatening condition.

Melissa Hillier, director at WHY said; “At WHY, we typically deliver 1-1 support and counselling, but this doesn’t suit everyone. It was clear that there was a need for group therapy sessions, and with funding from Macmillan, we’re very pleased to be able to fill this gap in service provision.

“The group sessions are a great way to talk about concerns and feelings in a confidential, safe environment – but also to get emotional support, share ideas and chat to people who understand what you’re going through.”

If anyone wishes to join the first group, the last few remaining spaces will be kept open for up to two weeks in. For further information or to book your place, please contact the WHY office on 01373 455255, or info@wehearyou.org.uk

No one in Somerset and Wiltshire should face cancer alone. For support, information or if you have any questions, call Macmillan Cancer Support free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk