Hampshire Support Groups

The groups are open to anyone who has been affected by a brain tumour, whether you are a patient, a family member, a friend or a carer.  

Meetings are held at venues in Lymington, Portsmouth and Southampton throughout the year.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In order to protect the well-being of all those we support, and following the rapidly changing situation around the coronavirous (COVID-19), Brain Tumour Support has decided to suspend all support group meetings and charity-organised socials for the months of March, April and May. We will of course continue to monitor the situation and update this website accordingly.


Support is of course still available through your local Brain Tumour Support Worker and our Support Line, and all contact details are listed below. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please be advised that we are not able to give medical opinions and if you are concerned that you may be experiencing coronavirus symptoms, please use the NHS 111 online service or call 111 (England, Scotland and Wales) or 0300 200 7885 (Northern Ireland). If you have had a brain tumour remember to inform the person you speak to of your diagnosis and any treatment you have received or are currently receiving.


Meetings are held at The Coates Centre, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, SO41 8ZZ and are normally on the third Thursday of the month, at 3.00pm – 4.30pm.  

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. 

Dates for 2020

16th January
20th February
19th March - cancelled

23rd April - cancelled

21st May - cancelled

18th June

16th July

August - no meeting

17th September

15th October

19th November

17th December

Group venue


Meetings are held at Rowan’s Living Well Centre, Purbrook Heath Road,
Purbrook, Portsmouth PO7 5RU
 and are normally on the second Thursday of the month, at 1.30pm – 3.00pm.  

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Dates for 2020

23rd January
13th February
12th March
April - no meeting
14th May - cancelled
11th June

9th July
August - no meeting
10th September
8th October
12th November
10th December

Group venue


Meetings are held at Fryern Hill Pavillion, Greenways, Chandlers Ford SO53 2LE and are normally on the second Tuesday of the month, at 1.30pm – 3.00pm.  

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Dates for 2020

14th January

11th February
10th March
April - no meeting
12th May - cancelled
9th June

14th July
August - no meeting
15th September
13th October
10th November
8th December

Group venue

Support Groups are always very welcoming and we love to see new faces - as well as the familiar ones!

Matt Hobbs is our Brain Tumour Support Worker for Hampshire. Please contact him for more details of the group and other support available:

Mobile: 07711 597166

Email: matt@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Support Services Line: 01454 422701


Additional contacts -
For Portsmouth, Rowans Living Well Centre:
02392 248011

For Lymington, Rose Walford:  
01590 677198 / enquiries@thecoatescentre.co.uk

Brain Tumour Support works in partnership with Macmillan to provide local specialist, tailored support for anyone affected by any grade or type of brain tumour.

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Company No. 9718307

01454 414355

29A High Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire 

BS35 2AR

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