New Staff and Student Cancer Support Network

The University of Liverpool is launching a Staff and Student Cancer Support Network to help those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

1 in 2 of us will experience cancer at some point in our lives. Dealing with a diagnosis – either yourself or a loved one – can be life changing, and the emotional effects can be as challenging as the physical ones. The support group will allow people the chance to share experiences with others who have been through similar events in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The University is committed to supporting staff and student wellbeing, whatever life throws at them, and is delighted to support the formation of a new monthly Cancer Support Network for anyone at the University of Liverpool who has been affected by cancer in some way.

The University Chancellor, Colm Tóibín, who has himself recently had treatment for cancer said: “I’d really like to endorse the initiative of support for people suffering from cancer.  As someone who has suffered from cancer myself I know how important it is to have people close to you, not necessarily friends and family, but others who can come to help. It’s essential and it makes a big difference.”

Starting from the 7th October, the University Cancer Support Network will meet on the first Monday of every month from 12.30 – 1.30, at the North West Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool, 200 London Road.  At the first meeting, staff from Sunflowers Cancer Support Centre will be on hand with advice about living well after a diagnosis of cancer.

Anyone living with or beyond cancer is welcome to drop in to this informal peer support group.

For more information please contact Emma Squibb on 0151 795 1125 or