Online Support Sessions

We run a series of online support sessions via Zoom focusing on a variety of lung cancer-related topics.

Run by experienced facilitators, the online support sessions give you the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics whilst connecting with others in a similar situation. Topics range from self-care, symptom management, taking care of your health, exercise, diet and sleep to getting the most from your consultations, and managing after treatment ends.

In some sessions, lung cancer is barely even mentioned! Instead, people chat about everyday things from holidays to favourite films!

Current sessions

Sessions typically run every fortnight for 6-8 sessions.

  • Chemo and Immunotherapy Support (starts Monday 3rd June 7-8pm, weekly for 8 weeks): For those with a lung cancer diagnosis and about to undergo, undergoing or post treatment chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
  • Living with Lung Cancer (Wednesdays 2-3pm, every fortnight): This group is for anyone with a lung cancer diagnosis and who is looking for support and connection with others.
  • Body Breathing (starting Thursday 6th June 2-3.30pm, monthly): Anyone who would like to learn helpful breathing and movement techniques.
  • Carers Group (Friday 10-11am, every fortnight): A group for those caring for a person with lung cancer.
  • Surgery Support (Starting in August, running weekly for 8 weeks): A group to help those pre- and post- surgery.

You can drop in and out of sessions as you need to. There is also no pressure for you to speak and share experiences; you can sit and listen and join in when you feel comfortable. The facilitators are here to help you navigate your experience.

Meet Janice, one of our online support facilitators

Still not sure what to expect from an online support sessions? Here’s Janice, one of the facilitators, chatting about what to expect:

I’m so glad I joined the online support sessions. You don’t always want to burden your loved ones with your worries so the sessions give you really good place to share those feelings. It’s a great sounding board. They understand your worries. They listen and they get it. It’s very freeing.

Natasha attended our Genetic Mutation Driven Lung Cancer session

Our support is open to anyone affected by lung cancer. You will need access to a device (computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone) and have an internet connection. 

If you are interested in joining one of our sessions, simply complete the form below and one of the team will contact you with further details. If you have not received a reply, please check your spam/junk folder for an email from the team. Alternatively, give us a call on 0333 323 7200 or email lungcancerconnect@roycastle.org.

If you are a healthcare professional that would like to sign up your patient or carer, please click here.

We are always interested in hearing about what would be most helpful for people to focus on. Feedback or suggestions are welcome via email at: lungcancerconnect@roycastle.org.