CANCER SUPPORTThe largest, most comprehensive and excellently run Cancer Support Group for Anglophones in France is Cancer Support France, which has a brilliant website with lots of info, and regular newsletters etc. http://www.cancersupportfrance.orgCancer Support have extended their service during the pandemic to anyone needing support - it does not have to be cancer related:Tel 0800 240 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe local group is: CSF Provence Gard. For general information about CSF Provence Gard & how they can help you, go to: www.csfprovencegard.com. The helpline number is 04 66 81 18 58. You will receive a personal response as soon as possible, normally within 24 hours. Helpline Email: email@example.comThere’s also an active Cancer Support Group set up in the Alpes Maritimes - CSG06. For their website go to: http://cancersupportgroup06.wixsite.com/csg06Information can be found everywhere on-line, but the best sources (reassuring as well as realistic) are:a) Macmillan Cancer Support information on all sorts of cancers and treatments, excellent: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/index.htmlb) These are recommendations for more general, reliable info sites: www.cancer.gov This is the USA National Cancer Institute/National Institute for Health, and gives comprehensive info on cancer and treatments. www.nelh.nhs.uk (The UK National electronic library for health). Covers all aspects of health, illness and treatments — not just cancer. www.inteliHealth.com (Drug and medicines info from Harvard Medical School) Great website for babies’, kids’, womens’ problems etc. — from medical to behavioural. Easy to use and free from medical jargon. Also has patient info leaflets which can be printed off.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORTAre you grieving for a loved one and needing to talk? The Bereavement Support Network supports the bereaved and terminally ill, face to face in the Var and Aix en Provence and by telephone elsewhere in France: Website: www.bsnvar.orge-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 04 94 84 64 89 (07:00 to 23:00), Mobile: 06 24 50 22 74
IS ALCOHOL COSTING YOU MORE THAN MONEY?Call Alcoholics Anonymous 0820 200 257www.aa-riviera.orgDOES SOMEONE YOU LOVE DRINK TOO MUCH?Al-Anon Can Help You. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Join us at our English-speaking meetings. Friday from 5pm-6pm in Aix-en-Provence.Call 06 03 45 81 92