Our Support Group – Guidance, Positivity & Support (GPS)

Being newly diagnosed with prostate cancer can be very traumatic.

Doctors are experienced in telling people they have got cancer, but only people who have experienced cancer have a real understanding of how sufferers and their families feel about being told. Men can be reluctant to talk about medical conditions or to seek help and support, even when faced with such a life-changing experience.

We know that every journey is different, but we can help you with advice, guidance, practical tips and support, making it all seem a little less scary for you, and those that love you. Our  patient-led support group can help answer your questions, and introduce you to people that have experienced the same shock that you are feeling right now.  Many men (and their families) find they gain much comfort, confidence and encouragement from talking to others who are either living with or have been cured of prostate cancer.

Our group works with Frimley Park Hospital, the Royal Surrey County Hospital and private hospitals in Surrey. We:

  • Provide information about prostate cancer

  • Offer peer to peer support; supporting individuals and members of their families with confidential non-medical information based on our own experiences

  • Hold support group meetings where we invite specialists to talk to us about relevant topics.

  • Promote ongoing wellness – raise awareness of the consequences of prostate cancer in our area to encourage others to seek early diagnosis and give talks to a wide range of local groups about our personal experiences of prostate cancer and about our work

How to contact us

Any contact with us is treated in strictest confidence, and we respect people’s wishes to have as much or as little contact with us as they want.

We are aware that there is a need for help and support for partners of men with prostate cancer who can be affected greatly and play a vital role in helping sufferers deal with the disease. All our meetings are open to family and friends and there are usually several partners at each meeting.

The group has the full support and backing of the medical profession.

Upcoming meetings

We meet at Worplesdon Place Hotel and we would love to see you there. Partners are welcome too of course.

  • Thursday 25th January 2024 at 19:00 at The County Club, 158 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3HJ

  • Thursday 28 Mar 19:00 at Worplesdon Place Hotel, Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Guildford GU3 3RY.  Food and drink can be purchased. Free parking.

GPS – Support Group Newsletter

We email regular newsletters to the members of our support group, with details about upcoming meetings and events, as well as useful information. If you would like to join this mailing list, please contact us at: supportgroup@prostate-project.org.uk. You can read our latest newsletter here:

Dates for your Diary

  • Tue  23 Jan 18:10 – National Prostate Cancer Partner Support Group, on Zoom. (Partners only, not patients.)

    Supporting partners, families & those close to people diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.
    Partners should email Janet Daykin <janetldaykin@gmail.com> and Caroline <carolineopcsg@gmail.com> if they wish to attend.

  • Thu  25 Jan 14:00 – North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group (patients and partners)

    Brighton Hill Community Association, Gershwin Court, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4NN

  • Thursday 25 January 19:00 –  GPS Guildford and Frimley Prostate Support Group, patients and partners
    Please email supportgroup@prostate-project.org.uk if you wish to attend.
  • Mon 29 Jan 18:00 – Living Well with Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group (online)

    Please email aidan.adkins@tackleprostate.org if you wish to attend.

  • Thu 1 Feb 19:30 – North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group Pint and chat (patients and partners)

    The Red Lion Hotel Bar, London Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire

  • Australian Consultant Andre Joshi who is currently working at RBH will talk about Prostate Cancer trends UK v Australia, the similarities and differences.(patients and partners).  In-person, and on Zoom.  St. Andrews Church, London Road, Reading RG1 5BD.  If you’d like to join on Zoom, email chairman@rpcsg.org.uk
  • Wed   6 Mar 19:45 for 20:00 – The FOPS (Chorleywood Prostate Support Group, patients and partners) Support Meeting on Zoom.

    Our panel of regular consultants will be answering your questions.
    To join The FOPS, please fill in our Join Us form.

  • on Zoom.  Support group for those who have had, or who are considering Prostate Brachytherapy.  If you are interested in joining this group, please email support@prostate-brachytherapy.uk