About our group:
The Norwich group of Keeping Abreast holds its bi-monthly support meetings at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Normally, each meeting welcomes a guest speaker followed by a “Model” session where women have the opportunity to surgery results and talk about experiences on a one to one basis.
We welcome anyone considering reconstruction and still looking at options, those that are still going through surgery and those whose reconstruction is not complete and would like to help others.
Partners, family members and friends are also welcome to come along with you if you would like some company.
Where we meet:
Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre, East Atrium, Level 1, NNUH
7.00pm for 7.30pm start
When we meet:
Wednesday 13 November – Fiona Kent, Clinical Team Lead for Lymphoedema at Bowthorpe Health Centre
2020 Dates: Keep and eye out for our other speakers for 2020, we will update this as soon as they are confirmed.
Wednesday 15 January – Open Forum and guest Julia Wright, Reiki practitioner
Wednesday 18 March – Mr Guido Köhler, Plastic and Reconstructive Consultant Surgeon, NNUH
Wednesday 13 May
Wednesday 15 July
Wednesday 16 September
Wednesday 18 November
Get in touch:
Via the Keeping Abreast Head Office
Phone: 01603 819113
Email: [email protected]
Ruth Harcourt – Breast Reconstruction Nurse Specialist
Phone: 01603 287603
Email: [email protected]
Don’t forget, to keep up to date with what we are doing including our upcoming support groups you can follow the Keeping Abreast Norwich Group on Facebook here.
To follow the main Keeping Abreast charity page visit www.facebook.com/keepingabreastbreastreconstruction
In addition, there are regular outreach groups held at:
Each outreach group varies in structure but is normally a informal environment to share information and experiences over a cup of tea. If you can not make one of the meetings please get in touch as we can make arrangements for you to talk or meet our volunteers at a mutually convenient time.
Want to help?
As a group we are on the look out for a number of volunteers to join us to help run the group so we can offer support to more women considering and undergoing breast cancer.
Ideally we are looking for some previous reconstruction patients who would be willing to talk to others about your journey, and also some individuals to help with the administrative side of things too!
If you might be interested please contact the Keeping Abreast Head Office on the numbers above.
Alternatively you can send us a message via our Volunteers Page here
Nick of Time:
As well as supporting women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and looking to have an immediate or delayed reconstruction, Keeping Abreast also support those women looking to have elective reconstruction surgery due the discovery of a breast cancer gene. This support is provided by our sister group ‘Nick of Time’. It is likely that there will be elective surgery patients at your local group but if you would like specific information or further details please contact Nick of Time.