To have the biggest possible impact for men with prostate cancer, those not yet diagnosed and future generations, we need to tackle these priorities.
We are millions of people affected by cancer, supporters, professionals, volunteers, and campaigners. We all have one thing in common – our care and support for people living with cancer.
Our key aims are to:
LGBT Walnut is an independent support group for any LGBT person affected by prostate cancer. The group started as part of the METRO Walnut project at METRO Charity. METRO still employs the Prostate Cancer Peer Support Group Coordinator, Simon Faulkner, and provides meeting space at their Vauxhall site.
LGBT Walnut mainly covers the Greater London area and parts of South-East England but we welcome you wherever you are based. There are also other Walnut groups in Dorset and Eastbourne, although we are independent of one another.
Our Helper Service is a befriending service offering face to face visits giving companionship, emotional support, practical help and respite support. We have a team of volunteers, both male and female, with ages that range from 18 to 80 and we have speakers of Urdu, Hindu. Punjabi and Portuguese. These volunteers are full trained and DBS checked and give weekly 3 hour visits offering everything from a chat and a cup of tea with someone to visiting the theatre. Matches with volunteers are made carefully with a volunteer in their locality and with similar interests and hobbies.
Referrals can be easily made by either emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07747 631097. They do not need a clinical referral, we do take self referrals or you may wish to refer someone yourself.