Support groups for long term conditions​ in Southwark

Support groups for living with breathing problems

Southwark Breathe Easy

Southwark Breathe Easy is the local support group for anyone with a lung condition and friends, relatives, carers and involved professionals. It is run by members, offers mutual support and entertainment, and helps provide information and education. It is one of many such groups helped by and part of the British Lung Foundation (BLF).

We meet on the last Tuesday of every month, 11.00 a.m. at Christ Church, 263 Barry Road, SE22 0JT (opposite The Plough pub car park, on bus routes 12, 40, 176, 185 and 197.) Just come along, or contact Alan Clark on 0207 394 032 or Alex Coxen on 020 8355 8285 or email For any medical queries please call the BLF Helpline on 03000 030 555.

Cardiac Support Group (Affiliated with the British Heart Foundation):

Many people who have a heart problem need further help and support following their recovery. Joining the support group may enable your patient to feel less alone when dealing with these issues.  Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month at 7pm in Cardiac outpatients, 1st floor, Southwark Wing, Main block, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT.

For information on the programme, please contact John Williams on 020 8699 4805

Support groups for living with diabetes

Diabetes Community Champions

Diabetes Community Champions have been busy supporting diabetes clinics, giving talks in community centres and running stands at fun days and other events. Southwark Council support and liaise with the Community Champions, if you would like further information place contact Ambrose Omoma at Southwark Council on 0207 5252 3982. 

Diabetes UK

The Diabetes UK Lambeth and Southwark Group offer support and information for everyone with diabetes and their carers at our Patient Forum. Anyone is welcome to come to our bi-monthly meetings, where we share experiences with others and listen to presentations by healthcare professionals, as well as ask questions.

The Lambeth and Southwark Patient Forum has been created to:

  • Help promote better ‘health outcomes’ – improve the services and experiences of patients with diabetes
  • Provide a place where patients can share their experiences of diabetes services 
  • Provide patients and carers with the opportunity to debate and comment on proposals for improving local diabetes services
The Lambeth and Southwark Patients Forum meet every 2 months from 11 am – 1:00 pm at:
St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove
Walworth Rd, London SE17 2HH
If you would like to attend please e-mail or phone:
Barry Coker – cokerb@ btopenworld .com
Tel 0208 693 2372