We were established in July 2012 under the group name 'Haywards Heath Prostate Cancer Support Group' but rebranded in 2020 to cover a larger area and also welcome people from further afield.
We aim to:
Organise regular meetings, currently three times per year, according to the needs and wishes of our members.
Provide accurate and up-to-date information in co-operation with professionals but will not give medical advice or make recommendations
How we run:
We are not funded by the NHS and have a small annual subscription of £5 per family, normally payable in July, to cover running expenses. Please join here. .
NOTICE BOARD Up and coming meetings:
18th March 2.30pm. Dr Steven Allen, regular contributor to our meetings, this time with the hugely relevant subject of incontinence.
22nd April 2.30pm The importance of Diet and Nutrition specifically related to prostate cancer patients. Eating well with prostate cancer, exploring the role of diet and nutrition.
The session will be led by Nicky Robinson, Nutrition Lead at Penny Brohn UK, and will discuss how simple, evidence-based diet and lifestyle changes can support health and wellbeing for those with prostate cancer, before, during and after treatment. See below...
Ensure that we listen to one another, that we welcome everyone equally and that we make sure everyone participating understands and respects confidentiality.
Following our Zoom presentation Erectile Dysfunction by Dr Steve Allan, who was joined by Mrs Lorraine Glover a Psychosexual Nurse Specialist, many questions were asked by some of the 27 members present.
Lorraine referred to several videos of topics that were particularly relevant to Erectile Dysfunction, which a number of members had questions about, some more detailed answers are available here https://www.lorrainegrover.com/about-lorraine-grover/videosmedia/
A well used saying was USE IT OR LOSE IT!
Doctor Steve Allen
We were delighted to have two video presentations by Steve recently and the video of this and Steve's background can be viewed Here
“What has changed 10 years on from my diagnosis, and treatment pathways"
"PCaSo - Erectile Disfuntion"
Our meetings offer opportunities for those affected by prostate cancer, their wives/partners, families and friends to share experiences and to learn more about the treatment of prostate cancer and current research. Guest speakers join us to give up-to–date, valuable information and to lead discussion.
Annual subs of £5 can be made:
By bank transfer to our account: Sort Code 30-67-72. Account 13701062
Or by Cheque made out to : Mid Sussex Postate Cancer SUpport Group and sent to 50a Lewes Rd, Haywards Heath RH17 7
Doctor Angus Robinson
Video presentation by Dr Angus Robinson Here
Clinical Lead for Oncology team for Sussex
Clinical Oncologist with specialist interest in Urological and Upper GI cancers.
Andrew Hart - Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Response to Covid in Urology and Watchful Waiting Surveillance
Video presentation December 2020 Here
'Rosie Sadler - Albion in the Community
Keeping fit and physical activity throughout prostate cancer vidoe presentation Here
Nicky Robinson, Nutrition Lead and Services Lead, Penny Brohn UK,
MSc Nutritional Therapy, BA (hons), mBANT, CNCH
Nicky has a lifelong interest in the role of food as medicine and a passion for nutrition research. At Penny Brohn UK her role includes nutrition services development, evidence reviews, facilitating client education courses and nutrition team management. Nicky also has a private nutritional therapy practice, and in her earlier career worked at senior level in ethical business and international development, gaining extensive experience in the field of individual and community wellbeing.
Healthy Living Video Presentation
The meeting was attended by 38 members and guests form PCaSO and Isle of Wight. Watch the video Here