A warm welcome to The Living Tree

We are a self-help support group for people who have experienced cancer and for their families/carers. Our group is based in Bridport and is open to any cancer patients from West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. We’re all at different stages in our cancer journeys – some recently diagnosed, others undergoing treatment, some in remission, others post-cancer.

The sudden loss of support – and even routine – after treatment has finished can lead to depression, loneliness and anxiety. We find that companionship, creative activities and relaxing therapies can really help.

Come and join us at the Friends Meeting House, South Street, Bridport on Friday afternoons between 2.00-4.30pm. We meet weekly to share experiences and support one another over a cup of tea in comfortable surroundings.

However, the Living Tree does much more. We offer

  • fun social events
  • informative, artistic and creative workshops
  • singing for health
  • sessions on coping strategies or nutritional guidance
  • physical activities such as walking, playing table tennis, swimming and last but not least we are active participants of Stepping Out, a Bridport based rehabilitation exercise programme.

To find out about the Living Tree visit our About Page.

To find out more about our activities visit our Regular Events, Upcoming Events or Other Activities pages.

Our Featured Articles

Here is a Beginning

Jo O’Farrell’s poetry book ‘Here is a beginning‘ is on sale via this website. Just send a mail using the site’s contact form. The Living Tree will receive £5 for every copy sold.

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Stepping Out

“Stepping Out” is a structured specialist exercise and education programme for people in the Bridport area living with or beyond cancer. The course is run at Bridport Leisure Centre.

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Living Treats cookbook

Living Treats

The idea for this cookbook came from a fund raising coffee-morning, where some attendees felt they couldn’t eat the wonderful cakes laid out before them, due to their high refined sugar content.

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