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 of cancer  – 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.


As of 23 March, all non-essential businesses were required to close to the public and the UK government issued emergency legislation requiring individuals to stay at home and social distance. Due to this The Living Tree will not be hosting any in-person events for the foreseeable future. Social distancing can cause feelings of isolation so it is important we keep in touch with each other by whatever means we can. We will be sending our fortnightly newsletter with information on local support services as well as online and virtual workshops for Living Tree members.  We are also available for support via email thelivingtreedorset@gmail.com or telephone 07341 916976.

For NHS information on coronavirus, please visit their site here. Full government guidance can be found here

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

In the summer of 2019 MacMillan made a video of the Living Tree’s activities and the way they work in the community. You can view it here.

To find out more about our current activities please fill in our contact form, asking for our latest newsletter. It will have all our current upcoming events.

Latest News

Living Tree News January 2021

Living Tree News January 2021

Living Tree News 30 JANUARY 2021 Dear Living Tree members and friends, Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2021! We want to reassure members that we are still very much here, and to encourage any members who are lonely and isolating to email us or phone us on 07341...

Living Tree News November 2020

Living Tree News November 2020

Living Tree News 28 November 2020 Dear Living Tree members and friends, Welcome to our November Newsletter!  Autumn is in full swing, and the harvest is being brought in. ALLOTMENT IS READY TO GO It's therefore a great time to share that we're delighted our new...

Finding the ‘mourning light’

Finding the ‘mourning light’

11 November 2020, 19.00 Hosted by The Compassionate Friends, ONLINE via Zoom Join Andrea as she speaks about her own journey after the death of her son James, her grief 'toolbox' and how she found glimpses of the 'mourning light'. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE "The aim...

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