Breast Reconstruction Support & Information

Bra-fitting Service
We offer a bra-fitting service to pre and post-mastectomy surgery and for those undergoing breat reconstruction. Women are measured by Jackie Pool, an experienced breast care fitting specialist who is a volunteer for Keeping Abreast. The fittings take around 45 minutes to an hour in the Apple Room as the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre. Appointments for the service are limited and are held teice a month on a Friday at 12 noon. To book an appointment telephone Jackie on 07919 280144 or email jackie@nicolajane.com

Keeping Abreast, South West
Keeping Abreast provide support information giving meetings which are run by volunteer women who have undergone breast reconstruction at southmead hospital. The group is base at Bristol and Gloucester which are relaxed and open for women and their Family & friends to come along. There is the opportunity to meet and talk with other women who are considering, undergoing or post reconstruction. The group provides practical help and advice for those considering breast reconstruction, including the opportunity to share the experiences of others. For women who feel uncomfortable in a group situation Keeping Abreast volunteers can provide a one to one support. 
For more information visit www.keepingabreast.org.uk

Breast Cancer Care
A Free and confidential service, run by specially trained nurses.
Website: www.breastcancercare.org.uk
Helpline telephone: 0808 8006000
Text phone: 0808 800 6001

Breast Cancer Care - Your body, intimacy and sex (PDF)
www.breastcancercare.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/bcc110_your_body_sex_and_intimacy_web.pdf

Macmillan Cancer Support
Provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support
Website: www.macmillan.org.uk
Freephone: 0808 800 0000
Text phone: 0808 808 0121

Macmillan - Benefits and other financial support
Website: www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/organising/benefits-and-financial-support/benefits-and-your-rights

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Website: www.bapras.org.uk

Maggies Centre
Maggie’s Cheltenham provide a free unique programme of information, practical and emotional support to people with cancer and their love ones.
Website: www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-cheltenham