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Oesophageal Patients Association

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Bite-Size Support Groups


The OPA is launching a new initiative – our aim is to help ones create bite-size groups moving away from the larger Hospital Groups for the benefit of ones who do not have the time, energy, resource to attend the much larger Groups set up around the country.

Support groups bring together people who are facing similar issues, whether that’s illness, relationship problems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same boat.

If you don't already have a group near you we would encourage you to suggest a group in your area!


If you would like to start a bite-size group, we can help with basic expenses, cost of room, tea, coffee and biscuits. We provide free literature, restaurant cards, leaflets, and access to our helpline. In addition, support can be arranged to help setup, organise, offer advice for your first meeting and continued support afterwards.

For further information please call 0121 704 9860 for a chat or email

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