Support Groups

Cancer Support Charente Maritime
Cancer support group based in Charente Maritime.
Cancer Support Deux Sevres
Local branch of the CSF volunteer organisation offering help, support and counciling for those living with cancer. Based at St-Germier (79). Contact: June Searchfield
CSF Charente Plus
Support offered in English to those affected by cancer. Based in Lessac (16). 24 hour helpline. Covering departments 16, 17, 86 and 87.
Overeaters Anonymous Support Group in 79 - Parthenay/Bressui...
Please contact me by email for further information -  fuller.hope at
Transvestite / Transgender Support Group
Mutual support group for partners and family. Friendships, socialising and exchanging ideas. Contact Joe.
Calibre Audio Books
UK based charity organisation supplying audio books in English on MP3, or by streaming to visually impaired and disabled people. The free service is available to members (registration can be made via the website). Free postal service to anywhere in Europe...
Cancer Support France
Support for English speakers by English speakers. 24 hour helpline. A growing network of trained listeners available in many departments. Drop-in centre and office on the first floor of the Mairie at Benest (16).
SOS Help Crisis line in English
Non-judgmental listener for the Anglophone community in France, since 1974. Call from 15:00-23:00 daily. Professionally trained listeners. Non-profit. Confidential service.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Civray
Support group based at Civray (Vienne) 86 meeting weekly. Contact Angela