Support Groups

Accoucher Librement
Association supporting home birthing options. English, Dutch and French spoken.
Cancer Support Group for English Speakers
The group exists to help people with cancer, their friends and families. Regular meetings to chat informally about the subject and to provide assistance. Also available by phone and email.
SOS Help
English speaking equivalent to the Samaritans for those living in France. Listeners available daily from 15:00-23:00.
The Bereavement Support Network of the Var
This organisation exists to support English speaking residents and their families who are going through a bereavement. We also offer pre-bereavement support to the terminally ill, their family and carers.
Calibre Audio Books
UK charity, Calibre, supplies audio books in English on cassette or disk 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 Provence Gard
Our highly-trained team of Active Listeners - many bilingual - offer vital emotional, linguistic and practical support to English-speaking people of any nationality living in Provence and the Gard who are touched directly or indirectly by cancer
AVF Marseille
For newcomers to Marseille, this local and active branch of the national network of Accueil de Villes Francaises organises visits, social events and weekly meetings. See website for further details. Based in Marseille (13).
Living in Aix-en-provence
Advice and assistance for students and families moving to France
Cancer Support France Provence Gard
Support for English speakers affected by Cancer, trained volunteers who can give support, advice and assistance to people who are touched by cancer.
Mums and Meres
Blog for English mums in France and French mothers who wish their children to have English language contact. Both a mother support network in France and a cultural exchange. Run by Provence based mother.
Friends of Animal Sanctuaries in France
LAARF (Les Amis des Animaux des Refuges en France) is an organisation which exists to encourage people to volunteer at animal shelters and offer support in finding your feet, especially if your French is less than fluent!
TravelSolo Bootcamp
Week Long Bootcamp for women travelling alone in France. Pre-Bootcamp preparation, Airport-to-Aix transportation, Local cellphone, Group breakfast & training Daily.
Go Provence Supported Holidays
Go Provence are based in a spectacular part of Provence, in the South of France, called The Gorges du Verdon. It's the perfect setting for holidays that mix outdoor adventure, exciting excursions and relaxation, for adults and children with learning disab...
Association Var Alzheimer
Advice and assistance for alzheimer sufferes at LEmpire, 39 Boulevard George Clemenceau in Toulon (83). English not guaranteed.