Bristol and Beyond Asbestos Family Support (BBAFS) was established in May 2011 and has members from Bristol, Bath, Portishead, Bridgwater, Minehead, Devon and as far across the bridge as Barry in South Wales.
Bristol and Beyond offers friendship, support and information for all those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases, including their carers, families and friends.
For information about our upcoming events, please see our 'Events' page.
If you have been affected by mesothelioma or any other asbestos related illness and would like more information, please contact Sarah Smith, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Nurse Specialist on 0117 414 1900 (Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm).
Join Mesothelioma UK this year as they host their 15th annual Patient & Carer day ‘virtually’. A day of learning, sharing and meeting others with similar experiences via our 'Virtual' lunch breakout rooms specialising in three areas related to mesothelioma. Learn about the latest on mesothelioma clinical trials, treatments and research from clinical experts and hear personal stories from patients. There will also be two question and answer panel sessions with the speakers on the day. Please register your place with Mesothelioma UK for this 'virtual' event. You will receive your unique login details and programme for the day closer to the event so please ensure that you supply Mesothelioma UK with a correct email address. (This event will be taking place via the Zoom online platform and instructions on how to install this will be supplied when you receive your login details). Free for all to attend although a donation to support Mesothelioma UK would be gratefully received.
Due to the COVID19 outbreak we have decided to take the precaution of cancelling support group meetings until further notice. We are sorry to have to interrupt this mutual support during the course of the outbreak but hope you will understand. Of course, there is always support available to members from Sarah Smith and the team at North Bristol NHS Trust on 0117 4141900. We wish you well and look forward to seeing you soon. We will put a notice here as soon as it is safe to resume meetings.