Our Area Groups

BANA hosts a number of area group meetings throughout the UK.

Group meetings are open to members, their families, friends and carers. Non-member guests are also welcome to attend (the first meeting free). Speakers from the medical or therapy professions often give presentations at our meetings.

All of our support groups are hosted by one of our member volunteers, and without our volunteers, we simply could not offer them.

We also run virtual support groups, again hosted by a team of great volunteers. We know that not everyone can get to an ‘in-person’ group, and we want to reach out to as many of you as possible.

This page will tell you when our groups are running, and we will always invite those who have expressed an interest in attending a group in or near your location. You can also view all group meetings on the events page. Our office team can provide further information.

We are always seeking new group volunteer hosts. If you want to know more about being a volunteer host, please get in touch.



Not currently active.

Edinburgh Support Group

This area group is currently held at Maggie’s, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

If you wish to attend please contact the office on 01246 550011 or email admin@bana-uk.com


This area is currently unsupported. If you would like to volunteer to host a meeting in the area, we will manage all the arrangements and admin for you.

Please do contact us at the BANA office.

North East

Leeds/West Yorkshire

Hosted at Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD (close to Leeds General Infirmary).

North East

Not currently active.

North West


Hosted at Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M8 6HD. *Seminar Rooms 3&4, 1st Floor, Mayo Building.

South Cumbria

Not currently active.



In conjunction with our sister charity, AMNET. Hosted at The Boardroom, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.



Venue to be confirmed

Birmingham, West Midlands

Not currently active.


Currently held online.

Oxford Area Support Group Meeting For people and their support networks affected by Acoustic Neuromas
The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, OX2 0ES


Not currently active.


Hosted at Arnold Library, 161 Front Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE.



Virtual support group meetings.

Face-to-face meetings at the Maggie’s Centre, Cardiff.

South East


Not currently active.


Not currently active.

Greater London

Hosted at The Boardroom, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8RF.

Not currently active.


Not currently active.


Not currently active.

South West


Hosted at Dorchester Day Centre, Acland Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SH.



Social meeting in member’s home. Please call for more details.


Thornbury, The Chantry

Not currently active.


This Area Support Group meet approximately 4 times a year and always welcomes new attendees. For details about the next meeting then please check out the Events page of the website or contact the BANA office directly.

Northern Ireland

Belfast Area Support Group Meeting for BANA Members and Acoustic Neuroma patients Venue – The Sayers Room, Ground floor, ENT Department, Royal Victoria Hospital

Call Today: 01246 550011 or
email admin@bana-uk.com