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Self-help groups

Below you will find self-help groups near you for all of Bavaria.
Please enter your postal code or place of residence, select a diagnosis and click search:

      Current note: Due to the Corona pandemic, many support groups are offering flexible meetings. The self-help groups listed in the directory may experience greater restrictions depending on the current situation. If a self-help group cannot be reached immediately, it is recommended that contact be made by e-mail or a call-back request be recorded if an answering machine is switched on.

      The goal of the self-help groups is to give people courage again after they have been diagnosed with cancer and to help them develop a better quality of life and a zest for life.

      The self-help groups of the Bavarian Center for Cancer Research (BZKF) are disease-related self-help groups. This means that the members of the group want to support each other in their individual coping with the disease through the commonality of “the cancer disease” by providing information and exchanging experiences. The listed self-help groups are open to everyone and the meetings are free of charge and timely.

      • Open and detailed conversations
        (to overcome fears and uncertainties in everyday life and to develop new life perspectives, accompaniment in difficult life situations, etc.)

      • Mutual exchange of experiences

      • As “experts in one’s own business”, helpful and comprehensive information (tips, hints, addresses, practical help, etc.)

      • Help and referral to special institutions
        (other social and/or medical institutions, pastoral care, etc.)


      Do you need help finding an address or have questions about cancer? Feel free to contact us by phone at the toll-free number 0800 – 85 100 80 or write an email to Our staff will be happy to help you!

      Generel information

      The Bavaria-wide directory of self-help groups of the BZKF does not claim to be complete. The BZKF cannot evaluate the functioning of individual self-help groups.

      The BZKF reserves the right to decide on inclusion in its directory of psychosocial cancer counseling centers. There is no legal claim to inclusion.

      Contact for changes or inclusion in the directory

      You are active as a self-help group and have questions about the criteria for inclusion in the directory or would like to report a change to your existing entry? Then feel free to send us an e-mail to