Headstart is a local support network for patients, carers and staff, and is open to anyone who has undergone treatment for head and neck cancer. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. The Headstart group is presently run by a multidisciplinary team within Queen Victoria NHS Foundation Trust in East Grinstead, the Kent Oncology Centre at Maidstone and and the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham. They run social events and meetings and are always open to new ideas and ways to bring support.
Meeting are held approximately every 2 months and meetings tend to have between 25-50 attendees.