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One-to-One SupportWhatever the question, concern or issue, talking to someone who’s been there can really help.
We have more than 200 peer supporters so the chances are we can find someone who’s right for you.
It may be that you have been offered a choice of treatments or reconstructive surgery or that you would like help in finding ways to talk to your children about breast cancer.
Or perhaps you’re struggling to cope with the shock of diagnosis or with trying to regain some sort of normality after treatment ends and just need a listening ear and some emotional support from someone who really understands.
Whatever your concerns our trained supporters are at the end of the phone to:
- offer practical tips
- share their own experiences
- give you encouragement
- support you in making informed decisions
'I would have been lost without this service. At a time when your whole world feels as if it is falling apart and you are falling into a big black hole, the kind, understanding, helpful and friendly support of the staff and volunteers is such a welcome lifeline. They helped me put a very confused and frightening period of my life into perspective and find the strength to go through it.
‘This service helped me to come to a decision about my reconstruction. It was great to talk to someone who had been through the same procedure’
Hear Dawn talk about how one to one support helped her:
How do I get in touch with someone?
Call 0845 077 1893 or email: email@example.com to tell us what you’d like to talk about and we’ll find the right volunteer for you.
Our One-to-One Support service is for people who have or have had primary breast cancer and is also open to partners, family and friends of those affected.
We are currently looking for volunteers to be trained to take telephone referrals from clients looking for emotional support around coping with their diagnosis and/or treatment.
People use the service for many reasons, and you would be asked to support clients whose experience of breast cancer has something in common with yours, such as similar diagnosis or treatment options. Occasionally you may be asked to support a family member or a friend of someone diagnosed and if you are a partner you will be trained specifically to support partners.