Chat Together

 

Chat Together

 

New digital support group for bowel cancer patients

 

Chat Together is a free online support group for people living with and beyond bowel cancer. It’s a welcoming place to talk to others with bowel cancer and to meet new people. It’s a chance to share experiences in a safe, supportive and informal environment.

 

Chat Together is a chance for patients to virtually get together and support each other from the comfort of their own homes at this time of isolation They just need a smartphone, tablet or computer with an internet connection and somewhere quiet to sit.

 

Refer your patients today to this vital peer support service

 

100% of patients found the service helpful and 100% felt better connected following their chat group. 88% of patients could cope better after the chats.

 

‘Chat Together has given me the opportunity to meet with people in a similar situation to mine, who understand what I’m going through. It’s a safe space where we can share our ups and downs. I’ve met a great bunch of people and it’s been a real lifeline!’

 

What patients can expect

 

Chats take place once a week, via Zoom, over an eight week period.

 

Choose between two Chat Together groups starting on:

 

Tuesday 26 January 7-8pm OR

 

Wednesday 27 January 1-2pm

 

Bowel Cancer UK is hosting a programme of chats throughout 2021 so if these dates don’t suit, please invite patients to register their interest and we’ll be in touch with them.

 

Chats are hosted by Bowel Cancer UK staff and our trained volunteers who’ve had bowel cancer themselves

 

How to sign up

 

Bowel cancer patients can join Chat Together by registering on Bowel Cancer UK's website by clicking HERE.

 

Any questions?

 

If you have any questions about Chat Together, Bowel Cancer UK would love to hear from you. You can get in touch by emailing Sarah Wix, at sarah.wix@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

 

We’re here for you

 

If you’re not able to join us, there are other ways where your patients can find help and support:

 

o Visit our online community - a place for anyone affected by bowel cancer to talk about their experiences, share their knowledge and support each other.

o Download our free publications that are full of expert information.

o Read all our support, guidance and information on coronavirus and bowel cancer

o Contact our nurses with any questions or concerns about bowel cancer

o Read our Real Life Stories of people affected by the disease.

 

Spreading the word

 

Any support to help spread the word about the service will be gratefully received. There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness of the service

Use social media

Use your social media accounts to raise awareness. Follow us to keep up to date with the latest news and messages:

Twitter @bowelcanceruk Facebook /bowelcanceruk Instagram @bowelcanceruk

As well as retweeting and sharing our messages, here is a suggested tweet:

Registration is open for @bowelcanceruk’s Chat Together. Chat Together is a new way for bowel cancer patients to meet new people in a friendly, supportive and informal environment. Visit bowelcanceruk.org.uk to find out more

Add information to your website, blog, newsletters, bulletins and intranet

Many thanks,

Sarah Wix
Senior Services Officer

 

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