If you have been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and would like to get more information and talk to others who understand, our online programme and virtual meetings are here for you. We have created these online services to provide alternative support whilst Breast Cancer Now’s face-to-face services are suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Our Living with Secondary Breast Cancer Online programme is a private group on our online Forum where you will be able to access specialist information and share experiences, understanding and support with people who are also dealing with the uncertainty and challenges that secondary breast cancer brings.
As part of the online programme, you will be able to view videos and presentations by expert speakers on a range of relevant topics, including:
- Secondary breast cancer and Covid-19
- Emotional and psychological wellbeing
- Managing side effects of treatment
- Activity and exercise
- Relaxation and mindfulness
The programme is open 24/7 so you can access it any time that suits you. During office hours, Breast Cancer Now staff are around ‘virtually’ on the programme to offer support and answer any questions you may have.
People who are currently using the programme have told us:
It’s definitely a lifeline for information and a ‘community’ feeling for secondary breast cancer patients when so little else exists
I found it reassuring to hear so many of the questions that have been going around in my head asked out loud, and to get clear, straightforward answers
It’s reassuring to know we’re not alone in our feelings, fears and worries. It’s also good knowing we can ask for help or advice on this forum
As well as our online programme, we are also running regular virtual group meetings open to anybody living with secondary breast cancer across the UK.
Meetings are relaxed and offer time to talk about what’s on your mind with others who understand, in a safe confidential space with a group of around six to 12 people. Each virtual meeting is facilitated by one of our experienced counsellors who will welcome you when you join.
We are also running occasional live speaker sessions online where you can hear from expert guest speakers on relevant topics, with plenty of opportunity for questions.
Once you register we will send you regular updates inviting you to upcoming meetings and you can choose to attend as often or as many as you like. We usually hold around six to eight virtual sessions a month on Zoom, you can see upcoming dates and times below.
|Thursday 21 January||
2pm - 3:30pm
|Monday 25 January (Session 2)||2pm - 3:30pm|
|Tuesday 26 January||11am - 12:30pm|
|Wednesday 27 January||11am - 12:30pm|
|Wednesday 3 February||11am - 12:30pm|
|Thursday 4 February||2pm - 3:30pm|
|Tuesday 9 February||11am - 12:30pm|
|Wednesday 10 February||11am - 12:30pm|
|Wednesday 17 February||11am - 12:30pm|
|Thursday 18 February||2pm - 3:30pm|
|Tuesday 23 February||11am - 12:30pm|
|Wednesday 24 February||11am - 12:30pm|
Please note the meeting schedule can be subject to change.
How to join
To register for the online programme, virtual meetings, or both, please complete our online registration form.
Alternatively, if you have any questions about the programme or virtual meetings you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0345 077 1893.
If you are a Health Care Professional looking to refer a patient to either of these services you can do so using our form here.