Find a world of support to adjust to life after treatment for primary breast cancer.
Finishing treatment at your hospital can sometimes mean leaving behind the routine and support you have become used to. It may have left you feeling like you are on your own.
But you’re not alone. Moving Forward Online is here to support you in adjusting to life after treatment.
Open for four weeks, our course will give you the chance to share your experiences in a supportive environment, get tips from breast cancer experts and connect with others in a similar situation. Whether it’s managing physical and emotional changes or improving general wellbeing, this course helps you move forward with your life.
Using a private space on the Forum, you will have access to video presentations by expert speakers.
Video topics include:
- nutrition and breast cancer
- activity and energy
- managing menopausal symptoms
- breast and body awareness
- emotional and psychological well-being
- adjusting and adapting after treatment.
The Forum will also give you a space where you can virtually interact with others on the course, by posting comments and questions. You will also be able to direct message other course users.
If you prefer to chat over Zoom, you will be able to join our live ‘meet and greet’ and ‘ask our nurse’ sessions. You will be able to meet and interact with people going through similar experiences, along with staff and volunteers from Breast Cancer Now. The live sessions usually take place during lunchtime on weekdays.
This course is for you if
You have had a primary breast cancer diagnosis and have finished your hospital-based treatment within the last two years. You are looking for information to help you find your new normal after breast cancer, and would like to connect with others sharing similar experiences.
To register to join the course please complete our online registration form.
Still unsure? You can check the below video for more information on the course, or have a look at the frequently asked questions. Alternatively, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0345 077 1893, we're always here to help.
Referring someone to the course
If you are a Health Care Professional looking to refer a patient to the Moving Forward Online course, please fill in our patient referral form.
Do I need to book time off work for the course?
No, not at all, the main area of the course is accessible on our Forum and can be accessed any time of day or night. We do run two live sessions over Zoom. The dates and times of the Zoom live sessions will be in your registration confirmation email.
How do I join the course once I have registered?
We will send out an email on the start date of your course with joining instructions. It will show you how to set up an account on the Forum, and how to request to join the dedicated private area. There will also be a video to help you get started.
The email can come at any point throughout the day, so you do not need to be available to receive this. You will also have a week to join the course so do not worry if you are not able to look at this email straight away.
What is the format of the live sessions?
There are 2 live sessions that take place over Zoom and are about an hour long. The first is a Meet and Greet session hosted by your course facilitator. It will give you the chance to get to know people a little better, as well as hearing from our volunteers. The second live session is Ask our Nurses, where you will have the chance to ask any medical questions. You don’t have to attend these, it is a personal decision.
How do I sign up for the live session and get the Zoom link?
All the information you need is on the course on the Forum, including the times and links that you need. There is no need to 'sign up', just simply follow the Zoom link. If you have any questions, our course facilitators will be happy to respond to your comments.
I can't make some of the live sessions, are they recorded?
Unfortunately, we can’t record these sessions due to confidentiality. You may want to consider booking onto a different course, or perhaps using an alternative such as calling our Helpline or using the Ask our Nurse email service if you miss that session.
Can I ask a question to the nurse in a live session?
Yes, you can ask a question during the live session or put your question in the chatbox. Alternatively, you will be able to ask questions to the nurse by adding a comment on the Forum at any time. You may also wish to speak confidentially to one of our Helpline staff on 0808 800 6000.
Are nurses available on the Forum to respond to my questions?
Yes, if there are any medical questions, the moderator will refer to our clinical team and post a response usually within 48 hours.
Do people share personal experiences on the Forum?
Yes, people are welcome to share as much or as little as they feel comfortable with.
Who can see the comments I post on the Forum?
The other members on the course can see your comments along with the moderators and two volunteers that have been assigned to your course.
What if I have no experience of attending online courses?
Our aim is to make this course accessible to everyone regardless of previous exposure to online courses. However, if you encounter any difficulties our team will be there to help you by email or telephone.