When you’re facing breast cancer, it can help to talk it through with someone who’s been there too.
Speak to someone who understands
The Someone Like Me phone service can put you in touch with a volunteer who can support you by telephone. You’ll speak to someone who’s had a similar experience to you, who has finished their treatment and has been trained to help.
Our volunteers can support you if:
- you’ve had a primary breast cancer diagnosis
- you’re undergoing genetic testing or have a genetic diagnosis
- you’re a partner, family member or friend or someone affected.
If you prefer, you can also chat to one of our volunteers through our email support service.
How does it work?
If you’d like to talk to a volunteer by telephone, you can submit the webform below. A staff member will call you within three working days.
If you’d like to speak to us sooner, you can call 0345 077 1893. We’re open Monday – Thursday, 9-5pm and Friday 9-4pm.
When we speak to you, we’ll ask you a few questions about yourself so that we can find a volunteer who has the most in common with you. You might want to be matched with someone who’s had the same diagnosis and treatments to you, or who made a particular decision about your treatment or breast reconstruction. Or you might want to speak to someone of a similar age, with similar personal circumstances who understands how you may be feeling. We’ll always take into account what’s most important for you.
What support will I receive?
Our volunteers can support you at any point, from the shock of your diagnosis or testing, during your treatments, or helping you to regain some sort of normality when treatments have ended.
Your volunteer will:
- offer emotional support and practical tips
- share their own experiences
- support you in making informed decisions
Speaking to someone who’d had such a similar diagnosis and treatment and who felt all the things I was feeling was absolutely invaluable.