Find a world of support about living as a young woman with primary breast cancer.
Younger Women Together
Although it might feel like you’re the only younger woman with breast cancer, you’re not alone. If you’re aged 20-45 and have a diagnosis of primary breast cancer our Younger Women Together events give you the opportunity to meet with and share your experiences with other younger women – whether you’re currently going through treatment or trying to find your ‘new normal’ after treatment.
These new one-day events take place across the UK and you’ll be able to get expert information and explore important topics such as intimacy, fertility and coping with change and uncertainty. Our events include small group discussions, with support from expert facilitators, Breast Cancer Now’s Younger Women’s Clinical Nurse Specialist and trained volunteers who have all experienced breast cancer as younger women.
To find out more and register for an event in your area, please select the dates below:
- Manchester - Saturday 27 November 9.30am -4.30pm
- London - Saturday 22 January 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Birmingham - Saturday 12 February 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Leeds - Saturday 12 March 9.30am - 4.30pm
Younger Women Together Online
If you’re under 45 and have had a primary breast cancer diagnosis within the last three years, our new Younger Women Together Online service is just for you. In a confidential online space, you’ll meet other women your age who understand what you’re going through and be able to access expert information on treatment, fertility, exercise and more.
Our upcoming series start on the below dates. Please select a date to find out more and register:
Younger Women Together Speakers Live
Do you want to learn more about healthy eating, exercise and returning to work? Come along to our live talks by expert speakers via Zoom webinar – you can attend all of them or select the ones which interest you.
There will be an opportunity to send questions before or during the talk.
Younger Women Together Online has been created whilst Breast Cancer Now’s face-to-face services are suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis. We’re always with you, even when we can’t get to you.
Our speakers events take place on the below dates:
Tuesday 1st March at 7pm Healthy Eating with Nathalie Jones
Nathalie Jones is a freelance dietitian based in Glasgow, she has worked in the NHS and in private practice. She qualified in 2003 in general community dietetics, covering all aspects of dietary care before specialising in weight management and sports nutrition.
Nathalie has enjoyed running healthy eating sessions for Breast Cancer Now since January 2009.
Thursday 7th April at 7pm Managing work and Cancer with Maggie Newton
Maggie joined the Working with Cancer team in 2016. She finds it extremely rewarding to be able to support those affected by cancer at work through drawing on her own experiences. She was successfully treated for breast cancer in 2014 and then thyroid cancer in 2017. Despite having a strong support network of family and friends there were times when she felt very alone and being able to share feelings with colleagues who’d also been through cancer was immensely beneficial. She enjoys being able to use her knowledge and coaching skills to help clients rebuild their confidence and set realistic goals. She also delivers employer support for WWC as it is really important for line managers, and HR professionals, to fully understand the impact cancer may have on staff, and how to handle communications sensitively.
Maggie started her management career at Crest Hotels before moving into communication focussed roles at Kraft Foods, Barclaycard and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). She has extensive experience in effective communications, getting the best out of people and developing resilience, particularly in times of significant change. When her breast cancer diagnosis coincided with redundancy, this provided her with the motivation and incentive needed to start her own coaching business.
Maggie qualified as a coach with the Coaching Academy and is also accredited to use DISC personality profiling. She cares deeply about helping clients find their feet again emotionally after cancer and clients describe her as kind, passionate and knowledgeable