By Your Side - Dundee
by Macmillan Cancer Support Claimed
By Your Side – A new one-to-one support service for people living with cancer
Would you like to speak with someone who has walked in your shoes?
By Your Side is a support service that complements the services currently available to those affected by cancer in Dundee, offering a short-term opportunity for people living with cancer to speak to someone who has experienced cancer themselves. This service has been designed by a group of people affected by cancer in Dundee, the ICJ Cancer Voices, and is a Macmillan Cancer Support and Volunteer Dundee partnership project.
How can we help?
Our volunteers are ready to listen and share, with a deep personal understanding of the emotional challenges that cancer can bring. After we match you with one of our volunteers, they will be in touch to arrange a meet-up at a time and location convenient for both of you. These meet-ups are led by you and your needs. What would you like to talk about? How is cancer affecting your life? What questions have you been unable to ask? How are you really feeling?
What happens next?
After around three meet-ups, we will discuss how to move ahead. Dundee has many useful support services including drop-in information, holistic needs support, long-term befriending and gentle exercise classes. If you would like, your volunteer can support you to access any of these.
For more information, please get in touch with the team.
Last updated 11/12/2019
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