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Peer to Peer Programme

Myeloma UK has launched a new Peer-to-Peer programme.

Peer Buddies

Myeloma UK recognises that people with experience of myeloma or a related condition (whether as a patient or a carer/family member) have a wealth of knowledge that can be of help to anyone navigating their myeloma journey. This new programme will facilitate one on one support as a complement to our well-established Support Groups.

All Myeloma UK’s Peer Buddies have experience of myeloma or a related condition which they are happy to share with people seeking support.

Trained Peer Buddies will offer up to six sessions of support over a maximum of six weeks. People can receive support either over the phone or on the video conferencing platform Zoom. Support is available for both patients and their carers/family members, with patients supporting patients and carers/family members supporting carers/family members.

Please note that the Peer Buddy service is not a counselling or mental health service.

If you feel you would benefit from counselling, you can get advice on how to go about this by speaking to the team on the Myeloma UK Infoline on 0800 980 3332 (UK) or 1800 937 773 (Ireland).

The Peer Buddy service will open for referrals on Wednesday 23rd February.

Peer Discussion Forum Volunteers

Peers now also support Myeloma UK by interacting with people on the Myeloma UK Discussion Forum, by sharing their personal experiences to help other people in their myeloma journey. If you want support from someone who has been where you are then you can post on the Forum to receive support and guidance.