The Good To Talk befriending service has been designed to support people of the South Asian community. We feel from our personal experiences and many other women we have connected with that there is a lack of tailored support to openly talk about their Breast Cancer diagnosis.
How does it work?
If you’d like to talk to a volunteer, you can contact us using the form below. We will do our best to contact you within 3- 5 working days.
If you’d like to speak to us sooner, you can email us at email@example.com We’re open Monday – Friday, 9-5pm.
Once you have completed the form, we will give you a call to ask you a few questions about yourself to find out the most important issues for you right now. You might want to speak with someone who’s had the same diagnosis and needed to make similar decisions about treatment or surgery. Or you might want to speak to someone of a similar age, with similar personal circumstances who understands how you may be feeling and from a similar cultural background. We will gather this information to try and match you with someone who is as close as possible to your needs.
What support will I receive?
Our volunteers can support you at any point, whether you’ve recently had a diagnosis, are mid-way through treatment or are trying to regain a sense of normality when treatments have ended, no matter how long ago that may have been.
Your volunteer will:
We are not medical professionals and therefore will always advise that in the first instance you seek the correct medical advice. What we are here to do is, listen without judgment.
Supported by Berkshire Community Foundation
"I think cancer helps to transform a person... It affected me so much that it enabled me to grow, appreciate life and honour my body!"
- Manisha Koirala, Actress