Jimmyteens.tv, a video service for young cancer patients, enables young people affected by cancer to share their experiences in a creative way; using film, animation or documentary.
Funded by Teenage Cancer Trust, the project began in Leeds when cameras were given out to teenage cancer patients to document their experiences.
Jimmyteens.tv is now running in 17 different UK hospitals and there are over 900 films on the website, which has received nearly one million views since it launched. 12 young people affected by cancer now work for the project throughout the country.
In September 2010, jimmyteens.tv opened it's very first studio in Sheffield, where live shows now take place:
- Pierre Live - a light hearted look at older footage from jimmyteens.tv
- The Debate - a professionally and patient lead show that discusses various topics that affect teenagers and young people with cancer, such as education, fertility and brain tumours.
- SoundPad - a live monthly music based show presented by two ex-patients
Find Your Sense of Tumour
jimmyteens.tv is now recognised as an extremely important service within the treatment of teenage and young adults with cancer and was awarded an excellence in oncology for best charitable initiative by Pfizer in November 2010. The project is now developing international links and will soon by launching a full service in Australia.
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