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Over 18’s Digital Peer Support Programme 2022

If you’re aged 18-27 (or will be by 28 November 2022), this is a chance for you to meet other young people who have cancer. We have eight different online sessions for you to choose from across three weeks – and they’re all absolutely free.


Apply by 11:59pm, 7 November Session dates and times

Although our programme will involve some fun activities like online gaming, arts and crafts and cooking, our overall aim is to give you the chance to meet with and get to know other young people who know what cancer and treatment is like. 

Here is the programme! All extra resources needed for the activities will be provided by us free of charge.

Choose however many of the following sessions you would like to join: 

  1. Monday 28 November, 7-9pm: Getting to know you…(we would recommend joining this in addition to any other sessions you pick)   
  2. Wednesday 30 November, 7-9pm: Tie Dye Arts and Crafts 
  3. Friday 2 December, 7-8.30pm: Relaxation/Mindfulness with guest facilitator  
  4. Monday 5 December, 7-9pm: The Great Digital Bake-off 
  5. Wednesday 7 December, 7-8.30pm: Using your strengths to power your future (careers workshop) with guest facilitator 
  6. Friday 9 December, 7-9pm: Among Us Gaming session 
  7. Monday 12 December, 7-9pm: Gingerbread House Making 
  8. Monday 19 December, 7-8.30pm: Open drop-in session – we will shape this one around suggestions from you throughout the programme, so keep an eye out for more info! 

Apply by 11:59pm on Monday 7 November

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Who can sign up?

If you want to join our Over 18’s Digital Peer Support Programme, you must:

  • have been diagnosed with cancer (or still on active treatment) on or after your 13th birthday
  • be aged between 18 and 27 by 28 November 2022
  • be on active treatment currently


  • be no more than 2 years post-treatment (due to the pandemic we will consider extending this, however if you are 3 or more years post-treatment we won’t accept your application)

Some young people may be undergoing therapies for non-cancerous conditions, such as aplastic anaemia and fibromatosis, which bear similarities with cancer treatment.   

These applications will be considered on an individual basis provided they meet the wider criteria.

If you know another young person who meets this eligibility criteria, why not let them know about the event too? 


If you’re under 18

We ran our 2022 under 18’s digital programme as part of our Find Your Sense Of Tumour (FYSOT) event over the summer. However please keep an eye out for more under 18’s online opportunities in 2023!

And if you’d like more information about the programme, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Honestly, I’m a bit fed up of digital, why should I join this?

You may think online events just aren’t your thing - or feel burnt out by constant screen-time during the pandemic - we can relate! Our approach is shaped by young people and has three key elements:

  • Our group sizes are manageable and small, which will enable staff and other young people to get to know each other.
  • Our activities are varied and don’t require any pre-existing skills or experience.
  • Our sessions are inclusive of all young people.

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What next?

After we’ve received your registration/consent form we will check you meet the criteria with the key hospital contact you have listed in the form. We’ll then be back in touch to let you know if your place has been confirmed.  

If you want to know more about signing up please email us at: [email protected]

Frequently asked questions