Digital Monthly Meet-ups (Under 18s)

The Digital Monthly Meet-ups are a chance for you to meet other young people who have cancer from all over the UK. We run a session every month and they’re all absolutely free.

Young people aged 18-27 years old can join our Over 18s Digital Monthly Meet-Ups.

First Thursday of every month

Although our programme may involve some fun activities like online gaming, arts and crafts and cooking, our 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.

If you’re aged 13-17

You can sign up now and receive invites each month! All extra resources needed for the activities will be provided by us free of charge.

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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.
Lucia laughing

“I have attended both digital and face-to-face events and I can say that I have had the best time on both. I find that digital events help me meet new people from the comfort of somewhere that is familiar to me, then when I go to a face-to-face event, I already know some familiar faces.”

Lucia, digital programme participant and Youth Advisory Group member

Who can sign up?

If you want to join our Under 18s Digital Monthly Meet-ups, you must:

  • have been diagnosed with cancer (or were still on active treatment) on or after your 13th birthday
  • be aged between 13 and 17 from 7th September 2023 (if you turn 18 during the year we will move you into our Over 18s group)
  • be on active treatment currently


  • be no more than 2 years post-treatment

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? Just send them this link: Under 18s Digital Monthly Meet-ups

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Under 18s Digital Monthly Meet-ups

The information you provide in this form will be seen by staff at Teenage Cancer Trust and the key hospital contact you have listed on the form. 

We’re asking you these questions to ensure the young person is eligible to attend the Digital Monthly Meet-ups and, if so, what support they will need from us. 

This is both a registration and consent form for the group – so please ensure the young person meets the criteria before applying. 

Consent will be valid for one calendar year from the date you have submitted the form. If the young person is still eligible to access the group after this period they will be required to re-register.

Starred questions are mandatory so please ensure you have answered these properly or you will be asked to submit a new form.

Young Person's Details
Permanent address
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Young Person's pronouns
For some sessions we will be providing resources - these will be purchased by us and delivered directly to you from a third party. 
Criteria Checks
I was diagnosed with cancer* or still on active treatment on or after my 13th birthday
*You may be able to join if you have a non-cancer diagnosis which requires cancer treatment.
I am currently aged 13-17 years old
Are you still on active treatment?
When did you finish treatment?
Key Hospital Contact
In order to create a safe space we have to ensure the criteria above is met. We will therefore be verifying applications using a Key Hospital Contact - this must be someone from your treating team who is able to confirm the answers you have given above using an NHS email address.
Your physical and mental health
Do you have any specific dietary requirements?
Some sessions involve us sending food out - we will cater to all requirements so please specify in as much detail as possible.
Do you have any allergies? (including food allergies)
Are there any other physical, emotional or wellbeing factors that we should know about you (e.g., phobias or anxiety)?
Emergency contacts
If there is an emergency while you are taking part in the sessions, who should we get in touch with? 
Contact's address
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This question is optional. Leave it blank if not known or not applicable.
Some important information about how we use your data 

Teenage Cancer Trust respects your privacy and values the trust you place in us when giving personal information. We work within the guidelines of the Access to Health Records Act 1990 and the General Data Protection Regulation.  

The information you have provided will be kept by Teenage Cancer Trust and will be treated with the strictest of confidence. It will not be shared with a third party without your consent unless we have a statutory obligation to do so and there are concerns for your safety of which Teenage Cancer Trust has a duty to report this to the relevant authority in order for appropriate action to be taken. 

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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. You will then be verified for 1 calendar year and we will send you information out each month with instructions to join the sessions.  

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

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