Chat Together FAQs
How often do the groups meet?
The sessions are held weekly and last for one hour.
Who runs the groups?
The groups are facilitated by a member of our team and volunteers who've experienced bowel cancer themselves.
I'm new to Zoom, will there be anybody to help me get started?
We won't have technical support on the day but once you've registered we'll send you guidelines on how to set up and use Zoom. If you have any questions before the Chat Together begins please contact someone from the team for help.
Do I have to pay anything?
No, our Chat Together events are free for people affected by bowel cancer.
What will we talk about?
Chat Together is very informal and the chance to chat with others virtually, so there isn't an agenda. Our Chat Together volunteers and staff will be there to provide a listening ear and let you know about our information and support.
This group isn't for giving or receiving medical advice, but people in our chats often speak about how they're finding treatments, how they feel about their bowel cancer and tips for coping.
Will I be asked to share things I'm not comfortable with?
Absolutely not, these aren't professional counselling groups so you won't be asked to share anything that you're not comfortable with. The idea of the group is to connect with others going through something similar in a safe and relaxed environment.
Are the chats confidential?
The chats are kept confidential within our organisation, so you can be reassured that what's said within the group stays there.
The only time we might need to share something outside of the group is if we're concerned about someone's safety. Please ask to see our policy for more information.
If you have any other questions please email us.