Community News Blog

This is a place where you can read about everything that's happening on Macmillan's Community. From guest stories, to sharing awareness months, here is where you'll hear about all of the latest from Macmillan's Community. This blog is run by Macmillan's Community Team.

Community News

  • Cancer and Covid- Ruth's Story

    Ruth's Story- cancer and covid written in white over a picture of rows of green seats in a waiting room

    October is Breast cancer awareness month and to mark this, Ruth sharing her cancer experience of being diagnosed with Breast cancer during the Coronavirus pandemic. Ruth talking about becoming a mum and being diagnosed, all during a national lockdown.  

    I never thought I would be diagnosed with breast cancer, at 32, with a 7-week-old baby. I also never thought that I would be on my own when I heard those fateful words…

    • 27 Oct 2020
  • Fixes and issues - an update for members, October 2020

    People climbing over an obstacle.

    In this blog, you’ll find some more updates about issues and fixes on the Community. We’d like to say a huge thank you for your continued support and patience at this time. We’re still working really hard behind the scenes and resolving issues as fast as we can. If you’re continuing to experience problems on the site then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on community@macmillan…

    • 26 Oct 2020
  • 'What grief has taught me' by Melanie - Vol 2 'The problem with looking too far ahead'

     'What grief has taught me' by Melanie written in white letters over a photo of an autumnal forest, the leaves on the trees are all different colours.

    In today’s Community News Blog we have the second volume of our guest blog series, ‘What Grief has taught me’ by Community member MelanieL. Melanie has been a member of the Community and a contributor to the Prostate cancer, Carers only and Bereaved spouses and partners discussion groups for a long time. Melanie lost her husband Paul to an advanced form of prostate cancer in May of 2018. In this series…

    • 23 Oct 2020
  • Mental Health Check in

    The words 'mental health check in' written in white on a picture of a calm blue sea with blue skies.

    It was World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10th October. Since then, there have been many conversations about our mental health. The Community is a place for these conversations to continue alongside being a source of support.

    Our Mental health and wellbeing are just as important as our physical health, so we should take the time to understand how we are feeling, and how we can look after ourselves.

    “Sorry about my long…

    • 20 Oct 2020