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This is where you can find out about all the amazing things going on in the Online Community. It's where you'll find news about events and awareness months; ways to get involved with Macmillan and up-to-date campaigning news from Macmillan HQ.
Welcome to the Online Community, we hope you find it to be a place of comfort and support. You might be feeling worried, upset, happy or just a bit strange right now, but the Community is here for you 24/7 no matter what you are going through.
Our New to the Community group is a great place to start here on the site, and we’ve collated some great tips from our members which have been posted in the group to help you make the most of the Online Community.
Everyone who is affected by cancer has a different experience, but the Community is here to show that you are not alone.
“When you feel up to it, it would be useful if [you] could pop something about your journey so far into your profile as it really helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.”
Your profile is an opportunity to personalise how you appear on the site, and explain your situation in as much detail as you would like. To keep everyone in the Community safe, our Community guidelines outline that you shouldn’t give details in your profile such as your full name, contact details or postal address. How you are affected by cancer, the area you live in and your first name can all be included if you would like.
“There is a group button near the top that you can click on and browse through the cancer types and cancer experience. You could browse the other posts to see if there are any you want to reply to and/ or add your own post.”
“Posting in these groups will open up your concerns to a wider group of people who know exactly what you are going through at the moment.“
The groups are where the heart of the Community is, and is the best way to find others who can understand how you are feeling. We have lots of different groups, and you can join as many as you like.
“A cancer diagnosis can bring a lot of stress, confusion and many questions but talking with people who are on the same journey can help a lot”
“Just as there is no right way to react to a cancer diagnosis, there is no right way to feel about the various support options available to us. Some people find enormous value in peer support.”
First and foremost, the Community is a safe place to talk to others about how you are feeling, and connect with people who might have gone through similar experiences. When you click on a group, you can start your own discussion by clicking “start a discussion” underneath the group title. You’ll receive notifications when other members respond. Alternatively, you can scroll through discussions in the group and click “reply” at the bottom of other members’ messages to offer messages of solidarity and support.
We’re glad you have found the Community, and we hope you find it to be a place of comfort and kindness. If you have any questions about using the site or would like any further support, you can get in touch with the Community team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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