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.

Browse by topics

Community updates    Cancer awareness    Tips, ideas and recipes

 Personal experiences    Supporting someone with cancer      Art, photography and creative writing

Latest Blogs

  • Looking after yourself, by yourself

    Looking after yourself written over a picture of a person with long blonde hair, looking out to the ocean

    Here in the Online Community, we know the power that peer support can have. Spending time with a loved one or talking to someone online who knows what you’re going through, can be incredibly important sources of support. However, sometimes there might be nobody around when you need support, or you might not want to talk to someone right now. Your friends and family might be busy, and you might be waiting on a reply to…

    • 19 Feb 2021
  • Looking after you - coping with a recent bereavement

    'Looking after you, coping with a recent bereavement' written in white text over a photograph of a lake at sunset.

    There is no right or wrong way to feel if you have just experienced a recent loss. Everyone is different, and everyone’s relationship with the person who has passed away is unique, so it’s natural that each person will need different support depending on how they feel. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. The Community, and Macmillan, are here to support you. As part of this support, we wanted…

    • 18 Feb 2021
  • LGBT+ History Month - How can you get involved?

    "LGBT+ History Month" written over a picture of a lake at the bottom of a valley, and a bright blue sky

    This LGBT+ History Month, we first want to acknowledge that it’s not enough to have one month to highlight, listen to and learn from LGBT+ people and their experiences. Here on the Online Community, we aim to provide a place to for everyone affected by cancer to find support 365 days a year. We want to do everything we can to ensure the Online Community is as helpful and supportive a place as possible.


    • 15 Feb 2021