Macmillan are now on SKYPE
For many cancer
sufferers and their carers, it can be struggle to leave their homes to access
the support and advice they are in need of. Macmillan recognise this and that's why we've been working with SKYPE to offer people
affected by cancer an online video service so that they can talk to one of
our Macmillan Buddies from the comfort of their own home.
People affected by
cancer can either self refer or can be referred via a Health Professional.
simple process is outlined below:
- Visit www.skype-macmillan.com where
you will be asked to set up a profile and enter the question or topic
you'd like to discuss.
- A Macmillan moderator will view your
profile and share it with an appropriate Macmillan Buddy who has been trained
to deal with your specific topic.
- Your Macmillan Buddy will send you
an email asking if you would like to talk and requesting a suitable time to do
Anyone wishing to take
part must have a computer with a microphone and a webcam, an email address
and a broadband internet connection.
As this is a pilot
project, we also need those taking part to help us shape the project for the
future by giving feedback and answering questions about their experience.